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#10410 of 19336 Power Antenna problem
Sep 20, 2001 (9:20 pm)
I've got a 1998 Legacy GT Limited. soon to be 51K miles. Two days ago, my power antenna stopped working. The antenna stays up when the car is turned off. I hear the antenna motor running when I turn on the radio, as if to raise the antenna, but little does the motor know that it's already raised!
Any advice on how to repair it, w/o paying my local Subaru dealer a ton of cash (or does anyone think that a local type shop could get the part(s), and do it for less?
Also, how much work would it take to repair this? My brother's 95 Legacy LS had the same problem, when it was about 4 years old. I think the mechanics had to take body panel off (?) to get to the antenna.
Thanks a bunch.
#10411 of 19336 Aquatred 3's in snow?
Sep 21, 2001 (4:20 am)
I've been mulling over switching from the Yokos to Goodyear Aquatred 3's for my 2001 Forester S. If anyone has had real-life experience with this brand in snow and on ice, I would appreciate reading your post.
#10412 of 19336 Thanks Juice, subaruparts.com was the one I was thinking of.
Sep 21, 2001 (4:42 am)
Sep 21, 2001 (4:59 am)
Go to tirerack.com, they have reviews and ratings for just about any tire
#10414 of 19336 Re: Power Antenna problem
Sep 21, 2001 (5:28 am)
Re: zscottie Sep 20, 2001 10:20pm
Andrew, I recall a post on the Outback mailing list on yahoo! groups ( groups.yahoo.com ; you might have to join to view messages). Wish I had further info.
Sep 21, 2001 (6:18 am)
Colin, I'm trying to diagnose a "click" sound I sometimes hear after I shift, as I'm letting up on the clutch. It's not very loud, like the "clunk" some people have complained of at i-club after hard shifting (which I'm not doing).
It sounds like it's coming from the rear of the car, definitely behind me, similar to if a pebble richocheted off something back there. Someone mentioned it might be the rear diff twisting its bushings? I am trying to shift as smooth as possible.
I wasn't worried about it until I realized no one else seems to have it.
#10416 of 19336 Ordering Subaru Parts...
Sep 21, 2001 (6:53 am)
I recently read a post by Colin (I don't know when it was posted) about ordering parts. The following is a quote from that post...
Again, I still feel loyalty to Darlene because she helped me immensely, but I do want to point out where I would get parts right now: Lisa (aka "Sugar" on the iclub) from Troncalli Subaru in Georgia. Her email address is sugar30041yahoo.com or you can private message her (userid = sugar) if you are a member of the iClub messageboard."
I placed an order for oil filters and crush washers from her. I placed the order on 9/13 and received the parts on 9/19! It only cost me $3.00 for the shipping and handling and she was so nice to deal with.
Another option for parts...
Sep 21, 2001 (7:11 am)
Sounds like some gears have stripped out on the motor. I think just about any mechanic could fix that one. Its not like the antenna motor is harmonically linked with the radio reception or anything. You could use other motors.
Sep 21, 2001 (7:50 am)
Hmm... clicking. Get in the car and with the engine off, depress and release the clutch a few times. Hear any clicking?
Just want to get that one out of the way, it's a common thing for Subarus and easy to fix. Yeah, I know you said the back of the car...