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  1. Towing
    Hey all. I will be towing a 5x8" trailer on my 2005 Subaru Outback. I'll be headed from Gunnison, Colorado to Wapakoneta, Ohio. Looking for all and any helpful suggestions when it comes to making this trip. I just put new struts, bushings, and brakes on as well. I have seen multiple posts...
  2. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have an 04 with the 5MT in it. When i floor it into high rpms it starts making a squeeling noise, i assume timing belt? The reason i think this is because it also randomly jumps when going up hills in low rpms, feels like the engine just stops making power completely for a split second...
  3. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I recently just bought my first car in the summer of 2020. It’s a 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i premium. I bought it for just under 8K with 129k miles. Just a month into owning it, I was rear ended from a Toyota Tacoma as I just got off the freeway and was waiting a red light, I was struck from...
  4. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hi all! I have a 2016 Impreza that was damaged on the roof. I'm needing a new roof rack for it but I need to be able to remove the roof rack myself because often buying it online, they don't send the proper bolts and brackets. There is a 2014 crosstrek in the area that's parting out, would the...
  5. General Discussions
    I've been searching endlessly around the web for an aftermarket exhaust for my outback. No matter how hard I search, it just seems to be that no one makes any. I stumbled across one exhaust however and it may not be a direct fit but I think I can make it work. Wondering if I'm crazy or if it may...
  6. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I’ve got a 2003 red outback. Want to put a little money into making it look nice. I’ve been doing a bit of looking around with LED strips, new steering wheel etc. just wondering what others have done and what they would recommend?
  7. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Hi everyone, new here, just needed some guidance. Considering this wheel/tire combo: BBS XR 17x7.5 - 45mm Offset Toyo Open Country AT3 235 / 65 / 17 - 108H Will this set-up fit my Outback without rubbing the fenders or inside wheel well? Or do I need to install a lift kit to make it fit...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi, i have a 2010 subaru outback premium 2.5 cvt and it got a smack in the front left. ive repaired all the bodywork and replaced the battery and have lots of codes. the codes are p0123, p0328, p0198, p0108 and p0118. i am wondering if they all share a common ground from the ecu. however, the...
  9. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi all and thanks in advance for any advice you can spare. Also apologies for asking a question I know many have asked before, but the more I read the more confused I get so I figured I'd just ask. I recently picked up a used 2006 Outback XT with the Turbo, higher mileage but super clean for a...
  10. Head Gasket Issues
    I have an '05, 2.5 (non turbo) that's overheating. Replaced the radiator cap and thermostat, bled the system but still getting a little bubbling in the radiator funnel no matter what I do, and still overheating when I try to drive it. Tried a block tester to check for combustion gasses in the...
  11. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hi Everyone! I've recently just bought a 2002 Gen 2 EJ25 Outback as my first car and its got a few problems (nothing crazy) and Im just going through the basics of what to do with a new second-hand car. I've ordered a new power steering pump as the current one has a terrible whine and provides...
  12. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I am new to Subaru ownership and love the 2011 Outback 3.6R that i bought a few weeks ago. There is a slight rattle in the front right wheel area when i go over small bumps. I think i need to replace the sway bar links. I'm looking for suggestions on if i should just buy the part from a place...
  13. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I was touge racing with my friend and when I stopped my air bleed valve exploded. I’m having trouble getting a new one because no one has it or knows the spec on it. I’d have to buy a new radiator from the nearest dealership just to get a new valve/plug. I was wondering if anyone could figure...
  14. Gen 1: 1995-1999
    My cv axle is seized into my hub assembly at this point I’ve given up trying to remove it and am just trying to find a new steering knuckle as I’m rebuilding my entire suspension anyways. As it so happens tho it is almost impossible to find a steering knuckle for my 1999 legacy outback anywhere...
  15. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Now let me start with I'm not the most knowledgeable or experienced when it comes to mechanical issues on cars. I love cars but I'm new to the whole scene. Now then my 05 Outback Sedan with an EZ30R has a bouncing idle. It's only bouncing about 100-200rpm but it's noticeable. I recently had a...
  16. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hey I am new around here and I was thinking of lifting my 07' outback for more clearance yada yada, but to get to the point, what year of Forester struts will fit on the 07'. If anybody knows definitely let me know, I know I'll have to get subframe spacers so that much I'm aware of. Thanks for...
  17. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Greetings! I've got an 09 outback with 142k bought it about a week ago, and just noticed an oil leak just behind the manifold, somewhat. Wasn't quite sure what it could be. I've had some tell me it's the camshaft seal, but I'm not too sure. Apologies for the image quality. Haven't gotten to put...
  18. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Help!! my 2011 outback with 156,000 miles has a knocking/pinging noise that comes and goes. It has been back for a while, I have been running premium gas in it for a while now. It has helped it go away some, though it still comes and goes. Some days it’s there, some days it’s not. I use Lucas...
  19. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have another issue with this outback. So only one of my cooling fans comes on which is the passenger side. the other one doesn't come on at all. now I don't have an overheating problem, and just put in a new coolant temp sensor, I have also switched the fans to see if it was just the fan but...
  20. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I was test driving a 05 outback 2.5i with a 5 speed and i was driving along lost all oil pressure. Was driving easy heard a pop from the engine bay oil light came on and lost all but probably a quart of oil. Any ideas on things to check off? According to the owner the timeing belt and...
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