View Full Version : 1995 Legacy L Will Not Start After Using Air Conditioning and Rough Idle

09-30-2010, 09:31 AM
Hey folks, I would appreciate a little help in troubleshooting a starting problem with my 1995 Legacy L with ~70,000 miles (a recent acquisition from my mother-in-law).

After I engage the air conditioner -- no matter whether for a few seconds to clear window condensation or fifteen minutes (I am lucky to have a short commute) -- the vehicle will not turn over the next time. It does start with a jump.

My mother-in-law experienced similar problems and had the alternator checked out and the corporate parts store reported that it produced the correct output.

The Legacy also idles rough at intersections, but runs relatively smooth in park and neutral.

I suspect that alternator is the cause for the starting problem and the shopsdid not catch it due to the state of the alternator when they tested it. I also think the alternator responsible for the the rough idle as well.


10-31-2010, 10:32 PM
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