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how effective are traction and stability controls in snow conditions? How do they do in all wheel drive.
I need help changing the windshield wiper blades on my 2000 Subaru Outback
Do I need a smog certificate to sell my 2001 used car in Massachusetts?
what is the difference between 2wd 4wd and awd. what would be the best for snowy/icy condition and a great family car as well?
I continue to have what appears to be a transmission fluid leak. I
We have a three year old, a 15 month old, and another on the way. We need to buy a car that will fit three car seats. We are opposed to mini-vans and are interested in safety and fuel efficiency. Do you know which cars would accommodate three seats, while allowing tall parents to sit comfortably up front? Our current car, an 07 Outback does NOT do this, nor ...
Our requirements for a car include: excellent gas mileage, excellent reliability, AWD, a good safety record, and good storage because we travel with a small sound system. Our present car, the 2000 Outback wagon, has served most of these purposes well (we would prefer better gas mileage) but we have owned Subarus for the last 20 years and are tired of them. ...
I have a power window stuck in the down position on the driver side. It has been sort of temperamental for a few months and this morning when I put it down it stayed. Any advice? Patty Davis
What would be a good used vehicle to purchase if I want 4-wheel capability, the best gas mileage possible and a smooth ride. I live in the foothills, drive about 60 miles a day and have a bad back. I cannot have a rough riding vehicle. Comfort is so very important to me.
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My name is Kathleen, I owned and operated a Auto Detailing Business in San Francisco for 22 years.
I now moved back to Buffalo NY and Sell Subaru*s at West Herr Subaru.
Not sure if you have us on your recomondations.
I also own a 85 Alfa Spider. I love cars and like to see a ...
I have a whistling noise from my driver side window when I go over 40 mph. I have tried rolling it up and down but it still always makes noise. I tested the seal in the top area of my window and it was sealed. I have heard that Subaru outbacks are known for needing the outside mirrors adjusted. I believe it is that but I wanted to know if you had any other ...
Hi, I have a 97 Subaru Outback with an electrical issue that seems to be stemming from a keyless entry system I don't use. The Brake lights will not go out, I am forced to disconnect the battery every time I drive. Have had trouble with the keyless entry before, lights would blink after a loss of battery power. Figured out that there was a reset button on ...
My 2007 Subaru Outback is due for a 30,000 mile service package suggested by the dealership from which I bought it. The cost is over $450, and I am unsure about whether this is necessary, or if there are cheaper options to keeping the car in good health?
Do you know why,when I am on the highway my steering wheel starts to shake when my speed gets up to 70?
And also when I am on the highway & getting off my exit I step on the brakes & the whole front end shakes, however it does not do it all the time, do you know what could be wrong?
I have a 2010 Subaru Outback. I have reached 30k miles. The dealer who offers $19.95 oil changes has been great up until this point. I am now being ask to do large services with hefty price tags. They say it is because the vehicle is AWD. I did not have any service done and to date have only had oil changes and tire rotations. How much really needs to be ...
I am looking for a new vehicle. Below are those that I am considering. I drive 20K miles/year, commute 60 mi/day round trip and live in WI so deal w/ ice and snow. Can you give me any feedback on these models, what I should know, how to compare, etc? I will be selling or trading my 2006 Hyundai Sonata w/ 117K miles.
here's what I am looking at: (in no ...
Hi. Our OB has 84K miles on it. Today found out it needs 2 head gaskets, a timing belt, and the water pump is leaking fluid. Ballpark estimate is $2,500. Also, last week backed into a tree and got a $2,000 estimate for those repairs.
My friend swears that it would be ridiculous to pour that money into it at this point, saying this is the tip of the ...
My check engine light was on for some time. My mechanic was monitoring it until finally said that my catalytic converter needed to be replaced to pass inspection. I just picked up the car and it seems to be noisier than before the replacement. The noise is coming from underneath the car near the driver seat. Will this noise go away after some driving or ...
Was wondering if this vehicle is prone to transmission problems. My transmission seems to be slipping.
