Join Date: Feb 2010
Car: 2008 outback, 2.5I
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2008 Outback Dies when put into reverse.
Hello. I have a 2008 outback, the base model. it's been a good car, just over 50,000 miles on it. I have had a random problem over the past two months where when I start the car in the morning, even if I let it warm up for a long time, when I put it into reverse or right after I back out and put it into drive, it just dies. It always starts right back up for me and drives fine. I ran a can of sea foam and it got peppier but it didn't resolve this issue. About 15,000 miles ago I did a lot of maintenance (plugs, all fluids, air filter, etc) but it just started within the last 1000 miles or so. I have not changed the fuel filter as I don't think thats it and it's not time yet (depending on who you talk too of course)
I've checked all vacum lines, I have had no CEL's, and other than in the morning when it's cold, it never does it. Now it has been very cold here the last few months, but even after it's been running for 5 minutes or so and is warm, it still will do it.
Anyone have any idea whats going on here?