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I have a 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback (Station wagon). The last few times that I've gone home I would press the gas pedal but my car would just slow way down. I'd have to hit the pedal a couple of times to get it to accelerate again. What could this be? Note: I just had the fuel pump replaced.

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There are a couple of possible causes. I have found many older subaru's end up with poor ground connections for the fuel pump. Have the shop that changed the pump test the connection at the sending unit which is located behind the back seat under an access cover. if the connections are good then check the fuel pressure regulator. it uses rubber seals and they fail with age. lastly if the above items are good i suspect the fuel filter might need changing.

Posted on Jan 28, 2018

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SOURCE: How do you replace the fuel pump in 1992 2wd Subaru Legacy Wagon

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the rear exhaust pipe and muffler assembly.
  4. On All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles, remove the rear differential assembly and the rear crossmember. You do not have AWD so this step is not for you
  5. Remove the fuel filler cap and drain the fuel into a suitable container.
  6. Remove the fuel filler pipe protector.
  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands.
  8. Remove the fuel filler, air vent and delivery hoses.
  9. On AWD vehicles, disconnect the air breather hoses and evaporation hose from the pipes.
  10. Support the fuel tank with a floor jack or equivalent lifting device.
  11. Loosen the attaching bolts and lower the fuel tank slightly.
  12. Disconnect the fuel pump harness

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Cause of noise in front differential of 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback.

there is a plug on the shaft-side of the differential. Using a ratchet remove the plug and with the engine OFF, stick your finger inside the hole and you should get fluid just below the threads of where the plug goes in.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Subaru Outback Wagon Grinding Noise/Squeaky Brake/Gas Gauge

The first issue, I would have the brake calipers checked for either a pin stuck or one of the pistons stuck, It is a dual piston caliper and sometimes one will stick causing pad to angle slightly. While inspecting the brake issue also check your wheel bearings, which may be the squeak. On the fuel issue, I will tell you a secret, LOL, but Subaru has set the fuel gauge to read E but still have about 5 gallons of fuel left. I use US measurements, but trying to use my head I believe you are getting about 22-24 MPG from what you said and that is pretty good. I hope this helps a bit and have a great day.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace fuel pump on 96 subaru legacy

the fuel pump is located in the fuel tank, that tank must be pulled to do this. the procedure for removing the tank and pump are very little changed from car to car, here are a good set of general instructions with photos.

http://www.aa1car.com/library/fuel_pump_replace.htm

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SOURCE: Timing Belt replacement diagram for 1997 Subaru

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