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1996 legacy outback vss code p0500


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#26 Fairtax4me

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:23 AM

That would be excellent! Be sure to mention P0500 somewhere in the post so it will pop up if someone searches for that code.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:32 AM

That would be excellent! Be sure to mention P0500 somewhere in the post so it will pop up if someone searches for that code.


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:20 AM

YAY my guide made it in!

Out of curiosity, how many miles on your car?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

192k miles on mine.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:35 AM

192k miles on mine.


Thanks, I was wondering because I have a friend with a gen 2 who just called me this morning asking about p0500... He has 201k, I wonder if it's common for this to happen around 200k? Never seen much of it before. hmm.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:48 AM

The '96 I'm having trouble with has 148k. The person currently borrowing it noted that the CEL comes and goes. I think it's very likely the same issue.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:51 AM

When it's not very bad YET, the CEL does come and go. If you watch the real-time coming from the obd2 port you can see it having a weak connection because it'll be reporting half your speed, or only 10mph, etc. Which doesn't cause a CEL, only when it drops to 0. But I can see that causing weird shifting issues with an automatic!!
But all the time the gauge sits there and works just fine.

I was on a 2000 mile road trip alone when mine starting acting up. That was really great :rolleyes: At least mine is a 5speed so no shifting issues.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

Yep - exactly the same symptoms. Idle changes slightly and the shifting gets werid when the light is on - shifts perfect when it's off. It will be a few more days before I get the car back and have a chance to check this - things went south on a Plymouth timing belt job that it's a loaner for. Did the timing belt, etc - then when replacing the thermostat we found large amounts of oil in the coolant - upon further inspection the head gasket is definately blown..... so now I'm waiting on parts to repair that and the '96 GT is still on loan. :-\

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:22 PM

Yep - exactly the same symptoms. Idle changes slightly and the shifting gets werid when the light is on - shifts perfect when it's off. It will be a few more days before I get the car back and have a chance to check this - things went south on a Plymouth timing belt job that it's a loaner for. Did the timing belt, etc - then when replacing the thermostat we found large amounts of oil in the coolant - upon further inspection the head gasket is definately blown..... so now I'm waiting on parts to repair that and the '96 GT is still on loan. :-\

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I hate jobs that escalate like that ... I fix computers and the same type of thing is more common than I'd like.




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