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#8376 of 8641 Melted Mirror & a question
Aug 10, 2010 (10:50 am)
It was hot and steamy enough yesterday in Minneapolis that when I went out to my car after work, the mirror had melted, or come unglued, from the inside of my windshield. Surprised me.
Now, a question. 2003 Legacy wagon. 55,000 miles. Let's say I need to merge somewhere or get out the way of something quickly. In second gear, I might be going 30 mph (I usually shift up to third way before that), and then for whatever reason, I need to nail it for maximum acceleration. Once I step on it to go beyond 30, I hear a slight engine noise. It's a little bit high pitched and particularly loud. It reminds me of what an old fashioned tea kettle or pressure cooker with the little rattly thing on top would sound like. I had a guy from my Subaru dealer ride along with me to listen, and he thought it was the brakes, but I can't think of why very high revs on the tach would have any relationship to the brakes. This car has had every recommended service by the dealership service department since I got it in Sept., 2002. Any ideas?
#8377 of 8641 Correction
Aug 10, 2010 (10:52 am)
In my previous message, I meant to say that the noise was not particularly loud.
#8378 of 8641 Re: Melted Mirror & a question [gjksn]
Aug 10, 2010 (11:09 am)
I used to hear that sound under similar circumstances in my '96 Outback. It started at about 150,000 miles and continued, with just about the same frequency and intensity, through the rest of my ownership (220,000). I suspect it was the rear (possibly front) differential, but again it never got worse.
Another chirp noise that the car made was from the timing belt pulley(s), but that one was not so speed-dependent and did get worse (louder and more consistent) with time. I replaced all the pulleys when I put in new head gaskets at 192,000 and it was gone.
#8379 of 8641 Re: how to remove seat bolt in 2011 legacy? [danznj]
Aug 10, 2010 (11:14 am)
Dan, it sounds to me like there is a nut on the other side of the seat rail that may be turning with the bolt. Is there any way for you to access the other side in order to verify that possibility and, if so, get a wrench/socket on it to hold?
#8380 of 8641 15000 miles maintenance service
Aug 16, 2010 (5:02 pm)
I have a 2010 outback which is recommended for 15k mile service.
What the price for such service? Is it necessary or just some inspections plus oil change?
#8381 of 8641 Re: 15000 miles maintenance service [need_a_outback]
Aug 16, 2010 (5:15 pm)
Just inspections + oil change. If you take a look at the maintenance manual on my.subaru.com, it will show you what should be done. If you know the basics of car maintenance, you can do it yourself with ease.
#8382 of 8641 where is the transmission dipstick located for 2002 Outback H6 LL BEAN
Sep 05, 2010 (7:40 am)
does anyone know where the transmission dipstick is located for 2002 Outback H6 LL BEAN
#8383 of 8641 where is the transmission dipstick located for 2002 Outback H6 LL BEAN
Sep 05, 2010 (7:47 am)
does anyone know where the transmission dipstick is located for 2002 Outback H6 LL BEAN?
#8384 of 8641 Re: where is the transmission dipstick located for 2002 Outback H6 LL BEAN [billgo]
Sep 07, 2010 (9:17 am)
Not sure, but here's a tip - it should be yellow.
Of course that won't help if it's dirty...
On my 2.5l Forester it was on the passenger side of the transmission tunnel - but I've heard other models can have it on the driver's side.
FWIW, I accesssed mine from the top, through the engine bay.
#8385 of 8641 Re: where is the transmission dipstick located for 2002 Outback H6 LL BEAN [billgo]
Sep 07, 2010 (7:37 pm)
It is located beneath the brake fluid reservoir marked with yellow circle handle on driver side. It is hidden under rubber hose, so you will need to peer through the hose.