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Old 02 Oct 2009, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my subaru impreza was going down the road one day then suddenly started making a dinging noise and the dashboard equipment (gas meter tempature gauge speedomater odomater) stopped working and a few days later wouldn't even hold enough charge to start up again. I put a new battery in it and it ran about 30 miles to town then on the way back i accedently flipped the headlights and the car died about half way back home. i checked the alternater and all the fuses and they are fine SOMEONE TELL ME SOMETHING
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i'd say you've a very bad earth somewhere bud..
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my subaru impreza was going down the road one day then suddenly started making a dinging noise and the dashboard equipment (gas meter tempature gauge speedomater odomater) stopped working and a few days later wouldn't even hold enough charge to start up again. I put a new battery in it and it ran about 30 miles to town then on the way back i accedently flipped the headlights and the car died about half way back home. i checked the alternater and all the fuses and they are fine SOMEONE TELL ME SOMETHING
Whats the alternator reading at bud with load for example lights on a/c on and electrics should stay at around 13.5volts not under it. With no load should be 14volts
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Old 08 Nov 2009, 05:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 89 impreza rs electrical problems

hi, iv got a impreza wrx 2002, just had a new pod filter put in the car, it keeps stalling itself, anyone know the problem
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my subaru impreza was going down the road one day then suddenly started making a dinging noise and the dashboard equipment (gas meter tempature gauge speedomater odomater) stopped working and a few days later wouldn't even hold enough charge to start up again. I put a new battery in it and it ran about 30 miles to town then on the way back i accedently flipped the headlights and the car died about half way back home. i checked the alternater and all the fuses and they are fine SOMEONE TELL ME SOMETHING
Was the dinging noise the same noise you get if you leave the keys in etc ? ( a manufactured noise from a buzzer type of thing)
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Was the dinging noise the same noise you get if you leave the keys in etc ? ( a manufactured noise from a buzzer type of thing)
yes it is
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yes it is
Ok then id say you are defo looking for a bad earth/ground connection, id start behind the speedo cluster, there will be lots of them and look down into the drivers footwell also, you will have to get a bit dirty and take a few things off like trim and the clocks out, are you ok with things like that?
If not take it to a auto electrician or you could end up causing more damge then u have now lol
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auto electrician sounds good i'm not looking to mess up my car
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