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  1. Air bleed valve spec 04 base outback

    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...
  2. Seized cv axle 😤

    Member Mishaps
    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...
  3. EZ30R bouncing idle?

    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...
  4. Thinking of lifting my 07 need some info

    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...
  5. Oil leak near exhaust manifold

    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...
  6. 2011 outback 2.5 knocking

    Problems & 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...
  7. cooling fans

    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...
  8. Lost oil

    Problems & 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...
  9. 2004 Subaru outback with the 2.5L engine electrical issues

    Electrical & Electronics
    After rebuilding the engine in my 2004 Subaru Outback wagon I must've missed a wire or something. It'll start but won't drive. It is in time. It gets fuel and spark. So the problem has to be electrical. You can start it and rev it as long as you hold the key, otherwise it will die. Please help...
  10. Parking lights staying on (Even with the switch)

    Problems & Maintenance
    Today I realized my parking lights were on after getting out of the car. I’ve gone through my car dying from the steering column switch, so I immediately suspected this, however the lights stay on in both positions. I currently have it so the red bar is not visible and the P is, like online...
  11. Outback 2004 H6 3.0 Anniversary Idle issue

    Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Noticed that when its very cold -10c and below my car struggles to idle. Lights inside flicker, headlights flicker, ventilation, climate controls, cluster. Whole car basically flickers RPMs aswell they drop to zero sometimes while driving too when breaking. Cleaned IACV and checked my battery...
  12. Axle back and forth shaft play

    Problems & Maintenance
    So I have been throwing parts at my car trying to fix a small repetitive clunking noise over smaller bumps until I finally discovered it was my CV axle. My previous drivers side CV axle was giving me back and forth play so I went to a subaru dealership to get a subaru remanufactured axle. After...
  13. 97 Outback running great til parked, then wont even crank over

    Problems & Maintenance
    Car was driving great until we stopped at home really quick to grab something and then tried to hop back in and start it but wouldn't crank. I hear clicking noise on the passenger side of engine bay when I turn the key. No idea what it is. Just swapped the starter out. Please let me know if...
  14. 05 Legacy Wagon, 2.5gt, Lemon??

    Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello, I am new to this style of forums, but I am determined that others are the best way to resolve my problems with my new Subaru. Here is the backstory: Bought a 2005 Subaru legacy Limited 2.5gt wagon Tuesday, 11/12/19, I test drove it, felt smooth, fast, very clean car no lights or issues...
  15. Help Me Fix My 06 OB

    Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello all, I am a newcomer to the forums but I am here to ask for help. So I have multiple codes being thrown on my 06 OB 2.5i Base. Please read the whole post. ANY AND ALL HELP APPRECIATED Recent problems but fixed, abs speed sensors were chewed up by bearing, the alternator was outputting...


    This is my sons car he bought from family member. It's not running quite right, has vaccum leak, somewhere, runs smooth in N but rough in D, #2 cylinder has an issue, and the gas cap code i need to figure out. and a pic of me, and a sensor diagram...if anyone can help with my issues on this car i wo