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thatman 01-07-2013 06:50 PM

Lend me your opinion please.
 
Well quick back story, I have had a 96 legacy for about a year now, automatic trans btw. And so I also have an Rx7 which I had rebuilt but it was only about a month left of driving season for it(im in MN) and then I had to go back to the slushbox. And so I have not liked having a stick fo a little while and the itch got to me.

So I found a 98 Legacy L for $1200 I didnt think it was a horrible buy, because they threw in a new battery and too off some money for the alternator problem. I figured it was charging at 11.6 so ok...get a new alternator.

(Yes I know I was stupid by throwing parts at it.) :spin:

Well got a reman from autozone, that didn't take care of it and then terminals looked pretty bad too, plopped them in. Still 11.9 volts.

I am finally home(obviously) and can use my voltometer and maybe see if there is high resistance from the wires?

Anyway, then there are all these codes:
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps7c22b5e5.png

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psb30c3dab.png
^And thats what it looks like going down the road.

Thanks for looking wish me luck! And any help is appreciated.

OH, and the dash lights dont work. Tried moving the signal switch on the left stalk and nothing. :(
So is this the way everything should look?
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psd53cb584.jpg
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps9ff581c6.jpg
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps91ba1053.jpg
^oh and yes it was stationary when I took that photo.

broknindarkagain 01-07-2013 07:39 PM

Does it have an aftermarket raido?

thatman 01-07-2013 08:26 PM

Nope, stock as stock can be. In fact for some reason I cant tell how to set the time on the dumb thing. You would thing its just hold the tune button up or down. I don't have the owners manual. But i bet I the 96 manual may have that in information..:lol:

SpecBamf41 01-07-2013 08:31 PM

in the fuse box under the hood, toward the front, there is only one red fuse? i thought there was two

thatman 01-07-2013 08:47 PM

Then that could lead to some problems if there is supposed to be 2... :lol:
I will pick up a 30? It looks like... any idea what its for? Again i don't know how much use my 96 Brighton owners manual would be.

97LegaGT 01-07-2013 08:57 PM

May want to look under the dash on the drivers side and see if the green test mode connectors are connected. That could be the cause of the speed sensor and idle circuit codes. These should not be connected and are only for use by the dealer for diagnostics.

thatman 01-07-2013 09:19 PM

Ah, I don't suppose you could MS paint where that is from my picture? Please? Or is it not near the fuse box?

johnegg 01-07-2013 09:22 PM

p0500 is your speed sensor. with out that you will not have a speedo. (or AWD if it has an auto trans)

p1540 is speed sensor 2, is this an auto trans????

fyi: in this pic you virgin switch is on. it will kill your battery.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps91ba1053.jpg

97LegaGT 01-07-2013 09:34 PM

This should give you a general idea of where to find the test mode connectors.
http://www.oocities.com/ej20subaru/connectors1.jpg

Stang70Fastback 01-07-2013 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thatman (Post 4235413)
Nope, stock as stock can be. In fact for some reason I cant tell how to set the time on the dumb thing. You would thing its just hold the tune button up or down. I don't have the owners manual. But i bet I the 96 manual may have that in information..:lol:

For a second, I thought I might be useless to you in this thread, but lo and behold, I know how to set the time! You have to hold down the 'DISP' button as you tune up and down... I think. Yours is not the same unit my car had, but I bet it has the same setup ;)

monkeyposeur 01-07-2013 10:12 PM

I didn't know the second gens had the green connectors. I thought it was a first gen thing. Learn something new on here all the time.

thatman 01-07-2013 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnegg (Post 4235507)
p0500 is your speed sensor. with out that you will not have a speedo. (or AWD if it has an auto trans)

p1540 is speed sensor 2, is this an auto trans????

fyi: in this pic you virgin switch is on. it will kill your battery.

Yeah and from another thread I should check it on the passenger side in the engine bay. Right? And it's a manual.

And that doesnt seem to do anything on this car, but Im sure it could have a draw if its still on. So I was fooling around with it and I thought I turned it off but I don't know if I turned it off after taking this picture or while we were checking the volts on the vehicle. But you wouldn't think that would be a big enough draw.

Thank you 97LegaGT for that picture. Also, good to know Stang70Fastback, thank you.

97LegaGT 01-08-2013 08:02 AM

Not a problem. Can't say for sure what side they are on but on my '97 it was on the drivers side, should be the only green connectors. Mine was plugged in and didn't even know it because my CEL doesn't work. I did have more codes come up than you and the CEL should flash when they are connected but it is a possibility.

Quote:

Originally Posted by thatman (Post 4235587)
Yeah and from another thread I should check it on the passenger side in the engine bay. Right? And it's a manual.

And that doesnt seem to do anything on this car, but Im sure it could have a draw if its still on. So I was fooling around with it and I thought I turned it off but I don't know if I turned it off after taking this picture or while we were checking the volts on the vehicle. But you wouldn't think that would be a big enough draw.

Thank you 97LegaGT for that picture. Also, good to know Stang70Fastback, thank you.


johnegg 01-08-2013 10:14 AM

manual trans only has one speed sensor. and i think it is on the driver side. but i'm not a MT kind of guy. they may still call it VSS2 not sure.the auto trans has 2 so it can compare front wheel speed to rear wheel speed for the AWD. the 5 speed AWD so 100% mechanical so only one VSS.

a used subaru alternator is a better choice, imho, than a reman from the parts stores. measure the voltage at the alt and the battery and compare. there is also a subaru reman from the dealer for 98 outbacks, i think. the stock units had a recall, so subaru reman-ed a lot of them. much better quality than the parts store.

FYI: the battery starts the car. the alt makes the electricity that the car needs to run. (if the alt does not supply enough power the car will use the battery to run the car.) as the demand for power increases, head lights on, so does the alt output. if your battery has a bad cell, the alt can over charge or ''cook'' the other 5 cells trying to fill the demand for power. or the alt can be weak and not generate enough power as it should. but the common fail point, if not bearings in the alt, is for the diodes to fail and the alt does not generate / regulate correctly. some times too much, some times too little.

thatman 01-08-2013 01:05 PM

What does the speed sensor look Like?
And I had 2 or 3 alternators for the 96 before I found a used one that did work..

But I just may bring it back to autozone and ask for 2 lol.

Also i checked the green connectors, they were not hooked together.


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