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  1. Here's an EA82, ER27 (XT6) solenoid. OEM looks the same with the crimped casing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224219322935?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20230811123856%26meid%3Da63accd2079a4c188a89dfcb86847b4d%26pid%3D101770%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26itm%3D224219322935%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D4375194%26algv%3DRecentlyViewedItemsV2&_trksid=p4375194.c101770.m146925&_trkparms=parentrq%3A2782821b18c0a8d8e9dc1a51fffee416|pageci%3A6d8c20d9-9099-11ee-9a94-5a1bd6dadb96|iid%3A1|vlpname%3Avlp_homepage The Ebay solenoids I've bought for tractors are similarly priced and cheaply made (shocker!). Rebuild OEM is preferred but there may not be an option except $150 for a new one which is part number 23343AA090. Interesting how some Subaru models are rebuildable or parts aren't carried and other models have all the bendix gears, tabs, levers, etc. https://estore.subarupartswarehouse.com/p/Subaru_1996_Impreza/Starter-Solenoid/49233322/23343AA090.html This shows same 90's impreza/outbacks being the same solenoid so I may scour some pull it yourself yards close to my christmas holiday travels if I can sneak away and the weather isn't nasty.
  2. But the solenoid doesn’t have any bolts or screws, this one is crimped and pressed together. It doesn’t look like it can be disassembled.
  3. I took the solenoid out expecting to rebuild it with new contacts like all the 90-2004 Subarus. XT6, they’re the same as any EA82. So EA82 solenoid contacts can’t be replaced?
  4. Looks awkward but simple, seats are cumbersome to maneuver in and out of the cabin but otherwise it’s not too bad. The seat rail ends/bolt down tabs want to stick out and catch paint if you’re no careful. Hopefully you’re not knocking that out with a foot of incoming snow. yours are probably fine I don’t see this too often, but it’s annoying if it does and you have more rust up there than me so just in case:I’ve had a few that the seat bolts are rusted and have had seat bolt threads strip before. If they feel tight - work them back and forth to slowly break the rust up. If it’s really tight take a break once the bolt turns two or so times. The tighter it is the less turns per break. Go work on something else and let the metal cool down. The threads strip and bolts sheer largely due to heat build up. Heat increases plastic deformation of metals and it also causes things to expand - making the problem worse. Heat will strip a bolt well before the use actually will. let it cool. Spraying lubricant is a lubricant and helps conduct heat away from the point of friction too.
  5. How long and badly the system is as open makes a difference. If I swap a caliper real quick I can bleed quick. If I have the system open for a long time and lots of fluid comes out and MC replaced it can take waaay longer than expected. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you keep bleeding and eventually get it all out. or you could have an issue. Check for rust or wetness above gas tank where lines run and fluid loss past caliper piston seal under the boot.
  6. Ive used up to almost 96 ounces (3 big bottles) to bleed an open system. It Can take forever. Like 10 or 20 pumps per corner the piston seals can leak and are covered by the piston bolts so you can’t see if they’re leaking. if there’s rusty lines thr rust can have thick layers of rust but no holes, and the fluid just seeps through and wets the rust rather than drips until a lot of fluid is lost. Usually above thr gas tank where you can’t see it.
  7. Have you had an alingment anytime recently, including in the back. There are alignment bolts on the rear control arms of EA82's. Check all bushings and linkages without load. Jack the car up and pry on/around every bushing to see if any are loose. Random guessing here but I'm still not 10)% on the springs. The rear springs are clocked to the strut mounts, so I think it *should* work like you say, but I'd be hesitant enough to confirm without a doubt particularly with such a distinctive issue. This isn't minor.
  8. smaller rims seems simplest, otherwise might be crossing fingers hoping they clear. Id guess on my cars, but be sure on my wife’s!
  9. Where’s the least clearance? Strut, inner fender well or fender? I’m sure you know this but I’ll vote you anyway. Sometimes you can buy some clearance by getting a tire a little skinnier if clearance issues will be the inner fender/strut example with made up numbers: If you have to choose between two same height sizes and one is .2” wider and the other is .3” skinnier - get the skinnier one. No newer Imprezas or comment on specific size. But low profile I’ve had numerous side wall bubbles as well driving a few miles of mountain dirt gravel mountain roads every day. What seems to happen here is mid range well priced tires don’t do well with side wall bubbles. General Altimax RT43 are a good example. Excellent tire for its price point but very prone to bubbles. I’d run them anywhere but areas seeing sidewall issues. Higher end/more expensive tires seem to resist side wall bubbles. I wonder if low cost tires have, on average, less forgiving side walls.
  10. I’d check the wiring to the sensor if the car sat. Do a continuity and ohm check. I’ve seen rodent damaged wires multiple times. If the transmission was swapped it would easily have gotten the more easily found 3.9 gear ratio when it needs a 4.11. And they’ll throw a speed sensor code when that happens. The 2003 trans harness are all the same for 4 and 6 and VDC. See here: https://www.pnwsubaruparts.com/oem-parts/subaru-vehicle-speed-sensor-24030aa041?origin=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9qKC7NvbggMVrVRHAR15nQW5EAQYAiABEgKnHvD_BwE The 2004 is a bit of an oddball. 01-04 all VDC outbacks are identical except very minor changes. The trans are interchangeable except for the 03 or 04 changes in the rear solenoid operation. They changed whether open or close is the operational response to +12volt. Not sure if that change was in the workforce or TCU or at the solenoid. But when I say oddball it’s very minor people have swapped 2001 and 2004 trans before and I think the jdm options work in all 01-04s as well.
  11. This is showing 3, I wasn't expecting that, but here's where the gizmo's are: https://www.subarupartsforyou.com/oem-parts/subaru-speed-sensor-and-harness-vin-required-24030aa041 If you found a bad one I'd imagine you'd just splice the bad one rather than wrestle that entire wiring harness.
  12. 1st question is to make sure this wasn't a recent trans swap or other major work that caused this to pop up? The rear transmission speed sensor is external and replaceable at the rear of the trans. It just bolts on. I'm thinking there isn't another one back there it can be confused with. Ideally you test the rear sensor using the FSM diagnostics and see if the sensor is bad or not.
  13. To further follow up on this - it works fine. When reassembling the knuckle/axle - the axle is at a such steep angle, the shaft is hitting the edge of the cup and won't push into the cup any further. So you can't rotate the knuckle to fully seat in the strut. At least not with mine - I'm using Outback struts/springs and EJ knuckles so it's lifted at least 2". Jacking the control arm to compress the strut levels the axle enough for it to slide further into the cup and then with considerable effort the knuckle will rotated fully into the strut. It's really tight but it's what I'm currently running.
  14. Thanks. Never done that before, think my XT6 rear defrost might be weak. XT6 got the low miles, rust free impreza/EJ hubs you sent me years ago.
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