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    District Heights, MD
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    Just have a question.
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    1992 Subaru Loyale
  1. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Can't get key out when I turn off ignition

    Okay, so it turned out to be a false alarm. It was because the gear shift wasn't full pushed into 'Park.' Stupid me! *smacks forehead*
  2. Siiiiiighhhh. Okay, so now I'm having another problem with my Subaru Loyale. When I try to turn the ignition off, the key won't come out. It will turn as far as cutting off, but not to the full off position. I use the method the manual tells me, to reach under the steering wheel and put your finger in the hole where you toggle the little button inside that releases the key, and it does. But I just wanna know WHY this is happening and what to do about it? And is it dangerous to keep driving?
  3. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Low idle with my '92 Loyale

    Well, everything seems to be working out just fine again, except now once the engine finally idles down, you can feel the car vibrate some. Any idea what that could be?
  4. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Low idle with my '92 Loyale

    Okay, so I tried starting car again the other day and it idled just fine, started high at first like normal and then worked itself down like normal, but after a few minutes I heard that squeaking try to start up again and then the engine almost gave out for a split second. What could that be?
  5. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Low idle with my '92 Loyale

    Okay, great!!! I don't have to unhook the battery or anything?
  6. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Low idle with my '92 Loyale

    Could I just put it in the carburator instead? It looks pretty scary trying to take that iac off.
  7. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Low idle with my '92 Loyale

    But I checked my hoses and didn't see anything. But that doesn't necessarily mean anything?
  8. Okay, everybody, so I'm having another problem with my '92 Loyale. It was running fine with the new battery and I got the shim for the loose terminal and that was the fix. But now it struggled to start a couple nights ago, and it's been really, really cold out in my area. It gave a good crank and tried to start but died. I tried again and the same thing happened. Tried once more and that time I pumped the gas while I cranked engine and it got started then, but the vehicle vibrated a little and the idle did not start out high but very low. Also there's been a squealing noise too, like maybe a belt on one of the pulleys? Once the engine warms up the squeal usually stops. After that I was able to start the car fine each time but there's this problem of it idling really low. Any answers, guys? Could it be the arctic weather that caused the problem? Too much cold weather affecting the engine and components? And what can I do about it? I don't think the timing slipped because I got that fixed already last year, brand new timing belt and new plugs and distributor. I saw one of Scotty Kilmer's vids about using an idle throttle cleaner that could solve the problem, but what does my situation seem like to you guys?
  9. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Put new battery in '92 Loyale and car won't start

    Yeah, I think that's what it is. I saw that one of the clamps on the battery terminal is a TAD bit loose, so I'll try putting a shim on it and see what happens.
  10. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Put new battery in '92 Loyale and car won't start

    My alternator is about 3 years old and I have run the car quite a lot in that time, do you think an alternator should go that soon?
  11. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Put new battery in '92 Loyale and car won't start

    What do I look for when checking that out? I hear people all the time talking about a loose or bad battery connection, but where do I look for it? I've tightened the terminals as much as possible.
  12. So I got a new battery after I had my old one tested at Auto Zone and they said it was bad. New battery is good and worked fine, but after three days I went to start it and I got nothing that time. It can't be the starter cuz that is new too, I had it put in some months back and didn't even run the car that much, plus I had my brother tap it while I tried to start car and still nothing. Anybody got any idea? Could it be the alternator?
  13. Alright, so after 7 months I have finally got my car running again. I asked a friend of my mom's to give it one more jump the day after Thanksgiving, and this time I let the car run for almost 2 hours to get the battery charged up. So it's not an alternator or battery problem like some here were saying, but now the only problem is that every time I go to turn the key, there is a delay for some seconds before the car actually starts/cranks. Anybody have any idea what that could be? Starter relay? Ignition switch? The starter itself? The starter is new and was put in back in April but may not necessarily mean it's good. Anybody have any idea?
  14. TheEmpireStrikesBack

    Can't get my 1992 Subaru Loyale to start

    Alright, so I have finally got my car running again. I asked a friend of my mom's to give it one more jump the day after Thanksgiving, and this time I let the car run for almost 2 hours to get the battery charged up. So it's not an alternator or battery problem, but now the only problem is that every time I go to turn the key, there is a delay for some seconds before the car actually starts/cranks. Anybody have any idea what that could be? Starter relay? Ignition switch? The starter itself? The starter is new and was put in back in April but may not necessarily mean it's good. Anybody have any idea?
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