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#17225 of 19336 1999 Forester key/door problems
Jun 14, 2007 (12:20 pm)
Hi all -
I thought I would get feedback here before I sucked it up and took the car to the dealership I have a 1999 Subaru Forester that has around 150K miles on it. It has the remote door locking feature but this past fall the battery wore out and I just never got around to replacing it so I just used the key to enter the car.
A few months ago I noticed that when I tried to use the key to enter the passenger door or the hatch, the key would go into the lock but I could not turn it. In true
cheap cost saving fashion, I ignored it and just used the driver's door to get in. Well today the driver's door went kaput as well. I jimmy'd the key a little and now the key will turn in the lock but the door won't unlock. I have my roadside assitance coming to unlock the door for me as I type.
Any ideas on what this could be? I am hoping that this is not a "replace all the locks" issue Thanks for any and all insight!
#17226 of 19336 Re: 1999 Forester key/door problems [ingridr]
Jun 15, 2007 (10:15 am)
Perhaps the key needs replaced rather than the locks? Could be getting worn after eight years & 150k. I no expert... it's just a thought.
#17227 of 19336 Re: 1999 Forester key/door problems [ingridr]
Jun 15, 2007 (5:05 pm)
How about replacing the battery on your remote? Costs $2 or less...
#17228 of 19336 Re: 1999 Forester key/door problems [samiam_68]
Jun 15, 2007 (6:42 pm)
#17229 of 19336 Re: Help for "fyredan" and another 93 Legacy [mdbonjr]
Jun 15, 2007 (8:28 pm)
Well, we've managed to locate the MPFI module, swapped it out and got rid of two of the codes we were getting. Now we're down to a code for the TPS and the IAC. We've tested both of these components thouroughly and they test fine. They have a common shared wire according to schematics that routes through the ignition relay. Does anyone know where this relay is located exactly on a 93 Legacy? I think I might have located it and just want to be sure before tackling the job of replacing it because it's a bugger to get to. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
#17230 of 19336 2001 Outback stalling question
Jun 19, 2007 (10:09 pm)
Hi everyone, I'm writing this post to help my mother who is having problems with her 2001 Outback which she bought new back in 2000. She only has 30,000 miles on it and it's in perfect shape, and all the oil changes and any minor repairs have always been done at a Subaru dealership. Over the past few years, she's had an intermittent problem with her car stalling, usually at intersections when she's at a red light or stop sign. The "check engine" light and "A/T oil" light come on, then the engine will sputter, then race, then quit. She can start the engine again in a few minutes and drive away, but the warning lights stay on. She'll take it into Subaru, where they will replace some computer chip and they have to blow out a hose??? (I haven't seen the paperwork, I'm in Denver and she's in Mass.) This happens every 6 to 8 months, and it's costing her about $250 everytime she goes in there to get it fixed. I'm just worried about her driving the car, hoping she doesn't get into a wreck. The dealership told her the problem is because she isn't driving the car enough. Is this true? Anyone else have this problem? Thanks for any help, she loves the car and doesn't want to get rid of it, but she may have to
#17231 of 19336 Re: 2001 Outback stalling question [chris80233]
Jun 19, 2007 (11:22 pm)
I'm no technical expert, but I'd be taking that vehicle to a different dealership's service department for a second opinion. I'm not buying the advice that she's not driving it enough. 4500 miles a year isn't much, but there are plenty of vehicles out there that get limited use like that. I've put less than that on my '95 Honda del Sol the last three years or so (summer driving only) and have had no problems of that nature.
Maybe someone else w/more technical knowledge (Paisan? or?) can pipe in on possible causes. Faulty sensor?
#17232 of 19336 Re: 2001 Outback stalling question [jeffmc]
Jun 20, 2007 (4:15 am)
Sounds like a TCU problem. It is possible that there is a buildup of varnish in the torque converter but it seems odd.
I would more think it's a problem with the cat being clogged up due to non-use.
Definitely would get a 2nd opinion on it though and without seeing the problem live, it's hard to diagnose.
#17233 of 19336 Re: A/C Problem on Forester [georgiaman]
Jun 20, 2007 (12:06 pm)
I think those would work perfectly. Measure the diameter first, though.
#17234 of 19336 Key Release Relay
Jun 22, 2007 (1:53 pm)
I'm still having electrical problems with my 93 Legacy. When the battery is hooked up, the key will not return to lock or come out. When there is no power, the ignition works fine. I've swapped ignition switches- same thing happened. I've replaced the main fuse box and internal fuse box- no luck. Does anyone know where the relay is that ties to the ignition switch? Also, if anyone has any good ignition wiring diagrams please email them to me. Thanks in advance for your help.