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#7268 of 8644 2006 Outback 2.5 L 5spd: Engine revs in reverse
Oct 16, 2007 (6:48 pm)
I have a problem with the first start up of the day. While backing out my long driveway, the engine revs too fast.. up to 3500 rpms. This is an ongoing problem since I bought the car, new, over a year ago. I have had it to the dealer twice, and I am told they cannot duplicate the problem. They also said it is normal and nothing is wrong. I should let the car run for a few minutes before I drive it,"so it can run through it's sequence". It seems dangerous to me, to have the engine revving so fast while I'm trying to back out.
This is my fourth Subaru, and I have never had this problem before. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions?
#7269 of 8644 Re: 2006 Outback 2.5 L 5spd: Engine revs in reverse [misty13]
Oct 17, 2007 (4:54 am)
Transmission problem, I would guess.... ever go forward on first start?
I had an old toyota crown where the automatic transmission "slipped" on first starting of theday, either direction, till it got going in 20 sec.... I figured a bad check valve in there somewhere.... May not be worth fixing though.
#7270 of 8644 Re: 2006 Outback 2.5 L 5spd: Engine revs in reverse [misty13]
Oct 17, 2007 (5:23 am)
Our '05 Legacy wagon 5spd idles up in reverse or even in neutral backing out of our driveway. I think it does that to get the catalytic converters fired off, and also to get vacuum for the power brakes.
I haven't noticed it when going forward.
#7271 of 8644 Need a brake pad recommendation
Oct 17, 2007 (4:39 pm)
I need to replace the brake pads on our '01 Outback. Any brand recommendations and torque specs, a DIY perhaps?
They don't feel as grippy, but I'm not sure I want to try and do (or know how to check on) the brake fluid.
Other Subaru extensive forums?
#7272 of 8644 Re: Need a brake pad recommendation [iomatic]
Oct 17, 2007 (7:49 pm)
Hawk HPs pads and flush the fluid, should be flushed every 2 years no matter how many miles.
Relatively easy DIY, shoot me your make, model, build date, etc and I can get you part numbers via e-mail if you want.
#7274 of 8644 drive train issues/replacement advice please!
Oct 17, 2007 (4:18 pm)
03 Outback Wagon, 5 spd, 160000 loved-for miles...
Recently felt vibration that was unfamiliar, occuring usually early in the am, after about a 2 mile drive, a quick stop for coffee, then about a mile down the road it starts...just an odd, noticeable but not head-rattling, shimmy or shake as i'm accelerating in the 3rd-4th gear, 35-45 mph region...and it doesn't last long. Had my mechanic ride in it once when it was happening, and he felt it, and thought it might be drive train related. Bad u joints perhaps. But today, when he had it, he couldn't get it to do it again, and he couldn't find anything wrong underneath. He was kinda miffed, as am I.
Oh, also have had the viscous coupling replaced about a year ago, fyi. It's aligned, tires are even and balanced, and we're confused.
thanks for any help
#7275 of 8644 Re: 2006 Outback 2.5 L 5spd: Engine revs in reverse [misty13]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:16 am)
I also have a similar problem. I own a 06 OB XT. From the first day it has rev'd high on the first start of the day. I either have to let it run for a couple of minutes, or feather the accelerator a little to knock down the rpm's. Have talked to the dealer they are clueless. It only happens first start of the day or when the car has been off for several hours. Have learned to live with it.
#7276 of 8644 Re: Need a brake pad recommendation [paisan]
Oct 19, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Just an '01 (legacy? it's not the impreza) Outback wagon.
thanks a million.
#7277 of 8644 Re: Need a brake pad recommendation [iomatic]
Oct 19, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Yes, the build date is important, some years they changed them mid-year. So shoot me an e-mail and we'll hook yah up with the proper part #s.