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#8552 of 8657 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [squiers]
Feb 21, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I had this problem with my 97 Subaru; two things I would check. #1 would the alternator; however, #2 what was causing my car to constantly go dead was the security system on the car. I was told by Subaru, that was causing problems; they can't remove it because it will mess up the wiring on the car, but they can disconnect it. It was draining the charge on the car.
#8553 of 8657 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [squiers]
Feb 22, 2012 (6:47 am)
Happened to meo once in the middle of pudumh , nowhere... The alternator ws the culprit.... Hard to walk home 500 miles from nowhere... Put in a rebuilt alternator (much cxheaper) and see what happens...
#8554 of 8657 squeal while turning
Apr 23, 2012 (8:51 pm)
OK, now that the weather has warmed up, so has the "sounds" that went away during the winter. One of these new sounds is a squeal whenever I am turning at intersections.
Last year I had a wheel bearing changed on the drivers front, I am wondering if the mechanic botched the job and said part is failed and thus making noise (part not loose but is making noise like it did before it was initially changed. I also wonder if my Left front strut is failed, there is oil/greasy dirt/residue from the strut that would indicate to me that it is leaking/failing and has been that way for a while but I've never had an issue with. Any other possibilities? thoughts on what might be wrong?
#8555 of 8657 Re: squeal while turning [angitherias]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:53 pm)
Maybe a bad CV joint?
#8556 of 8657 Re: squeal while turning [angitherias]
Apr 24, 2012 (8:08 am)
What is the age/mileage of the car?
#8557 of 8657 Re: squeal while turning [xwesx]
Apr 24, 2012 (6:27 pm)
Age close to hitting 230,000 km, its a 1997 legacy outback 2.5L
I've had the front CV axles replaced about 4 years ago, they don't make that clicky sound as when the CV boots are ripped open.
#8558 of 8657 Re: squeal while turning [angitherias]
Apr 25, 2012 (9:59 am)
Well, at that age and distance, if the struts are original, they're done. That said, they should not cause the squeal you report. If they are not damping well, though, they will contribute to increased wear on other suspension components.
Another contributing factor could be worn ball joints, but if the noise was coming from them directly, I would expect a squeaking sound any time they are dry and warm, not just on turns. Might it be wheel bearings? Yes, though I am reluctant to implicate them if recently replaced. That said, if they were not installed properly, they can fail rather quickly. Wheel bearings deal with an incredible amount of force - it is not a forgiving environment!
#8559 of 8657 2012 3.6R Limited
Apr 25, 2012 (11:07 am)
Does anyone own this new car with this trim package? Interested in any issues that anyone is having. How do you like the rear camera? Many thanks, D
#8560 of 8657 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems?
Apr 28, 2012 (7:01 pm)
I'm thinking about buying a 2012 Outback Limited, with 4-cylinder, CVT. Is there still a head gasket problem? The salesman told me I would have to get them done at about 100,000 miles. I thought that Subaru had fixed this problem with their newer vehicles.
Also, can I expect a "jerking" problem with this CVT transmission?
Can I expect any problems with the AWD? I had a 1992 Mitsubishi AWD, and the transfer case had to be repaired every 35,000 miles (a $6500 repair).
Can I expect any other problems?
#8561 of 8657 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems? [cincinnati_dan]
Apr 28, 2012 (7:10 pm)
Also, is the CVT a good thing to have, rather than a 5-Speed Automatic?
The salesmand told me the Outback I was looking at was a 5-Speed Automatic with CVT. I thought a CVT had infinite speeds, not just 5. Was the salesman correct?