So I just bought a legacy 2.2 l wagon,(my third one) its a 96' with 96,000 miles, automatic, manufactured in 08/95(OBDII).
First Off- this thing is clean, and seems very well cared for and is the first automatic I've owned.
- the temp gauge usually rides under the cold mark or right above it and occasionally will get up to normal operating temp, then go back down. I have replaced the thermostat with a Subaru thermostat(it had a small aftermarket one in it) with no success on fixing it. maybe a temp sensor?
- also have been noticing a lot of clicking and some chirping in the dash gauge cluster area that I haven't noticed on my other legacy 2.2 5sp wagons. AC clicks ALOT and you get a little boost of power when the ac clicks off. It does this funny fast triple churp from the dash gauge cluster area when you mash on the gas in a high gear when going up a hill or something. No biggie, just curious if this is common. I can deal with clicking for rockin AC lol..
- had some shuttering on tight corners on the test drive, but disappeared after 30 minutes of driving. I suspect it had been sitting for quite some time and the clutch plates were a little gummed up, and broke free after moving around a bit. Not worried about it.
-shifts a little rough from 1'st to 2nd when it has set for over 5 hours and a little slow from 2nd to 3rd. After a few minutes of driving it shifts smooth. When I got it the fluid was low and I added some to get it to the full mark. I am considering changing the trans fluid and even adding some TransX.
-noticed some gear oil around where the driveshaft connects with the rear diff. Its not a whole lot and isn't dripping. I suspect the rear pinion seal, I have checked the rear diff fluid and it seems fine.
-noticed some gear oil maybe ATF in that funny pit area on the auto trans straight back from where the dipstick for the front diff is. Not dripping or having to add fluid or anything like that. Miffed on this one
-she sings/whistles form the rear passanger tire area when at a stand still in park, and when moving, it's just more noticeable when stopped. I think I have localized this annoying noise to the fuel pump? So I'm thinking I might throw a new one in, cuz high pitched noise like that drives me nuts haha.
-has the rumble feature when in drive at a standstill with your foot on the brake. way worse when the ac is on and seems worse after the car has been driven some distance. I understand this is a common feature and am not to worried about it, just slip her into N if it is bothering me.
no check engine light is on, and she drives amazingly well and doesn't leak oil.
Hope that's not to much at once, just trying to be specific and thorough as some problems could be related to each other.