Last post on Mar 11, 2011 at 1:49 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 7 Re: 2005 Subaru Outback Sudden Problem [historiana]
Sep 23, 2010 (5:09 am)
Today, I noticed that the shuddering happens when the defogger is on.
Are you referring to the air conditioner or to the rear window heating element?
A check engine light with increased electrical load suggests a bad ground or corroded battery connections. Have you cleaned the battery terminals?
#5 of 7 Re: 2005 Subaru Outback Sudden Problem [05anne]
Oct 25, 2010 (6:40 am)
I have had a similar problem a few times! I have noticed that the check engine light doesn't go on for me, though. It also never happens when I'm driving with a tank that is fuller than half full. Did you ever get it figured out? Would love any help or advice if you got some info from your mechanic. Thanks!
#6 of 7 Re: 2005 Subaru Outback Sudden Problem [05anne]
Mar 04, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Just seeing this post now. I hope you got it fixed. I had this happen to me back in Spring 09 whenever I came to a stop. Finally, it got to the point where the engine will die at stops. Took the car to the dealer and they said the engine valves were dirty and my car was in the shop for four days. Fortunately, the problem has not returned. My car is in for its 90,000 mile checkup today. No problems found..
#7 of 7 Re: 2005 Subaru Outback Sudden Problem [05anne]
Mar 11, 2011 (1:49 pm)
Hi--just saw this. My husband had a similar problem with his 2001 OB Ltd with the same mileage. Turned out he had a failing fuel pump, a bad O2 sensor, and a fried temperature sensor. He took it in 3 times for diagnosis, including to a dealer. No-one could replicate the problem for months. We took it back to our trusted independent guy, he kept it for a week, and finally it acted up enough that he sorted out the issues. Lots of luck.