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  1. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hi, I noticed a small puddle accumulating beneath my 2018 Outback 2.5i today. I traced the fluid (which had the exact appearance, viscosity, and taste of clean water) to an open hose dangling behind the front right-side wheel well in the vehicle's undercarriage. The leak was pretty profuse -...
  2. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    2011 outback 3.6r here with 287k km on the odo (178k miles). There seems to be some kind of leak near my steering column and I'm not sure where it come from. Pictures taken from the driver side. Steering fluid never been changed and it's right at the low indicator. Anyone have an idea ? Thanks
  3. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello all, I've been trying to work with both* my local Subaru dealership and trusted family mechanic to solve the leaking issue in my coolant overflow tank for the last 3-4 months. Some history: While coming back from a 2 hour road trip sometime in November of 2021, I noticed that my A/C...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey everyone, I own a 2000 Subaru Outback Limited with about 192k miles. Just recently, there has been white smoke coming from under the hood. Specifically from the header or manifold on the driver side. From what we’ve read, we suspect it’s a valve cover gasket issue. We still aren’t sure...
  5. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi all, I just bought a 2014 Outback as my 2003 Baja has finally been relegated to hauling trash :(. Problem is, I have a leak under the dash on passenger side. I have done all of the following: -checked AC compressor drain hose (it was bone dry, which is odd) -checked sunroof drain -pulled...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi all, I just bought a great 2014 outback as my 2003 baja has been finally relegated to hauling trash :(. Problem is my Outback has a wet passenger side floorboard. I’ve followed the instructions to do all of the following: -cleared AC compressor drain line (it was actually bone dry) -cleared...
  7. Member Mishaps
    2022 Wilderness Owners Beware... doors are not properly sealed and leak into your floor boards. Vapor Barriers are separated from the doors and need to be secured. Subaru knows of this problem and has sent out a bulletin to dealers. However they have not sent memo's to owners. They are going to...
  8. General Discussions
    Hey guys! I have a 2003 Subaru Outback LLBean edition. Today when I was changing my o2 sensor on the driver's side I noticed what looked like to be an oil leak. I'm not even sure what you would call the part where the oil was dripping out of but I thought you guys can help and give me some...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    my power steering in my 2007 Subaru Legacy Outback leaks all fluid immediately after i pour it in. what could this mean? i recently had a minor accident that caused me to have to replace the inner tie rod o9n the driver side but that appeared to be the only damage. Does anyone have any idea...
  10. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    2010 Outback - 2.5i limited - 4th Vin letter B So I finished the timing belt change, changing almost everything including the water pump and thermostat. I added the conditioner and the coolant, started it up this morning, and let it run waiting for the fans to click on it. It idled at around...
  11. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I noticed a pretty substantial drop in my power steering fluid reservoir the other day and topped it off before going on a few hour drive. I had filled the reservoir at dead cold to the Max Cold line and by the time I got home the reservoir was at the Min Cold line (This was while the engine was...
  12. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    GM all. Need some help figuring out what is the problem I did the service for differential about a month ago so not sure if that is related but just saw the leak from the diff. It is apparently from the top in the middle where the diff connected to the frame. I am attaching pictures they are not...
  13. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have just bought what seemed like a nicely maintained 2003 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean edition H6-3.0 only to discover it’s leaving massive stains on my garage floor due to an unidentified leak. I’m extremely unknowledgable when it comes to cars so all I can tell so far is that the fluid in...
  14. General Discussions
    Our tailgate area of our 2012 Outback was getting water in it. I think this has been going on for years, but it wasn't very noticeable because here in SLC we only get snow in the winter (very little rain in summer, etc). I kept thinking the musty smell was just from leftover water on our boots...
  15. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Power steering pumps leaking from seals seems to be pretty common. I recently developed a very bad leak on my 2006 2.5 OB Limited. Doing some research, it seemed that many people have had the pump leak from the top elbow hose connection. My pump is leaking on the driver’s side face. This is...
  16. Head Gasket Issues
    Hello friends. Bear with me on this if you have a minute. I need some advice. I wanted to pick some brains regarding a strange string of events going on with my 07. I bought it used a few months ago, one owner with a decent service history and 106k miles. It has been a gem so far, and I had...
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