this forums is amazing! I have received already so much help and now while replacing my breaks I had another issue come up:
Suddenly both "Break" and "AT Temp" warning lights flash. Occasionally they stop and disappear but randomly re-appear and then continue to flash.
I asked the ADAC to read the sensors and it provided the error P0971 (AT Oil Solenoid Valve HIGH) I asked the local Subaru workshop but they could only delete the error (P0971) and told me the repair (replacing the entire solonoid body) would be at least 3.000 EUR plus the fluid.
After reading through many threads and posts and downloading the factory manual ... i distilled some questions I would love to get off my chest.
Car: Subaru Outback 2015 2.5i Premium with this engine according to my VIN OUTBACK 2.5L H4 DOHC 16V (I love that car)
Bought in Germany, but it was build / registered first in Subaru SIA , USA.
Personal: Money is tight, just rolled back my startup for A.I. Driven Drones and hence finances are in a squeeze. One week ago got the incredible information that we are getting another baby (YEEHA), family holiday is booked and planned in one week and it is a 2.000 km trip to the mountains (booked 4 month ago) and I need that car for it and can not cancel ...
The car drives and sounds fine and shifts fine. But occasionally the warning lights flick on and stay on, even at a completely cooled down engine (after 1. start in the morning i.e.)
So to the daring questions:
1. Would I likely damage the transmission if I drive 2.000 km with this warning on? Is there a chance of a locking CVT or permanent costly death damage?
2. Is there a way to measure resistance for the valves or check for broken cables / loose connectors without draining the AT oil? (so that I know at least what the issue is?)
3. I read the @Brucey
threads with delight and am confident that I can repair this. (I am a hardware developer but have only few car experience). How do you find out what the exact part numbers are for the model you own ? I would love to just buy the valves and replace them individually.
4. Well if the answer is yes, what do I need to replace? I assume solonoid valve (if I find the right ones), o rings and the seal for the body casing? In germany I could not find anything... hence I would order from Alibaba or USA. But I would need to be 100% sure about the part numbers. Any chance to find that out without taking it apart? --> The plan is of course to replace just the valves not the entire valve body.
5. What Software / Plug / X? Do I need to do the relearning and clearing of the errors and the system diagnostics? If I am going down this rabbit hole, I am going to need this.
Here in germany there is a lot of malicious market with this kind of tools and software and usually they ask for subscriptions. That can not be right?
Thank you very much in advance for any help. tip, source provided. you guys rock and make my love for the car and the subaru & specifically the outback community even stronger!