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#309 of 580 Re: 97 Subaru AC relay question [rsttoole]
Aug 13, 2008 (9:36 am)
Was your ac ever fixed? I have a 2007 Outback and the dealership where I got it is disgraceful. My ac cycles on and off and I have to keep it on 3 out of 4 to stay cool. Subaru says it is running w/in specs. It is also worse in hotter weather. My car also veers to the right a lot. Subaru says it drives straight, but the right front strut was already worn in under 10,000 miles enough to have to replace it. I have always heard great things about Subaru, but I will never buy another one.
#310 of 580 Re: AWD Auto Box problems-'95 Legacy 243,000 miles [britbiker]
Aug 13, 2008 (2:12 pm)
You say they have always fought in turns? My '96 never did (had it 220,000 miles with never a hint of a transmission problem). Sounds like maybe the car has a problem with its center differential - a problem that has gone undiagnosed long enough to cause failure in other normally-reliable parts.
I am not sure about the lack of reverse; is there any indication at all, when you shift, that something is happening within the transmission?
#311 of 580 people with tranny problem
Aug 18, 2008 (7:39 pm)
people with the tranny problem here...
did they say it cause the failure?? it has to be some good explanation!
did they fix it for free? I would be contacting corporate on this!
#312 of 580 replaced tranny
Aug 20, 2008 (10:07 pm)
I am considiring purchasing a used 99 Outback that had it's transmission replaced last year. Should I expect other big problems from this car (90,000 miles)? I know the head gasket can go sometime soon too.....
#313 of 580 Re: replaced tranny [wibyer]
Aug 20, 2008 (10:24 pm)
speaking from a transmission rebuilders point of veiw (aftermarket rebuilder) i see very few subaru's for trans repairs 1 maybe out of 150 cars..just my 2 cents worth
#314 of 580 Re: AWD Auto Box problems-'95 Legacy 243,000 miles [britbiker]
Aug 20, 2008 (10:46 pm)
your vehicle should have a 7 for the 11th digit of the VIN idetifying the trans as a 4spd box 4AT designation. Most AWD box fail due to simple problems people dont realize. running 1 tire a different size than the other 3 can cause a failure this happens more frequently in the AUTO 4X4 applications. your loss of reverse issue can be pin pointed however by looking at a clutch and band application chart and eliminating any clutch or band that is applied or holding in a forward gear. normally in most transmissions reverse is applied with the use of a band or drum specifically for reverse and the "DIRECT" clutch drum with todays transmission 5spd + that could be designated as 3rd or 4th gear
#315 of 580 at oil temp sensor light
Aug 26, 2008 (3:16 pm)
This light keeps blinking even though the transmission has been checked and it is okay. Any suggessions to get this sensor diabled?
#316 of 580 Re: at oil temp sensor light [myowncar]
Aug 26, 2008 (4:42 pm)
Sounds like perhaps the sensor is already disabled....
But seriously, have you run a diagnostics check on the car? It might be something other than simply the transmission oil temperature. Those dummy lights don't tell you much, only that you need to hook the car to a code reader. The fact that this particular light is flashing means the error code is triggering in the transmission control unit (rather than the engine control unit).
#317 of 580 Re: at oil temp sensor light [xwesx]
Aug 26, 2008 (7:25 pm)
The flashing usually indicates that one of the clutch packs or pressure solenoids is bad. Definitely have a dealer with the subaru specific computer check it out.
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