Question about 1997 Subaru Legacy
When I start my 97 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT, I sometimes here a crackling or ticking noise coming directly behind my speedometer. This happens about 30% of the time when I am in reverse or driving, but never when I am standing still. The speedometer & odometer work fine, and the car runs perfectly.
This began last week after I took the car in for an oil change, but I think the problem may be electrical, because the noise causes static on the AM radio when I have the car stereo on.
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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.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Oil is 10-30 and the type of oil filter is up to you, you can go cheap or you can go expensive it is all up to you what you want to run in your car.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
Sorry if this might break your heart. I have '98 Outback which is the same 1st generation DOHC 2.5 engine. These are common head gasket problem (I'd say 100% of every engine sooner or later) once you have had your car overheated.
You will not get this comfirmed by just have your mech check the compression on the cylinder because we call it phantom leak (internal leak which can be confirmed with hydrocarbon in coolant). And then you will end up replace every other thing before you could reach the source of problem.
Other signs of this issue are as following: random overheating after freeway or uphills drive, bubbles in coolant overflow tank, oil residue in coolant overflow tank, bubble nioses from the a/c vent.
You're looking at $1000-1500 repair by independent mech as they have to pull engine out to fix the problem. I had mine fixed two weeks ago and now my baby is running like a champ.
google for "Subaru head gasket problem"
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
I finally fixed mine, on my 1999 Subaru legacy 30th anniv edition. . .
I removed the speedometer head, and resoldered the green connector on the board. Then I also ran a wire to duplicate the trace wire from the middle pin to the first connect (about 4mm). Problem gone.
email for more details if interested: mike(at)whiteley.org
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
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