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#8500 of 8657 Re: 2006 Subaru Outback stalling [bohappa]
Nov 09, 2011 (6:40 pm)
Sorry this isn't an answer to the thread but a similar problem.
I also own a 2006 Subaru Outback (has 70K) and have had no problems with it until about a week ago when it stalled out and now I have the "er HC" showing up on the odometer. I have tried to fix it with all the recommended ways but nothing seems to work and I am worried that my ECM is fried and I have to replace it (when I hook up an OBD2 I just get a connection error) Which would be no problem to find one in a junk yard for a cheap price, but when i called the dealership to see which models and years of subaru would work i was told the ECM is VIN specific and can't be reprogrammed once set. I was wondering if anyone had replaced the ECM in their vehicle with a used one, or if I do need to get a new one?
Any help would be great.
#8501 of 8657 1999 Subaru outback 2.5 l
Nov 21, 2011 (9:38 pm)
My daughter took her car in because it was overheating and coolant disappearing, not leaking. They replaced the radiator and as I guessed, that did not solve the problem. So now they need to go into a dealer, my ? Is would it be cheaper to do a rebuild or after market replacement engine or a new cylinder head. The current engine has 120000 miles, the rest of the car is in good condition.
#8502 of 8657 Re: 1999 Subaru outback 2.5 l [kempy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (7:45 am)
you don't need an engine, you need new cylinder head gaskets most likely. This is a very typical problem for the 2.5 Subaru engine, and the miles you posted are right on schedule for these gaskets to leak. But the engine will have to come out (easiest way to do it), heads off and resurfaced or at least checked, and the improved head gaskets installed. It's good that the radiator was done, as you wouldn't want to replace head gaskets and leave an old radiator in there. You're probably looking at $1500 at least here.
#8503 of 8657 Re: 1999 Subaru outback 2.5 l [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 22, 2011 (5:30 pm)
Thanks for your response.
#8504 of 8657 Re: Subaru Legacy 2006 100K mile Tune-up [coll62333]
Dec 23, 2011 (10:54 am)
Trade it in before your engine light comes on and the dealer tells you it's a misfire thats causing it to run like crap. My 2006 Outback has been running bad for a month, at first the dealer said they could find nothing wrong with it. Than the engine light came back on and they said it's a misfire in a cylinder. It's got new plugs in it, so that makes zero sense since it was not misfiring 4 months ago with the same plugs. I have seen alot of posts on sites of many people having the same problem with the misfires including on 2010 and 2011 cars. If I was you I'd trade it before the engine light comes on, because once it does, and noone can find the cause, you will not beable to get rid of it. Maybe your car is an exception to this and you'll have no problems, but you need to be warned in case it happens. Good luck, and yes get maintenance done on everything. Plugs, coils, belts, radiator & trabsmission flush, anything you can think of and hope it works out.
#8505 of 8657 2010 Subaru Outback Floor Mat Fraying
Jan 04, 2012 (8:50 pm)
In vacuuming out my two year old 2010 Outback Limited 24K mi I noticed that the black factory driver side floor mat is fraying seriously in several spots, with the worst being around the outer grommet at the rear that secures it.
I don't always pull the mats out when vacuuming it, but I did this time and noticed the deterioration on both top and underside. It still seems like a new car to me and didn't expect to see this.
I've had Subarus since 87 and have never had the factory floor mats show wear like this one even at 90K. Is this covered under the 3/36 warranty?
Yeah I know this isn't as serious as most stuff but they probably want an arm and leg for replacements. Has anyone else noticed this or is this a fluke on mine? Thanks.
#8506 of 8657 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Floor Mat Fraying [surrfurtom]
Jan 05, 2012 (7:26 am)
I haven't observed that in any of our 3 Subarus, but...
If you're up for it, get a Chase Subaru credit card, and you can earn 3% cash back on everything, up to $500 a year. Then use the Subaru Bucks to buy accessories, pay for service, tires, and yes, even new floor mats.
I've paid for body damage (and got cash from the other guy's insurance company - ka-ching!), accessories, a Subaru Gold warranty, you name it. They come in $100 increments and the register at the dealer accepts them like cash.
#8507 of 8657 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Floor Mat Fraying [ateixeira]
Jan 05, 2012 (9:32 am)
I don't use the stock mats in mine, opting instead for WeatherTech floor liners. My mats still look like new... literally!
I'll have to take a look at my friend's 2010, though, since he uses the stock carpeted mats.
#8508 of 8657 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Floor Mat Fraying [ateixeira]
Jan 05, 2012 (10:07 am)
Thanks. I agree the Subaru card is a good deal. I've used it and have been accumulating them for the gold extended warranty. I'm close to $1000 now. The only downside is you must use them in only $100 increments, so to use them efficient you need to spend $100 min.
I like WeatherTech products too. Made in USA.
I'm going to show this mat to the dealer.
#8509 of 8657 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Floor Mat Fraying [surrfurtom]
Jan 05, 2012 (10:40 am)
I'm going to show this mat to the dealer.
That sounds like a good plan, especially if there is damage/wear on the bottom of the mat. That seems odd to me. Even the mats in my 1998 Escort, with 155,000 miles and 14 years on them, look perfectly new on the bottom. The tops are a different story....