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Good Subie Mechanics? in NH and CO...


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#1 mikeamondo

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:46 PM

Hello all!  We have sent our two youngest off to grad school, each driving a decent 95 Legacy, and we'd like to find a trusted mechanic in each of their areas....

 

Our son, driving a 95 Wagon, 2.2L, named "Boreas" (the car, not our son), is in Hanover, New Hampshire.  Our daughter, driving "Gus", a 95 Legacy Sedan, is in Fort Collins, Colorado, about an hour north of Denver.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations about local subie mechanics who are knowledgeable and fair?  Our daughter's car in CO has an oil leak we'd like to diagnose, and our son called today with an 0x Sensor check engine light and something about flow being low. 

 

Thanks!


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#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

There are a few people in the Denver area. ShawnW (USMB head moderator and owner) has a shop in Denver. If that's too far away he may know of a shop a bit closer.
Pretty sure there are one or two other good shops in/around Denver as well.

#3 ShawnW

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:09 PM

I don't know of any great shops up that way.  Stay clear of the dealers up there for sure I have heard and seen nothing but bad from Dellenbach's service dept.  Happy to take a look and estimates are usually free at my shop.  



#4 lmdew

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:45 PM

My son is in Fort Collins and has been well trained in Subaru's. 

 

He's busy with work and college but I'm sure he'd take a look if it's not urgent.

 

Oil leaks are pretty easy on the 95 2.2

Rear of the engine - Breather plate or Cam cover

Side of the Engine - Valve Cover Gaskets

Front of the Engine - Make sure it's not the power steering pump or oil pressure switch.  If those are clean and it's coming out of the timing cover, cam or crank seals or the Oil Pump needs to be resealed.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:05 PM

You can kiss Boreas goodbye if it's spending a winter in NH. We salt the heck out of the roads up here, and no amount of washing is going to save a car that gets driven around here. The 00-04 legacys are all pretty badly rusted out around here now.



#6 mikeamondo

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:55 PM

Well, Boreas is that rare rust free old Subaru... 95 with only one spot.... We are in West Virginia and spend all winter with salt dust coating every inch of our cars. Anyway, the old boy only needs to last a couple more seasons. Any recommendations for service or parts in Hanover? His abs light came on today and the pump is buzzing even with the ignition off.... Guessing we will need a new pump.....

#7 WoodsWagon

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

Just unplug all the electrical connectors at the pump and call it good. ABS was an option that year anyway.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:41 PM

There a black plastic cover on the pump housing that pops off. Under the cover is a handful lf fuses and a relay or two. Just yank the relays out and the motor will quit.
Somewhat common problem on the 95. One of the relays goes bad and sticks on so the motor runs constantly.

#9 mikeamondo

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:29 AM

So can the relay just be replaced?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

+1 SHAWN






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