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  1. General Discussions
    Hi All, I’m looking for recommendations on additional CVT cooling systems. I’ve got a 2010 Outback with 160K miles that has some off-road modifications (2” lift, BFG KO2 tires, skid plates, etc.). I’ve had to have the valve body and torque converter replaced in the last 10K miles. I just...
  2. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    My 2012 2.5i Premium CVT is at 122,700 miles. I've been performing oil changes every 5,000 miles with my last one at 120,000. At about 119k I checked my oil level and saw it was about a quart low. I topped it off and checked my coolant at the same time and didn't notice any discoloration or...
  3. Engine & Drivetrain
    Jiffy Lube accidentally put differential fluid into my sealed continuously variable transmission. I discovered that the next day when we were going down the freeway at 70 MPH and it locked up and we came to a screeching halt. Jiffy Lube wants to put a $2000 used transmission in the car...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi all, I have a subaru liberty 2010 2.5 auto (from my understanding the australian version of the legacy) at about 180,000km's. Upon driving a week ago for about 15 minutes through light traffic my at oil temp (flashing), VCD, and what looks like the hand brake light but with a line through...
  5. General Discussions
    Hello, I have a 2011 outback 2.5i with the cvt. The car has a horrible jolt when taking off from a stop. It feels like you’re dumping the clutch in a manual. One odd thing I noticed is that this doesn’t happen when using manual mode, Only in drive will the car do this. The car just had a torque...
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  7. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey all - new here, and want to get some collective thoughts on a problem I’m navigating: I have a ‘14 Outback 2.5 limited now 90k that has been shuddering while braking over the past 5-6 months. I figured it was the brakes (they definitely needed to be), got those replaced, but no improvement...
  8. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Hello All! As you can see, I am new to the forum. I am about to take delivery of a White 2021 Outback Touring XT and grown a bit concerned about the CVT. I have never owned a vehicle with a CVT but have heard and read the horror stories especially regarding the Jatco made versions. Because of...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey all, I am the proud new owner of a 2011 Outback Premium -the car has 110k miles on it and has been kept in really good shape. I bought it from a private seller for what I consider a really good price ($5300). She was always diligent with maintenance and provided me all records. I even...
  10. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    I just finished my first ever replacement of my timing belt and water pump on my 2011 Outback and am proud to say the timing is correct and my DIY job didn’t result in my engine destroying itself! When I was removing the fans for the timing belt job I also had to disconnect the two CVT fluid...
  11. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    I've been having a lot of issues with the XT that feel like the engine stumbling from a failing fuel pump under moderate sustained load, but it goes away when I put the transmission in manual mode. I don't even know where to begin with this. Is it normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Is...
  12. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello everyone. I have spent a ton of time trying to figure this out. Watched videos and read articles, bought the service manual... Also I'm not an auto technician, but i am in the mechanical field and have always maintained/repaired my own vehicles. I was trying to drain and replace the CVT...
  13. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I bought a 2020 Outback Onyx XT a couple of weeks ago and notice that the acceleration on the highway doesn't feel completely smooth, almost like a cylinder is misfiring but much more subtle. The car accelerates fine but I can feel this sensation in the pedal and am wondering if anyone else...
  14. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Anyone pump out the fluid from a TR690 (the CVT on the 3.6R or WRX) to do a complete flush? I'm thinking the transmission cooler at the front is a good spot at the same time not a fan if air becomes trapped in there forever (thinking unlikely). I wish the service manual would label which one is...
  15. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    I need to ideally flush and fill my transmission fluid, at the very least do a d&f 2 times..where can I find solid, tried and tested instructions? I’ve found some videos online but the instructions vary and I don’t want to pick the wrong one. going to a mechanic is not an option rn and I can’t...
  16. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Our 2012 CVT went out this past March. Inside 10 years but over 100k miles so it did not get the extended warranty replacement. I offered to cut my losses and trade in the busted rig for a new one off the lot and the dealership refused. As those who have been through this before know they also...
  17. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Sad but true: 40K miles of “just regular driving” and we’re getting CVT slippage from every stop; bad vibration and hopping if starting up a hill. Anybody experiencing the same?
  18. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Thinking about tracking my 2015 2.5 It's in the driveway, it's predictable, it's paid for... Anyone done it? Anyone have prep ideas based on the experience? Things to consider? CVT fun and games?
  19. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    2010 4 cylinder 251k miles. Subaru replaced the cvt valve body a few years ago. I was pulling a trailer today, and on the return trip from where I was going, the at temp light started flashing. There was no noticeable difference in performance. At that point I pulled over to let the transmission...
  20. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Good day all. First post, please be gentle. I have searched. But I haven't found my specific issue, so I figured I'd ask. 2012 Outback with 2.5 and CVT. 217,000km. I've owned it for 5 years and have taken good care of it. And very recently changed tires to 225/70/16 Cooper Discoverers. If that...
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