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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#11717 of 11746 Re: Flood Damage to a Suburu Outback Legacy! [awrench]
Apr 20, 2009 (6:01 am)
I would start with flushing all of the car's fluids and see where that leaves you. It definitely sounds like the issue lies in the transaxle, but no way of knowing for sure what you have to work with unless the water is eliminated first. Perhaps there is an additive you can put in the transmission fluid to drive out any remaining water after you flush it?
#11718 of 11746 Re: Flood Damage to a Suburu Outback Legacy! [awrench]
Apr 21, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Could be a bad wheel bearing. Have those inspected.
#11719 of 11746 2002 Subaru Outback Axle Seals Replacement
May 20, 2009 (2:14 pm)
I recenlty was told by our Subaru service advisor that I needed to replace the front axle seals on our 2002 2.5 Legacy Outback. This issue started when I noticed a smell coming from under the car while the engine was running. Also, this odor was noticed while driving with the blower and AC on. The 2002 Outback has very low mileage; about 24500 and I'm the original owner. The Outback is serviced regularly; i.e. oil changes and PM. My question is how this can happen, and how major is this repair job?
#11720 of 11746 Re: 2002 Subaru Outback Axle Seals Replacement [senturi1]
May 21, 2009 (12:20 pm)
The axles on our 626 leaked but I think it was caused by damage from a rock or debris. The rubber was torn, basically.
#11721 of 11746 Fuel Filter on 2004 Outback Wagon w/ 2.5?
Jun 29, 2009 (3:25 pm)
I can't find the fuel filter. Manual says on front strut tower on driver's side by windshield washer reservoir tank. I bought a new one but can't find location? Car was purchased in July 2004. Was filter eliminated?
#11722 of 11746 Re: 04 Outback engine smells hot [blackbean]
Jul 07, 2009 (8:38 pm)
Hi ,any updates on your Subaru, I have the same problem right now, seems like "a fluid" is dripping on my exhaust and leaves me with a strong burning smell... any news on this....
#11723 of 11746 Re: 2003 LL Bean Outback alarm activation
Dec 21, 2010 (7:20 pm)
I just bought a 2003 LL Bean Outback with 105,000 miles. My Subaru clan of friends told me, "It's just getting warmed up". However, no one can relate to my alarm system experience: If I get out of the car, shut the door - and don't lock it - and wait about 20 seconds or so, the car's lights will flash and it's armed itself on its own. Now, I can open the car door - it hasn't locked itself - but the car's alarm will go off. I discovered this when I first put gas in the car and went to get back in after the fill-up. Imagine my surprise. I've since tested it in the privacy of my garage and I'm baffled. I have another car that will re-lock and arm itself if you remote unlock it and don't open the door within 30 seconds, but nothing like this. So every time I get out and shut the door, I have to be sure to either lock it or remind myself to "unlock" it before getting back in - even though it's NOT locked - because the alarm will go off. Love the car so far, but this is the oddest "security" feature I've ever come across. Is this an LL Bean "bright idea" that's since been wisely discontinued or is something malfunctioning?
#11724 of 11746 2011 Outback transmission
Dec 21, 2010 (9:10 pm)
just bought a 3.6 liter outback(automatic) with 45 miles on it drove it 300 miles and experienced transmission problems seven times; popping, grinding, revving, pausing and then lurching forward. The car is now back with the dealer. Any advise?
#11725 of 11746 Re: 2003 LL Bean Outback alarm activation [sculler1]
Dec 22, 2010 (8:12 am)
I have a thought on your 'self arming' system. I have an '02 Outback Wagon and installed the Subaru OEM Security System kit myself. In '03 it was changed slightly when it became a standard feature, but it is probably overall quite similar in layout and operation.
There actually is a passive arming mode that can be activated by plugging in a connector located down by the fuse box on the lower left drivers side foot well. However, it still requires that you use the door locks prior to closing the door (no key fob needed to set the alarm). If that feature had been hardwired in *and* there was some logic confusion, it could cause this. See if your owners manual covers the location of the connector, and disconnect it.
Another possibility is a problem with the shock sensor. In normal operation, if you rap the windshield or rock the body, it will sound a warning chirp. Approximately 30 seconds later the system switches to full armed mode. I'm wondering if it is confused, and sees the door closure as the first act of warning mode, then switches into full armed / alarm mode as you say about 20 seconds later.
The module is located deep in the dash behind the radio - a real pain to get at if it needs replacing. Maybe you can regain control by cycling the system between normal and valet mode. In valet mode, the alarm should not operate when a door is opened. Worst case - ditch the alarm by leaving it in valet mode.
#11726 of 11746 Re: 2011 Outback transmission [amcneil]
Dec 22, 2010 (9:18 am)
A friend just got a Fiesta, and her trans crapped out 3 times. They finally did replace the whole thing and gave her a free extended warranty for the hassle.
Hang in there, work with your dealer, make sure they get you a loaner and provide long-term coverage for the trans at least.