Last post on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Lights, Electrical, Sedan, Wagon
#166 of 169 2002 outback whats happening help
Oct 16, 2012 (6:25 pm)
2002 subaru outback abs brake battery light started coming on and off alltogether the lights till while driving car hit hard lost power thought was transmission hit hard again slowly got off hwy car died man took cable off battery replaced and car started ran fine short distance. Then did same again. Put gound wire on battery and frame seemed to work but battery had been drained any suggestions alternator ok battery brand new ok
#167 of 169 Re: Lights dim and noise in radio [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 19, 2012 (3:07 pm)
Hello. Thanks for the reply. It was the alternator, it was less then 6 months old. and it didn't cost me anything to get it fixed.
#168 of 169 Re: Lights dim and noise in radio [fmochrie]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2012 (7:38 am)
Great! Yep, never presume that just because something was repaired recently, that you can eliminate that part from your diagnosis.
#169 of 169 Re: 2002 outback whats happening help [azlois]
Oct 26, 2012 (10:33 am)
Wow, tough read on that post.
Even though you say the alternator is fine, I'll bet its the alternator. If its putting out less than around 13??? volts, its not enough. If its putting out too many volts it can fry the batery as well.
I had the samething happen with My 2001 outback. Break light came on first. Then after many miles of driving the other lights appeared, then finally the car quit running. New alternator and battery and life was good again.