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#18170 of 19283 Re: new Outback damaged by dealer at 1st oil change [ateixeira]
Jun 24, 2009 (7:24 pm)
Its the black plastic under the painted part of the rear bumper that is gouged from the front plate of the hitting vehicle (their lot is very, very congested, so it was a lot guy squeezing cars around). Painting that part wouldn't do anything as the damage is a scrape and two screw gouges from the hitting car's front plate. Its not gouged completely through the plastic as there was not enough of the license plate sheet metal screw head exposed to go deeper. I've lost faith in them, so I'll just live with it. The 2001 Chevy pickup I traded in for this Outback didn't have a single scratch on it. I had hoped the Subaru would look new for longer than 12 weeks - but the damage will serve a useful purpose - as a daily reminder to never go back to a dealer for service.
What is it about new cars - how do they attract so many idiots? I have parked so far away with a curb in front and another to one side, to find, upon returning, some idiot parked touching side mirrors.
They keyed a Toyota van? I thought they saved that vandalism for Hummers in this area.
#18171 of 19283 2004 outback backseats
Jun 25, 2009 (4:42 am)
My wife and I purchased a used 2004 Outback two years ago and love it my question is don't the backseats lay all the way forward? We car camp a lot and sleep back there but I have been unable to find said lever that alows for the full put down. thanks
#18172 of 19283 Re: 2004 outback backseats [rinovirus]
Jun 25, 2009 (7:40 am)
If it is like the others I have seen during the years: force your hand between the base and the back seat cushions in the middle. You should be able to find a strap that pulls the base cushion up and swing it towards the back of the front seats. It takes a bit of effort to pull on it. Then lay the seat backs down. Also look carefully at the top of the seat backs, they will have a tab and lock system to mesh the two parts together to hold it in the correct position.
Dead give away to this system is the two hinges on the front of the base seat cushion.
#18173 of 19283 Re: 2004 outback backseats [rinovirus]
Jun 25, 2009 (10:41 am)
Yep, remove the bottom cushion first, then it does.
#18174 of 19283 Re: 2004 outback backseats [girlcarbuilder]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 25, 2009 (10:43 am)
That's how my '97 Outback works. You have to remove the headrests on the rear seat on mine too.
Jun 29, 2009 (1:53 pm)
i get a code saying misfire cylinder 3. any suggestions?
Jun 29, 2009 (5:06 pm)
Yup, there is a lot already written on this topic. Type misfire into the forum search space and it will pull up all of the info. Any more questions after you sort out all of the possible problems, let us know. This is a common problem with all older OBD I and II systems.
#18177 of 19283 Re: Misfire [phil2000]
Jun 29, 2009 (5:56 pm)
What is the plastic(?) cover for on the bottom of the car for? Do I need it?
#18178 of 19283 '93 Subaru Legacy steering vibration
Jun 30, 2009 (8:05 am)
I have a '93 Subaru Legacy. I bought it from a close friend back in '04. Then in '06 it started making some serious grinding and vibration noises when I would make sharp turns at a slow speed. Like when I'm pulling into a parking spot in a parking lot. I try to straighten the wheel or step on the gas to silence the problem but it sure is annoying. My friend had no idea what I was talking about and she had bought it brand new back in '93. Other than that, the car's tip top. Any ideas?
#18179 of 19283 Re: outback 2.5 [tommy69]
Jun 30, 2009 (8:12 am)
In order, starting with the cheapest fix, check or replace:
Spark Plug Wires
I bet it's the coil. About $80 wholesale costa, and the 4 cylinders only need one.