My 1995 Subaru Outback Legacy has an ongoing, intermittent issue which nobody seems able too figure out. Hoping someone here may have an idea.
It "cuts out" and "sputters" while driving down the road at times. Also, the battery keeps running down. Car occasionally dies, then will not restart without jump.
I bought this car off Ebay, and now I realize she got rid of it because she was having the same problem over and over. I managed to get the car's service records from Firestone, and she had brought the car in multiple times with the exact same issue I'm now having.
Firestone has replaced the alternator on that car 3 times!
The car has a brand new battery that's good - but keeps running down
The current alternator is brand new, and fully functioning
She also replaced spark plug wires
The problem seems worse on humid or rainy days, which we have plenty of in Shreveport, LA.
It's been to Firestone at lest 6 or 7 times and they can't find the real problem because of course it never does it while they have it on a diagnostic.
The only two possibilities I can think of are a faulty rotor or perhaps a computer switching off the alternator. Ant of those sound like they'd cause this? Or perhaps someone has an even better idea?
Thanks so much!