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#6793 of 19336 1993 Subaru legacy...
Jul 10, 2006 (8:40 am)
Ok, so I drove about 35 miles and the car was acting fine, I pulled into a gas station, put the car in park (still running)- and it died. Tried to start again and it just makes a grinding noise and dies. The car has full battery power but is acting like it's not getting gas. Has plenty of oil as well. I put gas in the tank 2 days before, so I know it has gas.
I thought it was a clogged fuel filter, but I replaced it and it still wont start! Any suggestions?!?!?
#6794 of 19336 Transmission problems 95 legacy AWD
Jul 10, 2006 (9:27 am)
Hello everyone i dont know if anyone has posted this question before but i need some urgent help...i have a 95 subaru legacy all wheel drive automatic with 150,000 miles on it...i am an intern here in michigan for the summer and i live in new mexico...i am having problems with the transmission...everytime i want to shift in reverse it doesnt seem to engage...after a couple of minutes once i try it again it works...but as soon as i turn off the car and then turn it on and try to reverse it doesnt seem to engage...i was wondering what might be the problem...the transmission does this wether the car is warm or cold...could it be that i just need a new transmission...i live 1,300 miles away from home and im wondering if it will make it back...which i dont think so...if any of you can help that would be great...
#6795 of 19336 Re: Transmission problems 95 legacy AWD [deviousguy]
Jul 10, 2006 (10:56 am)
Might be worthwhile to do a full transmission flush, not just a fluid change. If that doesn't help, I'd be looking at another used car with less mileage.
#6796 of 19336 2002 WRX A/C DOA
Jul 10, 2006 (7:47 pm)
Ok guys, for one of the few times in my life, I was an early adopter, preordering my WRX and taking the first shipment available. Now for the issues...in summer 2004 the driver's side window and bracket(which always clunked going down) tore lose from the door and had to be replaced/repaired by the dealer..they said they'd never seen this before, but I've seen at least one other reference to this problem out there. They were very nice about it, repairing everything for $50 or so even though I was a thousand miles over warranty. Then in early 2005 I noticed things in my trunk were getting wet and the carpet had a mildew smell - apparently leaking the whole time I had the car. Dealer adjusted the striker as tight as they could but wanted to charge a fee to "diagnose" the problem. No thanks says I and the thing still leaks and smells. Fast forward to last week when the a/c in my car which averages 1,000 miles every three months, with less than 51K on the clock, stops working altogether after a year or more of intermittent inability to cool the cabin on really hot days. Took car to dealer and they say they need to replace the condenser and hoses and who knows what else to the tune of $1050! This is a 5 year old import, I can't believe I'm having these problems! The mechanic says the a/c failure is just bad luck but I see more than one reference to similar problems. Any suggestions on what I should do now as I don't really have another grand to drop into the car after just replacing the tires, brakes and belts to pass PA inspection in May?
Any and all input is greatly appreciated.
#6797 of 19336 Re: 2002 WRX A/C DOA [orrmobl]
Jul 11, 2006 (8:59 am)
Your problems aren't even the typical ones (wheel bearings, clutch). I'd have to agree that it's been bad luck.
Tires, brakes, and belts are wear and tear, that would apply to any car. $1050 hurts but even that is less than 3 new car payments. Will your car outlast those 3 months? Certainly, and you'd have to fix it to sell it anyway.
Sorry to hear about it, though.
#6798 of 19336 Re: 2002 WRX A/C DOA [orrmobl]
Jul 11, 2006 (3:54 pm)
did you ever have the refrigerant checked last year when you had cooling problems? I had a accident in a 98 Legacy and it probably developed a small refrigerant leak and after you lose enough of that the condenser gets damaged and its all down hill from there.
#6799 of 19336 Re: 2002 WRX A/C DOA [orrmobl]
Jul 11, 2006 (9:12 pm)
You might want to get a second opinion/quote from an a/c specialist.
#6800 of 19336 2005 Outback XT wagon brake wear- abnormal?
Jul 12, 2006 (8:55 am)
I'm thinking of buying a 2005 OBW XT with 12,500 miles on it. The car looks great except the front brakes are completely worn. The dealer has agreed to repair the brake damage before the purchase.
Is this level of brake wear normal for a car with 12,500 miles on it? If not, what would cause it to happen? Could this be indicative of a bigger, underlying problem? After the work is done I will drive the car and check for any "rotor rub". Other than that, is there anything I should look at before buying this car?
Thanks to everyone in advance for any advice.
#6801 of 19336 Re: 2005 Outback XT wagon brake wear- abnormal? [steviewonder]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:18 am)
Normal, no. But I'd ask to see what was fixed, and also ask how long they guarantee the work. Brakes are wear and tear, but if they give you 12 months, then inspect the brakes at 11 months to see if the pattern is repeating. I kind of doubt it.
#6802 of 19336 Re: 2005 Outback XT wagon brake wear- abnormal? [steviewonder]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:21 am)
Probably driven hard or by someone hard on brakes. No lasting concern, IMO. New pads and rotors should solve it.