I have a bit of a problem with my 2000 Subabru Outback. It first off has 189,600 miles on it and have had it for only ten months. I have two different problems with it currently.
1. My steering wheel vibrates pretty bad when I am going around 60 mph or faster. This happened out of no where when I was driving on a long trip. I did ...
My Subaru makes a whistling noise. It goes away when I engage the clutch. Sound is there whether I am driving or sitting idle.
On my 2011 Subaru Outback, despite regular rotations, balancing, alignments and nitrogen, I had a vibration problem that the dealer diagnosed as badly cupped and unevenly worn tires -after only 30K miles. He recommended replacing the OEM tires with better tires, and, if that didn't help, that he could install (under warranty) a "Drivability Kit". He ...
Our 2001 Subaru Outback: can a faulty water pump cause the cabin heating system to run irregularly? There is little rhyme or reason to when it is blows warm air versus cool air. We smell gasoline odor within the cabin on extremely cold days. The odor is so strong, I will open the windows in sub zero temperatures. Apparently, while the engine is still ...
The dealer is charging a very a high amount for the 60,000 mile service of my Subaru Outback. I know someone outside the dealership that works on Subarus on the side. If I have him do the 60,000 service will I void the warranty? Right now I have the extended warranty to 100,000 miles. And I did plan on going back to the dealer for future service or should I ...
My check engine light is on and the cruise light is blinking. My heat shield was taken off a few months ago because part of it came off and they said i did not need it. Is this the problem?
I just had my Subaru Outback's oil changed at 32,000. They recommended at 30,000 the front and/or rear differential fluid should be changed. I believe that it true and I asked them to do it. They said they could not find a rear differential. Then they said they couldn't find the plug for the front differential. Is the dealer trying to get business at ...
My 2000 Subaru Outback drifts drastically to the right at any speed and also has a severe wobble or shake on the rear passenger side. How do I fix the problem?
Where is the fuel filter located on the 2011 Subaru Outback and is it replaceable?
Patty - my daughter who lives in Los Angeles is considering the purchase of a new Subaru Outback. She says she prefers the feel of the 4 cylinder engine versus the 3.6 6 cylinder. I noticed the 4 cyl comes with the CVT transmission while the 6 cyl has a 5 speed automatic. She has two children, 4 and 7 years old. She drives all over the area going to ...
I changed my timing belt at 105,000miles. Now I'm hearing a belt squeak coming from the front of the engine. Could it be possible I need a timing belt, or what else might it be? FYI the Subaru Outback now has 185,000 miles.
Is it absolutely necessary to replace the fuel filter on the 2011 Subaru Outback?
My 2002 Subaru Outback has power to the stereo you see in the dash (it shows the radio station and other information), but there is no sound coming from the system. I've tried turning it up much higher, but still no sound comes from any speaker. I've checked a fuse in the footwell area of the drivers side and it is fine. What can I check next?
My 2011 Subaru Outback has 65,000 miles on it. the dealership is telling me that I need to get the transmission fluid changed, cost $250. do I really need to get it changed, and is this a reasonable cost?
Hello, I just had a 60,000 mile service on my 2011 Subaru Outback. The cost not including the timing belt was higher than I thought it should be. I hand front and rear differentials serviced, break fluid flush, head light bulb replacement, spark plugs replaced, air filter (not cabin filter), throttle/body service and gear oil. The labor was $446.95 not ...
Sometimes car will stall,when you stop.
Hello! and thank you for helping me find a logical answer.
I just bought a Subaru Outback 2.5 premium. A very nice car that fits me well. No, not speedy but strong and stable with a lot of room. However, when I got her, looking at the back of the car and while referencing the bumper, the left was lower than the right. Kind of like lob-sided. I told ...
My wife often idles our 2014 Outback (boxer engine) on our mildly uphill driveway for up to an hour sometimes when the baby has fallen asleep in the car seat. With the oil pan at that angle do I need to be concerned that the oil pump has access to enough oil with the car in that position.
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