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AT light flashing (check engine light on) upon start and with a cold engine on 1998 Subaru Forester that recently had head gasket changed.
The flashing "AT" light and check engine light on a 1998 Subaru Forester could indicate several potential issues, particularly since the head gasket was recently changed. Here are a few possible causes:
1. Transmission fluid: The "AT" light typically relates to the automatic transmission. If the fluid level is low or dirty, it could cause problems with the transmission, which may trigger the warning light. Check the transmission fluid level and condition, and top it up or change it if needed.
2. Wiring: It's possible that wiring related to the transmission or engine was disconnected or damaged during the head gasket replacement, which could be causing issues. Check the wiring harnesses and connections for any signs of damage, corrosion, or loose connections.
3. Sensors: There are several sensors on the engine and transmission that could be causing the issue, such as the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) or Transmission Range Sensor (TRS). These sensors provide data to the engine control module, which then determines when to shift gears. If a sensor is malfunctioning, it could cause the AT light to flash and check engine light to turn on.
It's recommended to have a diagnostic scan performed on the vehicle to determine the specific fault codes and the source of the problem. This will help narrow down the potential causes and make it easier to diagnose and repair the issue.
Subaru liberty 2012 boot won't look, could it be a fuse and how can I replace it please
If the boot of your 2012 Subaru Liberty is not locking, it could be due to a blown fuse. Here are the steps to check and replace the fuse:
- Locate the fuse box in your vehicle. The fuse box is usually located on the driver's side of the vehicle, under the dashboard.
- Open the fuse box and locate the fuse for the boot lock. The location and labeling of the fuse may vary depending on your vehicle model and year. Refer to your vehicle owner's manual for the specific fuse location and labeling.
- Check the fuse to see if it is blown. A blown fuse will have a broken wire inside or the fuse element will appear melted. If the fuse is intact, it may not be the cause of the problem.
- If the fuse is blown, replace it with a new one of the same amperage rating. You can find replacement fuses at most auto parts stores.
- Test the boot lock to see if it is working properly. If it still doesn't lock, there may be a different issue that requires further diagnosis by a mechanic.
Note: Always replace fuses with the same amperage rating as the original fuse. Using a fuse with a different rating can cause damage to the electrical system or create a fire hazard.
Trying to put a Clarion PF3494 into a 2001 Subaru Outback, but can't find ISO adapter for connectors on PF3494
It sounds like you are trying to install a Clarion PF3494 head unit into a 2001 Subaru Outback and you have run into compatibility issues. The Aerpro APP8CLA4 adapter you bought does not seem to fit your head unit.
In this situation, you have a few options:
- Look for a custom installation kit: Some car audio retailers offer custom installation kits specifically designed for your make and model of car. You may be able to find a kit that includes the necessary wiring harness and adapter for the Clarion PF3494.
- Check the Clarion website: Clarion may have information on their website about the wiring harness and adapter required for your specific head unit and vehicle.
- Contact a professional installer: A professional car audio installer may be able to help you find the correct wiring harness and adapter for your head unit and vehicle, or they may be able to custom build the necessary wiring for you.
I recommend contacting a professional installer if you do not feel confident wiring the plugs yourself, as incorrect wiring can cause damage to your head unit and vehicle.
If you can provide the specific information about the pins and connections of the Clarion PF3494, I may be able to assist you further.
How can I get a service manual for my 1997 Subaru Legacy
only real OEM ones are sold used now. ebay see em?or here the clones. 1997 are paperbooks then, no digital yet from OEM .pre 2000 year books are mostly bad. not from oemread it. (this is clone) YMMVhttps://eautorepair.net/Marketing/Default.aspnot paying $20 too look for yah/you posted here because oem Subaru dealer said they stopped selling those 16 years ago.most end after 10, or ended 2007 year.(par)so buy one used.ebay OEM manuals here,like this.https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=1997+Subaru+Legacy+service+manual&_sacat=0I say if you want a real OEM SM find out what is wrong with car (topic) and find the 1 in 12 volumes that match.?even jeeps,back in 1997 or olderhad 1 main manual 4" thickand 4 or 5 engine manuals and 3 or 4 separate transmission manuals 8 or 9 books.that was par then,and all in hard paper bound.no digital at all period./or buy those lame chiltons that do 10yearsand are toxic mix of lies. due to the mix.OMG a 12 volume set.
