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  1. Ok so some back story, I have searched the webs and many forums for this problem, I have a 1988 subaru gl with a ej22 phase 2 engine in it from a 99 impreza. I then turbo'd it and it runs fantastic at 8 pounds of boost, UNTIL, limp mode happens. Now I have gotten a dash cluster which I think is compatible but it's from an 87 DL auto, which i thought had the reed switch thing I needed for the impreza's ecu to be happy, apparently not. So my question is what am I doing wrong, is the cluster not compatible or is it simply im not wiring it right, because a lot of people say to use the cruise control, but i have no longer have the cruise control and/or wiring thinking I wasn't going to use an oem style speedo. Please help, even though it's probably been answered many times
  2. Hello, my garage is adding an aftermarket cruise control unit, John Gold GC55 (mechanical) to my SF Forester Turbo AT from 2002. There is a problem: he cannot locate the vehicle speed sensor wire anywhere in the car that gives the speed for the CC. Is this harder on an Automatic Transmission model? Can anyone help? Thank you!
  3. Hi all, thank you in advance for taking your time to read this. I just purchased 1998 Forester. Automatic. Miles unknown odometer shows 97k but it's not working. The speedometer and odometer is not working at all. It's giving me code P1507 and idles rough almost stalling. I've searched the forum and changed VSS (vehicle speed sensor) but speedo is still not working. I've jacked up the car, put it on jack stands (all 4 tires off the ground) so i can put the car in D and simulate driving. When i simulated driving without the VSS, where the VSS connects is not spinning at all. (see picture) Should this be spinning when car is driving so it can spin the VSS? If so am i screwed? what can i do to fix this?
  4. Stock 1990 legacy ls full load awd sedan, automatic with 220 000km has a CEL code of 33. Looked it up and it up and it says Vehicle speed sensor. I did some research and I am a bit confused. Does this CEL 33 mean the sensor at the tranny end of the speedo cable? Is this the only Vehicle Speed Sensor for the car? Some things I read imply it has more than one, but if it does how do I know which one is bad? My tachometer only works intermitently and the their is a loud screeching noise coming from behind the speedometer in the winter when it's cold outside. Screeching noise goes away when car interior warms up, but it it is still barely audilbel if you listen carefully, sounds like plastic gear noise I think. Not sure this is related but thought I would mention it. I am not sure if its the speedo cable that needs to be replaced to stop the screeching or is it the part it plugs into on the circuit board on the back of the speedo? Any way to diagnose this? Car seems to have bad pick up, ok around town but I was on the highway and floored it once, ran rough and almost stalled out. Thanks for taking the time to read this, I am a diehard Subaru fan, car is mint with no rust and I want to drive it another 10 to 15 years. Any advise or past experience would be appreciated.
  5. Hello. Thanks in advance for reading. A bit of a long post, I'm trying to provide as many details as possible. History I recently swapped a '95 4EAT (90k) and rear differential into my '92 Legacy L AWD Sedan. The original final drive ratio was 3.90, and is now 4.11. However, the winter tires I am using are significantly larger than the factory tires (I do not have tire clearance issues, BTW). The factory calls for 185/70 14s with a circumference of 76.017 inches, and I'm running 195/75 14s with a circumference of 80.161 inches. At the advice of the local Subaru guru, I did NOT swap the TCU. The steeper gears combined with the taller tires is a near-perfect match IF there were to be a TCU issue: 3.90/4.11 = 0.949 76.017/80.161 = 0.948 I've also verified this by calculating my speed through several mile markers. Symptoms 1) Intermittent, totally random failsafe mode (stuck in 3rd gear). This can happen at any speed, at any time, and for any duration. It can be downshifting normally as I slow to a stop, only to go into failsafe as I accelerate. I can drive it for 30 minutes on the highway with no problems when it suddenly drops to 3rd and revs. It can happen first thing in the morning when cold, or not. It can be in failsafe for two seconds or fifteen minutes. Totally random. Overall, it seems to fault approximately 25% of the time, and is not getting better or worse. 2) When it exits of failsafe mode, I receive one and only one power light indicator flash. I receive no indications when the 4EAT enters failsafe mode, and I am even sometimes unaware the the transmission has faulted until I observe the one flash. Occasionally, I also get one extremely fast AT temp indicator flash. This happens very quickly. So quickly, in fact, that I can barely even tell which indicator came on. The AT temp indicator may be flashing every time the power indicator flashes, but I don't think this is the case. I cannot tell because when I am able to visualize the indicator, it stays lit for just a split second. 3) Occasionally, but much more infrequently then the symptoms above, I receive the 16 power indicator flashes, indicating a stored TCU code. When I am able to retrieve the codes, I always receive a 32 and a 33 for vehicle speed sensors 1 and 2. 4) As to 3) above, I cannot always retrieve codes. When I follow Josh's code retrieval steps, the power indicator lamp does not always come on in step 3. Actions I've changed the fluid twice. It is always bright red with no burnt odor. I've used 1/2 bottle of red LubeGuard each time. I always keep the fluid right on the full mark. Next I do not think that I have a mechanical issue with the transmission. The intermittent but binary nature of the symptoms, combined with occasional lack of power indicator at startup point me to an electrical issue. I could try a '95 TCU, speed sensors, cleaning the transmission connectors, or cleaning and adjusting the throttle position sensor. Any other ideas? Thanks for the forum, the great write-ups, and the good community attitude. This is my first Subaru and I've had fun learning not only about my car, but what everyone else is doing. Dana
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