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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Engine, SUV
#58 of 97 Re: Same Car - New Engine - New Problem - Fixed [cadillac]
May 01, 2008 (11:17 am)
#59 of 97 Tribeca valve problem
Jun 19, 2008 (1:32 pm)
I have a B9 with around 40,000 miles. The engine light came on one morning and it shut down. The Subaru dealer did a compression test and found that one of the cylinders stopped working. They said they had never seen anything like it and keep it for two weeks. Luckily, it is still under the powertrain warranty. They replaced valves, several gaskets, O rings and spark plugs. It runs, but now it knocks and backfires. Is this a lemon or what? I can't believe this. I have a call into the dealer again about this. Has anyone had or heard of another B9 with this problem?
#60 of 97 Re: Tribeca valve problem [chuck68]
Jun 19, 2008 (4:58 pm)
Sounds like when they put the engine back together they may have messed up the timing chain (may be off by a tooth or 2) and that is probably what is causing the knocking and backfiring.
#61 of 97 Re: Tribeca valve problem [chuck68]
Jun 24, 2008 (12:42 pm)
40k miles is way too late for a lemon law claim, that's usually for the first year only or 12k miles.
#62 of 97 How to remove undercover
Mar 08, 2009 (3:43 pm)
#63 of 97 How to remove undercover
Mar 08, 2009 (3:43 pm)
I have 06 Tribeca and want to drain coolant.
How can I remove the under cover?
I saw two screws - could not unscrew them yet, since they are too tight...
#64 of 97 Re: How to remove undercover [swon]
Mar 17, 2009 (7:11 am)
Are you sure they are screws? Are they metal?
Subaru uses plastic fasteners that looks like screws. You turn them slightly and they back out, then you pull the entire plug out, towards you.
They look like this:
Here is a side view:
Hope that helps.
#65 of 97 Re: How to remove undercover [ateixeira]
Jun 16, 2009 (11:35 am)
I was also having trouble removing the undercover from my 2007 Subaru Forester in order to flush the cooling system. There are plastic fasteners as well as metal screws that are on tight. I was wondering if I should try to get them off myself or have the dealership do it
Thanks for your help
#66 of 97 Re: How to remove undercover [maybach622]
Jun 17, 2009 (8:17 am)
Check if there is an access door, i.e. if part of the cover pivots out of the way for access.
If not it still should be too hard. My 98 Forester had 2 metal screws and at least a pair of those plastic clips above, and it never took more than a minute or two to take off.
#67 of 97 Re: Stranded by my 2007 Tribeca [tobinator]
Jun 17, 2009 (1:18 pm)
The exact same thing happened to our 2006 Tribeca this year and last year. The dealership tried to blame us for using bad fuel, but I complained to the national Subaru company and then the story changed to a bad ignition coil. Is there an ingnition coil for each cylinder?