Interior Components Other Not applicable Not applicable
Q: Want to disable the passenger side airbag to allow kid to travel in front. I wanted to cut the wire and then label it so that it could be reconnected if needed. Can you tell me where the wiring is for that? Or give me a hint where to look - or where to look it up?
A: Laura......"DO NOT CUT THE WIRE"....... This will usually trigger the bag to deploy. Most of the new cars have a switch but I am not sure on yours. Please check with your dealer for this information and have them work on it. People are getting killed playing with their air bag systems. Ed
Q: I was told that Subaru's are very sensitive to fuel filter clogs and that only factory filters are acceptable compared to aftermarket brands.
This was from a non-Subaru parts dealer not the dealer, so, I was inclined to believe him, what do you think?
A: I haven't run into this problem, and I've used most of the aftermarket brands.... Ed
Electrical / Lighting Systems Upgrade Not applicable Not applicable
Q: Looking for radio wiring diagrams for a subaru legacy wagon 1995. Any help in this area would be grewtly apprceciated!!
A: Check with a local car stereo place if all you need is the color codes for the left / right / front / back etc. They may charge a fee but they do this all the time if they install stereos so they should have the info
All Part Groups Other Not applicable Not applicable
Q: What type of lube is used in the automatic seatbelt mechanism where the cable is wound up? It resembles vaseline in color and texture but does not smell like vaseline and doesn't sink into the skin the way vaseline would.
A: I could be wrong but it is probably white lithium grease or a silicone based grease.
Q: It knocks and pings when accelerating. Took it to the dealer.... all he asks is whether the check angine light came on (no). Car has 110,000 miles, a recent tune-up and fuel filter.
Dealer says it has a knock sensor and that it is working if light did not come on. He plugged computer to it but it showed no faults. He recommended premium gas; it helps a little but it hasn't solved it.
Q: I have a legacy gt 2.0lt quadcam turbo. when accelerating i have many flat spots/hesitations. The car idles fine and runs well during normal driving but when hard eccelrating the engines seems to cut out or hesitate badly the noise i get is a rushing/choking of air sound comming from the engine bay. email@example.com
A: sounds like its starving for fuel under load start by checking the fuel filter
Electrical / Lighting Systems Other When driving Always
Q: With the air conditioner running, the radiator air conditioning fan will not come on and after stop and go driving in 90+ degree heat, the temperature gauge starts climbing to just below the overheat marker.
A: Check for power to the fan motor with a/c on.
If no power, check power to relay......
One or the other has to be the culprit.......Ed
Electrical / Lighting Systems Malfunction Not applicable Not applicable
Q: My back and front running lights will not turn off.
Normally, none of my lights will function when the car is turned off. Yesterday, however, my running lights continued to stay lit after both the car and the light controls were turned off.
I tried starting and shutting off the car and turning other lights on and off but the front and rear running lights would not go out. The only way to get them off was to disconnedt the fuse.
I don't know if this is relevent but last week I replaced a brake light bulb. The brake lights still work fine and they are not on the same fuse as the running lights.
A: If your '91 is the same as my '93, it is possible that you inadvertently turned on the "parking" lights. The rocker switch is located atop the steering wheel assembly. It is sorta difficult to tell whether it is "on" or "off," but I'd check that first. Everything else is, as you said, turned off with the ignition switch (via relays located behind the battery). It is possible that you have a stuck relay. You can (I believe) unplug each relay individually. Give that a shot also. Beyond that I'd recommend purchasing a Chilton's for your model year. They usually have fairly good wiring diagrams and troubleshooting info. Good luck!
Q: Hi my name is Eric Robinson. I have a 90 Subaru Legacy. My pulley broke off and the bolt that holds it in place. Half of that is stuck in the crankshaft. If that what turns the pulley, what can be done about that? Thank you.
A: well eric sounds like you have to attempt to drill out and re-tap your crankshaft or extract the bolt with an easyout.
Q: ENGINE HAS HAD STARTING FAULT WHEN COLD.
NORMALLY STARTS FINE BUT ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH THERE IS NO SPARK AT ALL.
ENGINE CRANKS FINE AND FAST, HAS NEW BATTERY.
CAN SMELL FUEL SO MUST BE FLOODED, HAS NEW PLUGS.ONLY WAY TO GET CAR GOING IS TO TOW IT FOR AROUND 1 K/M BEFORE IT FIRES, NO COMPUTOR CODE PRESANT,