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#10692 of 10838 low rpm knock
Sep 04, 2009 (8:05 pm)
I have a 2005 subaru outback ej25 naturally aspirated with 103K mi. i stopped driving my car because everyday during driving from stop to about 40 mph in the rpm range of 1000 to 2000 rpms i hear almost an engine knock, shrudder, like the engine cant accelerate unless i put the pedal to the floor anything above that rpm range and its fine just low rpms and i have trouble? Suggestions, solutions, something to avoid a $1000 repair?
#10693 of 10838 Re: low rpm knock [humid3]
Sep 05, 2009 (9:08 am)
You are due for the timing belt change at 105K, so why don't you have this problem addressed as part of your 105K service - which can be done "early" at 103K anyway. Have you kept up with the other service? The 105K service is not cheap - so have the dealer look for codes and try to find out what's wrong before you spend nearly that much in normal 105K maintenance. Have you been changing the plugs & air filter every 30K? Subaru does require more routine maintenance than other makes.
#10694 of 10838 Re: low rpm knock [morin2]
Sep 05, 2009 (12:04 pm)
I actually had the timing belt serviced at 100k along with the spark plugs water pump thermostat, air filter , battery, and the transmission serviced. im afraid its something internal
#10695 of 10838 Re: low rpm knock [humid3]
Sep 07, 2009 (9:26 am)
Did the knock start right after all that work at 100K? That's a lot of work done at once and my first thought would have been that the knock might be related to something not done right, or a defective part, like a bad spark plug. Have you gone back and had them re-check their work?
#10696 of 10838 My 2005 Outback GT
Sep 09, 2009 (4:01 pm)
I just reached the five year mark with my OB and am very pleased. At the annual service at 35,000 miles I sprang for new front brakes, brake fluid, coolant, engine oil and filter, inspection, spark plugs. Total cost $756. That's ok...you got to pay to play.
Only question: The mechanic didn't replace fuel filter and said it was not necessary. Does that sound right.
#10697 of 10838 Re: My 2005 Outback GT [bobny57]
Sep 10, 2009 (7:42 am)
Wait 'til 60k, you should be ok.
#10698 of 10838 Re: My 2005 Outback GT [ateixeira]
Sep 10, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Thanks for the prompt reply. It gives me comfort. I'll wait until 60k as you recommend.
#10699 of 10838 Re: low rpm knock [morin2]
Sep 10, 2009 (10:43 pm)
i had it checked out and one of my accesory belts was missing "a chunk"
#10700 of 10838 Re: low rpm knock [humid3]
Sep 11, 2009 (7:54 am)
Yikes, I hope you replaced it?
#10701 of 10838 Rear doors belt line molding
Sep 12, 2009 (7:43 am)
I have a 2007 Outback and the "belt line molding" on both rear passenger doors need to be replaced. With the doors closed, and in warmer temperatures, when I opened the windows, as they were going down they rolled the molding over. It's supposed to stay flush against the glass.
The continual "rolling over" will eventually break the molding, then water can easily get in.
I'm inside the 3 year bumper to bumper warranty ( just! ) so the dealer has ordered the parts.
Others may want to check this issue on their vehicles.