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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Transmission, SUV
#94 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2011 (6:25 am)
Isn't the Tribeca distributor-less?
It may need an ignition coil instead.
#95 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2011 (6:55 am)
50k miles, not a lot.
#96 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [ateixeira]
Sep 30, 2011 (7:43 am)
Coil, distributor; they serve the same purpose!
#97 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Sep 30, 2011 (7:43 am)
No, not a lot. I'd check the plug wires first.
#98 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2011 (9:14 am)
The only difference is the cost.
My last ignition coil was $80, my last distrubitor cap+rotor kit was only a fraction of that cost.
#99 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [ateixeira]
Oct 14, 2011 (10:48 am)
Took the car into another dealership this morning. They are going to perform the 60k maintenance and check out the issues I've been having.
Will let you know what they find. Hopefully warranty items.
#100 of 117 Engine light on - engine misfiring
Oct 16, 2011 (6:11 am)
#101 of 117 Traded in the 2008 Tribeca
Oct 17, 2011 (9:53 am)
At 30,000 miles, the engine had begun smoking and the transmission continued to experience hard shifting when I took it in for its regular maintenance. That evening, I test drove the new 2012 VW Passat, and bought it, trading in the Tribeca which still held a very good trade-in value, surprisingly. We wiill miss the roominess and comfort of the tribeca but not the aggravation with transmission problems that remained unresolved after 3rd replacement in 2 years. Subaru lost a customer for life with this model.
#102 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Nov 07, 2011 (11:24 am)
Took the car to a different dealer. They did the 60k mi work. Spark plugs were really bad. All replaced and car is running good now.
Thanks for all of the advice!
#103 of 117 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Jan 13, 2012 (10:35 pm)
well i understand that everyone is having problems with the tribeca transmission ,but i dont see anyone putting the mileage down where it started having problems ,because i bought a 2008 tribeca and i have not had a issue with this suv yet and i have 90,000 km on it and not one problem with trans ,motor ,drivetrain ,nothing it runs very smooth and so far its the best suv i have bought to date ,
But i will say that trying to find replacement wipers is a pain in the ass and the dealer likes to see u show up so they can smile with dollar signs when they see u coming threw the door ,(not so fun....)