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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#7061 of 8657 Re: Help! 2006 Outback 2.5 owners please respond [kat95]
May 01, 2007 (11:22 am)
Just came across you post while doing a search for "hesitation." I have an '06 Legacy 2.5 sedan. The proble sounds just like yours. Basically, when you floor it from a stop there is a slight hesitation, almost as if it is about to stall, and then, about a second later, the car starts to move. I asked the dealer about it and they said they didn't notice any hesitation. (No surprise there) The only way to avoid it is to disengage the brake and allow the engine a moment to throttle up before stepping on the gas. It is annoying but not so much so that I feel like going back to the dealer again and making an issue. Maybe I (we) should write to Subaru of America.
If you have any more info, please let me know.
#7062 of 8657 Re: Help! 2006 Outback 2.5 owners please respond [sloanesq]
May 01, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Sounds like you may have the same problem, although when I was doing my research on bad transmissions it seemed to be common between the 99 - 2001 years. The problem generally occurred when shifting back to drive from reverse, wherein it would take anywhere from a few seconds to a half a minute or so for the trans to engage. In short, after I wrote to Subaru and referenced the on-line forums filled with people with the same problem, and threatened to contact the Dept. of consumer affairs, they were very helpful! I received a new trans / installation for a grand - or half the price of a rebuilt. Since then (knock wood) it runs like a top. Remember - the squeaky wheel..........
#7063 of 8657 Re: Help! 2006 Outback 2.5 owners please respond [sloanesq]
May 03, 2007 (8:56 am)
I have found that Subarus, in general, tend to be far more responsive with smooth application of the throttle. Since they are computer-controlled, stomping the pedal does not illicit the response you are likely expecting from the vehicle.
#7064 of 8657 Re: Help! 2006 Outback 2.5 owners please respond [xwesx]
May 03, 2007 (9:14 am)
Yep, gotta roll in to it.
#7065 of 8657 Re: Switching from miles to kilometers [vpekulas]
May 07, 2007 (11:09 am)
As a Canuck I was under the impression that you cannot bring a US car into Canada without changing certain things to meet Canadian rules. One of them would be the speedo readout and other related items from miles (only used in the US now) to km (used everywhere else in the world I think). Unless the car is more than x years old (15?).
I assume by "dash tickers" you mean the odometer and trip counter. I don't think anything is mechanical; it is probably all electronic and you'll need either a new module, or there is software that can be switched from one to the other. But likely not easily done unless you are a dealer.
#7066 of 8657 Re: Burning Smell [flyos]
May 07, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I MIGHT HAVE YOUR ANSWER THIS YEAR OF THE 2.5L MOTOR IS KNOW FOR HEAD GASKET LEAKS USALY THE DRIVER SIDE LEAKS FIRST AROUND CYLINDER #4 ( COOLANT LEAK ) YOU Won't AWALYS SEE THIS LEAKING ON THE GROUND BUT YOU CAN SEE A GREEN/YELLOW RESIDUE BETWEEN THE HEAD AND THE BLOCK.
#7067 of 8657 Re: Burning Smell [subaruguru]
May 08, 2007 (5:20 am)
Can you turn off caps lock, please? In "netiquette" that usually means you're shouting. Thanks.
#7068 of 8657 Re: starting problems [stevenm1]
May 08, 2007 (5:51 am)
ty steven, I am a total moron. upon closer inspection, the ground strap was hangin' free. i guess we got pretty fatigued putting it back together after the clutch job. man that tranny was HEAVY! heh
#7069 of 8657 Replacing rear brake pad 02 H6 LL Bean Outback
May 14, 2007 (10:28 am)
Question to subie expert: I am replacing the rear brake pads on my 02 Outback. To push the brake cylinder back in what do I do: use C clamp to push the cylinder back in or need special tools to rotate it back in. Any pointer will be appreciated.
I am looking at Autozone repair manual for 96 legacy.
Though it is not for 02 model, it said use C clamp to push the cylinder back in.
Thanks for your answer.
#7070 of 8657 Re: Replacing rear brake pad 02 H6 LL Bean Outback [ic_designer]
May 14, 2007 (11:02 am)
I tried C-clamps for my dad's Outback, but they just weren't shaped properly.
I gave up and bought one of these tools, MUCH EASIER. Cheap, too, so no reason not to get one.