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This is usually due to the illumination control knob.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018


This is moisture in the lock or associated hardware. Heat the key or use a de-icer in the lock.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 07, 2018


Haynes manual's are worthless . Free wiring diagrams here
http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click on lighting then under subsystem click headlamps . Click the search button then the blue link .Also look at fuse box diagrams . Click on electrical distribution then fuse panel . Engine compartment fuse panel . Fuse #'s 26 & 24 are headlamp fuse's . Plus two relay's ,headlight right an left also in the engine compartment fuse panel

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


The fuel pump relay is located under the dash on the drivers side. If I remember correctly there are 3 relays next to each other and the fuel pump relay is the middle one.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017


mcdevito75, The tranny has a front pump to pump fluid back and forth to the torque converter, a seal must be leaking fluid into the diff. also the diff, has tranny fluid in front wheel drive cars so tranny fluid in the diff. is normal, Tranny will have to come out to check that front pump, or fron tranny seal.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 15, 2017


Yea i would check the fusible link. Check all the wires at the alternator and to the starter. Take them loose and clean all connections. Check all body to chassis and engine to chassis/ body grounds. If they look weathered make some and replace or just add some. With the age of it you could have highly corroded wires.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 01, 2017


You may have the ORDER correct, but the STARTING POINT off by one plug! If you can find the timing mark on the crankshaft, place it in line with the timing indicator, and that should make the rotor (under the distributor cap) point to plug #1. If it looks way off, like 180 degrees away from plug wire #1, rotate the crankshaft one full turn, and recheck where the rotor is pointing! If the knocking problem persists, there may be a problem with the timing belt or chain which drives the distributor at 1/2 the speed of the crankshaft. That would explain the smells because the valves would be open at the wrong times. Caution! Pistons can hit valves that are open at the wrong time! Things can BREAK under those conditions!

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 18, 2017


WE know the motor is working fine, so it must be the switch or in the electrical circuit. Good Luck

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 19, 2017


it your starter motor or battery flat

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 09, 2015


B: INSTALLATION
1) Install the crankshaft pulley.
2) Install the pulley bolt.
To lock the crankshaft, use ST.
ST 499977400 CRANKSHAFT PULLEY
WRENCH
(1) Clean the crankshaft pulley thread using an
air gun.
(2) Apply engine oil to the crankshaft pulley bolt
seat and thread.
(3) Tighten the bolts temporarily with tightening
torque of 44 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 33 ft-lb).
(4) Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts.
Tightening torque:
127 N·m (13 kgf-m, 94.0 ft-lb)

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 16, 2015


Engine light comes on when service is needed usually, oabout service time ish. I would consult a dealers mechanic...just in case

1997 Subaru... | Answered on May 31, 2015


i would recommend you remove the unit. Two of the control knobs are removable the rest must be accessed by removing the unit then the front panel of the unit SubaruWRX image

1997 Subaru... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Battery can be not strong enough to start the engine . than the relay give that sound .

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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