1997 Subaru Legacy - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

this sounds like an ignition problem. change the spark plugs the flashing check engine light is for misfires and the most common cause is worn spark plugs. this can also be caused by old spark plug wires or a bad ignitor. now if your speedometer is not working that is electronic on this model. get the wiring inspected starting at the transmission end. if the wiring is good then replace the speed sensor

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 28, 2018 | 31 views

there are a couple of possible causes. I have found many older subaru's end up with poor ground connections for the fuel pump. Have the shop that changed the pump test the connection at the sending unit which is located behind the back seat under an access cover. if the connections are good then check the fuel pressure regulator. it uses rubber seals and they fail with age. lastly if the above items are good i suspect the fuel filter might need changing.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 28, 2018 | 86 views

maybe it just needs to be serviced? oil change etc??

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 16, 2018 | 19 views

Pull spark plug and check for spark.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018 | 51 views

Sounds like the thermostat is NOT functioning, since when its removed you can (apparently) fill the system. So ... replace the thermostat.

Bleed the system as follows:

1. Fill the radiator. Put on the cap, then squeeze the top hose 6 times. You'll likely hear some coolant gurgling.

2. Remove the cap, top up again.

3. Start the engine and let it idle. In about 5 minutes or less, the thermostat will open and the coolant level will lower. Turn off the engine. Go to Step #1.

4. You likely need to do this 2 or 3 times, till the gurgling stops, and you are done.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017 | 49 views

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1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 13, 2017 | 178 views

Hi, Without knowing vehicle name or year I must state this is for petrol models, your coil needs renewing, Derv you have air coming into the fuel system. Please leave me feedback, Malcolm Campbell.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 23, 2017 | 62 views

Sounds like the system is airlocked . loosen t stat housing and start engine till water comes out there then tighten the housing

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 02, 2017 | 163 views

Access from top is better but you must remove battery/washer reservoir driver's side and intake piping on passenger's side to get to the plugs. If you have bad back, access from underneath is fine but I'd have a ramp instead of jack for safety reasons.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 31, 2017 | 207 views

you need to be careful, don't run the car until you fix it.. i recommend that you try Rockauto.com im not advertising or anything but they truly have every piece for your car.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 18, 2017 | 58 views

No warning lights on,
check the A/T fluid,
check the A/T oil strainer or filter

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017 | 283 views

the wires can get cut by the seat movement, these could be the wiring for heated seat that was an extra on some models. the motors can become stuck or even strip a cog. if its stopped working but fuse is fine i would think the bushes in the motor have gone you maybe able to change thes i think this part is still available if not it could be a new motor need, but befor this check the switch for the seat these are a common fault over time, you will need a meter to test the switch check its working and has power. you may need some help to do the next part. to check there is power to the motor while its out use a meter and check the volts at the motor plug and have some one press the switch in both directions. if there is power then the motor is at fault.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 29, 2017 | 63 views

Try getting a boost to roll up the windows. If the battery volatage is too low little to nothing will work and the car can shut off while driving. This is usually from the alternator having problems and not providing the power necessary to keep the car running. If power to the battery does not help the issue then you can remove the trim around the base of the gear selector to gain access to the shift lock bypass. Its a hidden button that will allow the selector to move without power to the transmission to make towing the car possible.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 25, 2017 | 64 views

replace the TPS
(throttle position sensor )

or service the automatic
with pan off ...check the shift solenoids


1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 26, 2016 | 35 views

turn off your headlights except at night

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 12, 2016 | 60 views

No it doesn't ! Vehicle won't start ? Are you assuming it doesn't have fuel or did you test with fuel pressure gauge ! May be a main relay or fuel pump relay etc... Is there spark ? Is there compression ? You can check fuel system wiring diagram at http://bbbind.com/free_tsb.html There are youtube videos checking fuel an spark etc...

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016 | 112 views

Beeps or 'clicks'? Do the dash lights come on? Double-check the gear shift lever is FULLY in park or neutral.


1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 29, 2016 | 48 views

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 18, 2016 | 76 views

Fuse or relay blown for gauges.Pull the relay cover off and it will tell you which one

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 13, 2015 | 183 views

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