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Hi my 1989 gt manual subaru legacy check engine light recently came on and is staying on, and the odometer is also not working. its due for cambelt and waterpump to be don. any clues as to whats up with the check engine light?

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SOURCE: 93 subaru legacy gt

Check The Vehicle Speed Sensors.

The Legacy has 2 Vehicle Speed Sensors (VSS): VSS1 is located inside of the transaxle; VSS2 is located in the combination meter assembly.

VSS1

  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from the transaxle.
  2. Connect an ohmmeter across the transaxle's electrical harness terminals 9 and 16.
  3. The resistance should be 450-650 ohms.
  4. After testing, reconnect the electrical harness.
VSS2
  1. Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors and the speedometer cable from the instrument cluster.
  3. Connect an ohmmeter or continuity tester across the combination meter terminals 7 and 11.
  4. Insert a small screwdriver in the speedometer cable drive socket.
  5. Rotate the speedometer drive and note the continuity across the VSS terminal. Continuity should turn ON/OFF 4 times per speedometer drive revolution.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: how to retreive a check engine light from a 1991 subaru

read the info in the link it has a step by step http://legacycentral.org/library/literature/codes.htm

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 subaru outback legacy overheating

I've had the same problem all year. I've had four different mechanics look at this car - 97 legacy with 2.5. I've had the coolant seals replaced, the radiator cap, the thermostat, the water pump - all to no avail. I've realized now that it only overheats shortly after running sustained high rpm's. Recently the last mechanic mentioned the bleeder valve (I didn't know it had one and think maybe he didn't know either - not a subaru mechanic). Recently it overheated again (again sustained high rpm's - apparently more prone to produce air in the system), I sat the vehicle on an incline (raising the bleeder valve to be the highest point) and let the car warm up and run for half an hour. Now 300 miles and no overheat. I went through alot with this car to get to this point. Unbelievable.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Intermittent overheating 96 Subaru Legacy.

if it overheats while your in motion then u can eliminate your fans, as your problem. and do you mean 5-50 thousand miles? id chech your coolant for hc contamination. most likley a head gasket

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: where are the spark plugs in subaru legacy gt

Subaru's are horizontally opposed engines. This means that the cylinder heads are actually pointed out toward the wheels.
If you look out close to where the engine and the inner fender meet, just a little in going back to the center, you will find two on each side on the 2.5 non-turbo. These have plug wires going to them.
On a turbo, the plugs are actually right in the side of the engine, going into the tops of the cylinder heads below the ignition coils which you remove first, to get to them. The same is true with the 3.0 engine.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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