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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Apr 15, 2006 (3:01 am)
do subaru imprezas have a history of shoddy clutches? if my car has been sitting over night and i start it up the next day to drive, when engaging the clutch i get a rather pronounced 'vibration'. it makes me cringe nearly every time i shift a gear [1st-4th. 4th to 5th is as smooth as a hot knife through butter]. dealer said they did not notice any problem or any issues. i've owned three stick shifts, and the only other time one of my vehicles exhibited this sort of clutch feel was when a sensor was leaking oil into the clutch.
this is a 2006 OBS with 6000 miles. it's been taken in to the dealer twice. the clutch has behaved like this pretty much since i got it.
#3000 of 3121 Re: clutches [drivelikejehu]
Apr 19, 2006 (11:03 am)
Sounds like you have clutch judder or "chatter". I didn't think they still had this problem. Call 800-SUBARU3 and ask them what they can do about it. It's a brand new car!
#3001 of 3121 Ignition problem?
Apr 24, 2006 (9:23 pm)
For the past month I've been hearing a strange buzzing/grinding type of noise in the steering column when I turn the key to start the engine on my '04 Impreza Outback Sport. The car seems to start fine but this sound persists and seems to occur longer and more frequently when I start the car a lot in a short period of time. It sounds like a electrical problem. Has anyone else had a similar problem and found out what it may be?
#3002 of 3121 Re: Ignition problem? [ski1328]
Apr 25, 2006 (7:16 am)
I have the exact same car, and it's never sounded like that. I'd hike over to your dealership to have them check it out pronto. It would really bite if the car didn't start some day because of an electrical problem.
#3003 of 3121 Corner Bumper Moldings
Apr 25, 2006 (4:05 pm)
Hi everyone. Just bought a 2006 Steel grey OBS SE. I'm debating whether it's worth purchasing the corner bumper moldings from the dealership or elsewhere. I travel to the city alot and want to avoid dings and scratches as much as possible. Any advice? Also, will the moldings peel off or damage the paint down the road? Are they worth it?
#3004 of 3121 Re: Ignition problem? [damish003]
Apr 26, 2006 (7:14 pm)
That's the next step...I was just hoping someone else has had a similar problem so I wouldn't have to fork out the $$$ at the dealership if it's a simple fix! Thanks for the advice
#3005 of 3121 Re: Corner Bumper Moldings [dan5]
Apr 27, 2006 (3:29 am)
Shop around a bit, they're simple to install since the adhesive is already on the parts. Improper installation can cause a problem down the road, I've seen them fall off at car washes.
#3006 of 3121 Can I put larger wheels on an Impreza sport?
May 08, 2006 (7:32 pm)
I'm debating getting an impreza sport on an outback. I'd prefer the sport in general, but I do go up to the mountains for skiing in the winter and would like to have the added clearance of an outback. Is the suspension on the outback different, or are the tires and wheels simply larger? Could I buy a set of larger wheels and tires for winter driving with the sport? Anyone have experience with the sport in deep snow?
#3007 of 3121 Clearance and Tires
May 09, 2006 (5:56 am)
There isn't much room for play with bigger tires. The tires will rub the wheel wells, and I'm not sure if they make taller springs for the Impreza Outback Sport.
The big Outback does have more clearance, almost 2" more. But it also has a longer wheelbase and long overhangs, so the angles of approach, departure, and breakover angles are still not great.
I would actually recommend the Forester. It's based on the Impreza platform but has more clearance and better approach/departure/breakover angles than the others. The LL Bean model even has self-leveling rear shocks, so you have 8.1" of ground clearance even with a load.
#3008 of 3121 Speedodometer failure and low oil
May 31, 2006 (10:03 am)
I have a 2005 Impreza Outback Sport.
On my way to work yesterday, my speedometer stopped working and the "check engine" light turned on.
In the process of looking the car over, I realized that the oil was also almost empty. The dealership had changed the oil almost 3 months ago and we did verify that it was at the right level at that time.
(We found with previous oil changes that the amount of oil filled was not always correct and now we verify everything before we leave the dealership.)
We have not noticed any signs of an oil leak. And looking
under the hood and under the car, there are also no visible signs of any leaks.
The dealership is also stumped on this part of the issue,
though they found the issue with the speedometer - the
speed sensor went out.
The car is a 2005 with 15k miles and I'm surprised that I'm
having any issues. Also, I'm a fairly concerned about the
oil issue. Has anyone experienced a similar problem.
I didn't think these cars had issues burning oil, especially at this rate and this age/mileage.
But we do know that the oil level was correct almost 3
months ago. After getting the oil changed, I have not done
anything with the oil (i.e. I have not removed any
oil) and we do not see any signs of a leak...
Does anyone have any ideas as to why in 3 months, the car
has lost/burned almost all of the oil?