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99 legacy outback questions
Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:25 AM
I realize that i may have a minor issue and not a blown HG, so my question is where to start looking?
Also the manual tranny wanted to pop out of fifth gear when I let off the gas. Any ideas as to the cause and possible fixes.
This is a very nice car and I only paid 500 for it, so I think I may be selling my 87 turbo and driving this one as my daily driver. It is plush inside with all of the options.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:18 AM
The scary thing is that a sooby can pass all these tests when the HG is just starting to fail, and you have to wait for it to get worse. ON the plus side if either of those tests fail you have an answer.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:29 AM
Nipper covered the possible engine problem well. The tranny sounds like it needs to be repaired. There may be a bad syncro causing the problem.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:29 AM
Popping Out Of Fifth Gear Some 1999 and 2000 Legacy and Forester
vehicles may intermittently pop out of fifth gear when coasting. The cause may be a loose main shaft nut. In some cases, all that maybe necessary to repair the transmission is to replace the nut, torque to specifications and stake the nut. In other cases, damage to the hub and syncro assembly may be found.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:12 AM
I did a pressure test on the cooling system and it hold pressure very well. It seems that the radiator cap was very loose and needs replacing. My mechanic says that this could be the problem, as when it gets low on coolant it will begin to run hot.
Also, does anyone know if the tranny for the shoc and dohc are the same?
Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:24 AM
I don't know about the dohc vs sohc MT's; sometimes the turbos have some differences in the AT's. If for some reason you do change out the tranny, you must make sure you get on with the same final drive gear ratio as what you have, or get the rear diff from the same vehicle and swap that in too.
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