Installing a oil pan heating pad in my Subaru Legacy
no car told year, nor VIN nor engine there.
no question asked all
what heater models work best or fit.
some pans are aluminum and magnets useless.
or how to do it.
or is this a parts buy question.
why not buy it from OEM dealer
personally I only like the heater water tube hose kind
has heater and pump and 2 hose and and AC plug
that fits to the 2 heater core pipes (one of them)
nothing works better.
for sure if at -30F. top of engine freezes first.! oops.
have shop put it in, tell them which kind
there 3 kinds, above pump kind(always works)
core plugs (horrible if it leaks, engine wrecked)
pan magnet heater.safe if works/fits some don't.
some engines, none told have brass screw port for the OEM heat, now this works and will not leak as it screws in and 100% secure, but seen on only current engines 10 years or so. but no year told
the new engines have no core plugs in the blocks
so makers added the cute brass dummyy plug for oem heater option./
How to change lqnguage of Eclipse AVN - ZO3IW
- To change the language of the Eclipse AVN-ZO3IW in-dash navigation system in your Subaru VX hybrid, you will need to follow these steps:
- Press the "Menu" button on the navigation system.
- Scroll through the menu options and select "System Settings."
- Scroll through the options and select "Language."
- Scroll through the list of available languages and select the language you want to use.
- Press the "OK" button to confirm your selection and save the changes.
- You may need to restart the navigation system for the changes to take effect. If you have any trouble completing these steps or if you have any other questions, you may want to consult the owner's manual or the manufacturer's customer support for further assistance.
What does the hold signal with snowflake mean in a 1998 subaru fo
This explained in the owner's manual, but very poorly. I have asked all sorts of "Experts" from Subaru techs to forum posters, and received a half-dozen different answers.As far as I have been able to determine, operating the "Hold" switch does a couple of things. It is only relevant in "Auto", and not "Sportshift". It starts off in second gear, rather than first. It will hold the car from rolling back on a moderate upgrade.It "seems" to me to "smooth out" the gearshifts.All of this, as far as I can understand, is to avoid sudden changes to traction in snowy / icy / wet conditions. Starting off in first, for example, would cause instant slippage, starting in second is less likely to. Engaging forward gear while rolling backwards, likewise.I am not an expert, nor a mechanic. These are only my observations, and "sifted" knowledge from many different sources...
2002 Subaru Outback. I replaced the headlamps on my car and now the fuse keeps blowing for the tail lights. Any advice please?
There are a few potential causes for the fuse blowing on the tail lights of your 2002 Subaru Outback after replacing the headlamps:
- Faulty wiring: The wiring for the tail lights may have been damaged during the headlamp replacement process, causing a short circuit and causing the fuse to blow.
- Faulty tail light assembly: The tail light assembly itself may be faulty and causing the fuse to blow.
- Incorrect fuse: Make sure you are using the correct size and type of fuse for the tail lights. Using the wrong fuse can cause it to blow.
To troubleshoot the issue, you can start by checking the wiring for any damage or loose connections. You should also inspect the tail light assembly for any damage or issues. If you are unable to find the problem, you may need to consult with a mechanic or dealership technician for further assistance. They will have the necessary tools and expertise to properly diagnose and repair the issue.
How do I get the left rear door panel off a Subaru Forester 2003?
To remove the left rear door panel on a 2003 Subaru Forester, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Remove any screws or clips securing the door panel to the door frame. These may be located around the edges of the panel or in the handle area.
2. Carefully pry the door panel away from the door frame using a flat tool such as a trim panel tool or a flathead screwdriver. Be careful not to damage the panel or the door frame.
3. Once the panel is loosened, lift it up and away from the door to remove it. You may need to wiggle the panel slightly to release it from the door.
4. Disconnect any electrical connectors or wiring harnesses that are attached to the door panel. These may include the power window and lock switches, the door handle release cable, and the speaker wire.
5. Set the door panel aside in a safe place.
It is important to be gentle when removing the door panel to avoid damaging it or the door frame. If you are unsure how to remove the panel or are having difficulty, it is recommended to seek the assistance of a professional mechanic.
I have a 1999 Subaru Impreza- Remote locking
First, it may seem obvious, but check the fuses associated with the remote unlock. Next, go to Autozone or somewhere like that where they have a remote tester. That will tell if the remote is functional. If the remote works and the fuses are good, see if you can find out how to program remotes to it. It may have forgotten the code for that remote.
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