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Postby Stine » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:00 pm


I haven't put this in a specific category, because I don't know which it belongs too.

I've inherited my partners liberty wagon MY10 GT. Just put the new tyres on, and a couple weeks later the dash lit up while driving to work (AT oil temp, check engine, cruise control and a couple others), but it drove fine.
Took it in to be read and cleared and it's a P1710 fault. It's been a couple weeks, and only yesterday when coming out of a roundabout it didn't accelerate and then jerked a little.
I've been reading up on it all morning and spoke with a mechanic who advised I trade it in now or pay upwards of $5k when it gets worse.

My partner is hoping there's an issue with the wiring and that's causing a gremlin in the computer, because one taillight and one headlight go out intermittently - but I think that's wishful thinking.

The way I see it,
a) I can keep driving and hope that it doesn't get worse :blink:
b) I can keep driving, and it can get worse and maybe cause other issues
c) I can trade it in now
d) I can have it looked at, and when they tell me the $$$$ prognosis, I can play ignorant when I trade-in :roll:

Edit ** I was told it could be 1 of 3 things causing the issue, but it's not necessarily a process of elimination.
Is this true? Could we replace the sensor first and see if it stops? Is it difficult/expensive to replace the sensor?

Any and all advice welcome.

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Re: P1710

Postby Ric » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:24 pm

If you google for "P1710 subaru", there's lots of posts saying replacing the sensor has fixed the problem.
For around $100 it's certainly worth a try...
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Re: P1710

Postby Stine » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:43 pm

Thanks RIc, I thought replacing the sensor and maybe the trans oil to be the most obvious solution. But was told it's not possible/worth the effort.
I'm almost certain I'm being given bad advice - hence my post.

I'll be on the hunt for an auto trans specialist this week.
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Re: P1710

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