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#1 falling

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 03:35 PM

My 92 Legacy LS has started to occasionally flash the Check Engine light. It will come on at random times for about 30 sec. then go out. I know there is a way and place to check the flashing light codes, But I havn't found it yet. Can I get a bettter discription of it's location, or a link to the info please.
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#2 falling

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 04:45 PM

Ah HA! Found it myself. I am not so dumb after all! (Afterall, I do own a Subaru). Thanks to Josh for posting it at http://www.surrealmi...aru/subaru.html
http://www.surrealmi...aru/engine.html (Specific page)

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 05:10 PM

yup....you found it :-)

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 07:54 PM

Have you found the cause fo your check engine light comming on and going dark?
I just came to this site today, and havent had a chance to try to get codes. I just wonder if there may be a common issue to take a peak at in the mean time.
First I need to replace the rear diff.

thanks for any news you may have
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Posted 13 October 2003 - 09:55 PM

Hey! If you find the reason, let me know. I had a 1993 Legacy and around the time it hit 180,000 miles it did this funny little flash dance as well. First time it came on, I was like "CRAP!" I pulled over and let the car run for a couple of mins. It didn't go away. Oddly enough, when I figured I would just drive it the 5 blocks back to my apartment, when I turned the corner, it went off. I restarted the car and it wasn't there. Next time it came on I was cookin down I-5. I pulled off at the next exit and it went off as soon as I hit the stoplight. *grumble* Next time was on a highway in Colorado..
No rhyme or reason -no apparent distress. I thought for sure it was an electrical glitch. I didn't want to mess with it for sure! After another 4000 miles, I dumped the car (at 198,000) and bought a new one... that seems to cause me more trips to the dealership than the Legacy did. *curious*

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 07:18 AM

my Dad just bought a 92 with 121K on it and the light does the same...
will check codes when I have a chance

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:58 AM

Was away on a road trip for the past week and the darn light never made an appearance. over 2000 Km of travel. But I now need a blue leather shifter handle and park brake handle because of a stressed out labrador pup's need to chew on things. I will look at the codes this afternoon if I can get that to work

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 05:22 PM

OK I get a 13 and 32 code from the blinking lights. Therefore I have received a cam angle sensor code and an O2 sensor code.
Now to figure out what to do with them.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:42 PM

had a legacy that was doing the same thing. Replaced the O2 sensor, fixed the problem. I seem to recall the sensor being pricey though.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 06:16 AM

hey fallen,

I bought my 91 Legacy in Edmonton about a year and a half ago, what a small world. With the little use of road salt there (because it's so #*$@# cold it doesn't work) my car had an excellent body condition, just a couple of minor rusty spots. Only now that I'm in Ontario, the cancer is spreading. It was a lot of work, but I took off the front bumper cover so that I could access the bottom lip of the fender and sand/prime/paint. I'm eventually going to do the same at the back.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 05:18 PM

My 92 Legacy is from Ontario, where it is plainly evident they use lots of salt because it is warm enough to work. The rust is a significant factor in how long I will keep this one, but I plan on at least 2 years before I can justify a change. If I can keep the rust in check for the time being I will be happy.




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