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#8555 of 8641 Re: squeal while turning [angitherias]
Apr 23, 2012 (10:53 pm)
Maybe a bad CV joint?
#8556 of 8641 Re: squeal while turning [angitherias]
Apr 24, 2012 (9:08 am)
What is the age/mileage of the car?
#8557 of 8641 Re: squeal while turning [xwesx]
Apr 24, 2012 (7:27 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 8641 Re: squeal while turning [angitherias]
Apr 25, 2012 (10:59 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 8641 2012 3.6R Limited
Apr 25, 2012 (12:07 pm)
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 8641 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems?
Apr 28, 2012 (8:01 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 8641 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems? [cincinnati_dan]
Apr 28, 2012 (8:10 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?
#8562 of 8641 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems? [cincinnati_dan]
Apr 28, 2012 (9:20 pm)
CVT is indeed infinite. It has a manu-matic option with 5 ratios that lets you pretend you have a 5-speed auto.
Personally, i'd go for the 6-speed true manual with the short-throw shifter kit. But that's just me.
#8563 of 8641 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems? [cincinnati_dan]
Apr 29, 2012 (6:20 am)
Head gasket is a thing of the past as far as I know. It was most common in the 2000-2002?? models. I have a 2001 with 200K miles and zero issues with head gaskets or transmission. I just bought my second Subaru (Impreza). If I recall the only must fix issues I've had beyond normal maintenance, was a sensor and alternator.
#8564 of 8641 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback - Expected Problems? [jd_24]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 29, 2012 (10:26 am)
your 2001 is susceptible to head gasket failure as well but sounds like with those miles that you've dodged the bullet. Usually it shows up on the 2.5L Subaru at around 110K-130K. And if you were REALLY lucky, your driver's window switch didn't break, either.