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#286 of 587 stereo problem in 1995 subaru
Jan 16, 2008 (8:49 am)
My friend has a 1995 Suburu Legacy Outback and her Alpine stereo stopped working the other morning. I just checked the fuse and it was intact, but I changed it anyway ... the new one also did not fix the problem. Does anyone have an idea what the issue could be? I think the stereo is about six years old (give or take) and it has not given her any problems until now. The other morning, it did not come on when she started the car. Then it worked and came in and out before dying for good.
She recently had a new alternator put in, so I am not sure if that is related to the problem.
Let me know what you think.
#287 of 587 Re: stereo problem in 1995 subaru [jdevaney1980]
Jan 17, 2008 (4:20 pm)
The alternator may be related to the problem, but it sounds to me like the radio just kicked the bucket. It does happen. Did she hear any metallic "thunk"s when it finally quit? If so, that would be the bucket falling over....
Did you check the connector on the back of the radio to make sure it is seated properly? How about the wires?
#288 of 587 Electrical Problem - 99 Legacy
Jan 28, 2008 (9:23 am)
This morning I found out that the radio, front and back windshield wipers, mirror adjusters, and hazards stopped working. All the other electrical stuff works fine. I checked the fuses and don't see any that are blown. Any idea what the problem might be?
Feb 21, 2008 (8:59 am)
ok here is the deal i was trying to put in a cd player in my 96 subaru legacy L and well i was doing the stuff that has to be done well here is the flip of it all ok i start to connect all the stuff and i had it all done well the back speaker didn't work and i noticed that have i turned the car on the doors would try and lock and then i noticed the overhead light wasn't on have the doors was open and then i was just bout to take my friend home and the dash light didn't come on so i unhook everything and then the doors stop trying to lock have i started the car and the overhead light works but the dash light still dont work what do i do
#290 of 587 electrical/ fuel injector problem/ 96 legacy
Apr 23, 2008 (8:16 am)
My 96 subaru legacy is not getting a charge to one of the fuel injectors. we have tested the injector, tested as much wiring we could, and put in a different ECU to try
and isolate the problem. It seems to be in the wires, but we cant find a short. the car still ran before we tore it apart...although rather poorly....and on three cylinders....
#291 of 587 Re: electrical/ fuel injector problem/ 96 legacy [rsposito]
Apr 25, 2008 (5:04 am)
Check the continuity of the fuel injector wiring? Thats all that is left to do.
#292 of 587 Re: 96 Outback electrical issues after engine swap [simplecj]
May 11, 2008 (1:51 pm)
simplecj wrote ...
"We plugged everything in and decided to see if it would fire up. When we reconnected the battery we noticed that the parking lights as well as the dash lights were blinking, 30 times, pause, 30 times... and so on with or without the key in the ignition. The engine did turn over but it would not fire so we decided to check for spark and fuel. We discovered that the car is not getting any fuel and there is no spark either. Thinking maybe the computer needs to be reset?"
I have a '96 outback in the garage that got left over the winter and now I need to get it moved out to sell. I was running the car once a week or so but we hit a patch of bad weather and I wasn't able to drive it for several weeks. The next time I went to run the car it needed a jump. No problem. After that I started disconnecting the battery between runs. The next time I went to start up it worked fine. But the next time after that I started getting the blinking lights problem exactly as described by simplecj. The first time this happened I was able to jump and run the car but the battery died while sitting in the drive for an hour or so (due to the constant flashing even with key removed from the ignition). I jumped again and ran it and disconnected the battery as before. But the last time I tried to jump (connected to a '02 outback with engine idling) it would crank for less than 1 sec but never started. I let the running car charge the dead battery for 15-20mins but could not jump.
So, how do I get this car back to a running condition? Does it just need more cranking power? Should I put a charger on the battery? Or replace the battery? Or is the computer in such a state that it simply will not let the engine run without devine intervention?
And what procedure will stop the lights from flashing all the time?
#294 of 587 '98 Subaru Outback + Tachometer goes wild on freeway
May 19, 2008 (3:36 pm)
I'm a little old lady driver of a '98 Subaru Outback wagon with 80K miles. For about a year, the tachometer on my wagon goes crazy when I'm between 65-70 mph on the freeway. I'm not accelerating any more, but suddenly it sounds like my engine has popped into overdrive. The tach is around 2800/rpm around 65 mph, and it will suddenly go to around 4500 rpm. I feel that I don't have control of my vehicle at this point and I'm becoming afraid to drive on the freeway, which is impossible where I live. My local dealer charged me $475 and wrote "Found temp sensor reading incorrectly and oil leak at trans. wiring harness. Replace "O" ring for harness and temp sensor." This did nothing but empty my pocket. Any ideas? I hate to put out more money until I can figure out what's really wrong. Thanks! Kerry
#295 of 587 Re: '98 Subaru Outback + Tachometer goes wild on freeway [kerryp]
May 19, 2008 (6:32 pm)
I am assuming it's an automatic transmission, if so, it could be low fluid and/or your transmission starting to fail.