Last post on May 01, 2013 at 9:15 AM
You are in the Subaru Crew
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Subaru Legacy, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
Your Community Leaders are ateixeira and rsholland.
#17037 of 19283 Re: 1st go at oil filter removal [samiam_68]
Mar 20, 2007 (7:19 pm)
I had an Outback XT. The main pluses for the RDX were a much roomier passenger space and better handling. I also like the longer highway range of the RDX on ski trips. I can now make one gas stop on a 650 mile round trip, as opposed to three gas stops with the OB XT.
Ironically, if Subaru offered a Legacy GT wagon with with VDC for 2007 or 2008, that would have been a consideration.
#17039 of 19283 Clock light on the Forester
Mar 22, 2007 (7:08 am)
Bummer! My clock light went out.
It's in the overhead console. I haven't looked yet, but is it easy to get to? I have the one with the single sunglasses holder.
#17040 of 19283 Re: Clock light on the Forester [ateixeira]
Mar 22, 2007 (9:47 am)
Ahah! And so it begins......
#17041 of 19283 Re: Clock light on the Forester [xwesx]
Mar 22, 2007 (10:17 am)
Juice, I'll take a few hundy off the price for that
#17042 of 19283 Re: Clock light on the Forester [xwesx]
Mar 22, 2007 (10:35 am)
With my Miata it happened gradually. On the stereo, there are 3 sets of lights, right-middle-left.
First, the right bulb burned. I could still see all the stations, it was just a bit dim on the right.
Then the middle bulb burned out. Now I could only see about half the controls. I kept using it for a while, until...
Boom, the 3rd bulb blew out.
Couldn't see what station I was on, or the clock.
So I caved and just replaced the stereo, since the CD was skipping anyway, and got an MP3 player.
I'll fix the Forester clock, I'm sure it can't be too hard.
#17043 of 19283 Re: Clock light on the Forester [ateixeira]
Mar 22, 2007 (10:50 am)
I'll fix the Forester clock, I'm sure it can't be too hard
Roh roh. Shouldn't have typed that.
#17044 of 19283 throw out bearing
Mar 22, 2007 (3:01 pm)
I have 2001 Forester. For last year I've had a squeaking noise when I push in the clutch (its a manual trans). Now it seems to squeak just during and after I depress the clutch. A co-worker said it might be throw out bearing. Okay. What does it do? How much to get it fixed? What if I don't get it fixed? It only has ~80K miles.
#17045 of 19283 Re: throw out bearing [dryfly]
Mar 22, 2007 (3:15 pm)
Sounds like a throwout bearing. It will get squeekier and squeekier, eventually it will fail and you won't be able to shift easily and you may damage your flywheel and/or clutch disc. When you get it done, I suggest getting a clutch kit done which includes throwout bearing, clutch plate and pressure plate.
#17046 of 19283 Re: throw out bearing [paisan]
Mar 22, 2007 (4:01 pm)
To answer the "what does it do?"
The throwout bearing is a small bearing that rides on the transmission's drive shaft. The clutch "fork" (I call it) presses against it when the clutch pedal is depressed. It, in turn, presses against the pressure plate to disengage the clutch plate.
Someone correct me if I am wrong. I may have mixed up my part names, but I can still put one together correctly.
Not sure about Subaru, but clutch replacement typically requires dropping the transmission, so labor cost from a shop is going to be your largest expense.