The contact was also informed that the radiator was defective. Take your time and you can save money plus have pride in your ride. What symptoms present themselves to you as you drive the car?? I am a newbie Outback owner, 2003 H6. I was able to slip myself under the car without raising it. Yes, I'm a smaller guy.
Fluids and so on have been regularly serviced at dealer. If anyone could clarify that I would appreciate it. Today I drove to work and checked the level again to make sure everything was correct. You also refer to having a clutch installed so another more likely scenario would be that whoever did the clutch job got a bit ham-fisted when removing and installing the halfshafts during the clutch job and damaged the seal inadvertently. I generally stick with name brand stuff rather than the el-cheapo generic stuff, but I would never say that stuff is bad either. The lower viscosity may help reduce pumping and other losses for the transmission. Step 3: Place drain pan under the transmission drain bolt.
Some changes may need to be done for other models. It seems to me there is a lot of story missing here. Thank for the response Gary. A major push in automotive lubricants is efficiency. It is also available in a case of twelve U. This means everyone driving a Suburu with over 50K maintains it as post above suggests and has diligent honest dealer maintance give me a break , or, site is being monitored.
Do you think I can trust that in terms of belt replacement since I have no idea when it was done last if at all? Today I drove to work and checked the level again to make sure everything was correct. Are you checking these yourself? The transmission was replaced twice, however the problem recurred. Also make sure you put the transmission through all of the gears before checking it. I guess that is why whenever I am ready to get rid of one of my cars, there is a waiting list of co-workers who want to buy my car. Subaru sells an additive to the cooling system to fix this. This low mileage car should have been maintained according to the Severe Service Maintenance Schedule, meaning that the differential oil and the transmission oil should have been changed twice already, with a 3rd change coming up very soon. Any symptoms involving a subtle whining sound before this happened? No noise other than smell.
It is certainly possible the car was not maintained at levels suggested in last post. What mileage was the belt replaced at? How to change the transmission fluid on a Subaru 5 speed manual transmission. I think you may be off in your reporting of issue. Was the vehicle driving fine, no noises, etc. Odds are the leak was due to an axle shaft seal which drips onto the exhaust. If anyone could clarify that I would appreciate it.
After I am finished with a car, it typically runs without incident for the next owner for many years, assuming that he also maintains the car well. After that I checked the level again and added as needed. Is this a forum for mechanics who are highly knowledgable and so can see where others went wrong and feel certain brands do not have defects?. It seemed fine so I went for a very short drive around the block. No noise other than smell. The damaged seal then leaked out the gear oil which in turn trashed the transmission and differential.
The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving at low speeds. If this had happened on the freeway it could have been catastrophic. Let me add something else here. For my car it did. When I did this I had been driving around all morning picking up items for the fluid swap so my drain bolt and oil was very hot.
Odds are the leak was due to an axle shaft seal which drips onto the exhaust. You may want to pull the road wheels to check the wear on the brake pads. Who services this car as to oil changes, etc. Good luck with the new car. Fluids and so on have been regularly serviced at dealer. Step 7: Fill the transmission. I will explain why later.
Not require but recommended: -Mechanix Gloves -Shop Towels Step 1: Pull the transmission dipstick out. The transmission was replaced twice, however the problem recurred. Step 2: Jack up car, place jack stands under the car. I bought the car with 265,000 yes miles on it, but in my research it sounds like the 6 cylinders don't have the head gasket problem of the 4C and they have a timing chain that is supposed to never be changed and lasts forever. Were they serviced in this manner? Just a reminder, before you add transmission fluid, make sure you check the level properly. I will explain why later. Vehicle must be level, warmed up, and running.
Look on the passenger's side of the engine compartment, down below the air cleaner element. The two items you list do not sound right failing either. Detergents and dispersants keep the transmission clean clean and control deposits. I appreciate your diiligence in car maintance and will certainly check records at service center as I hand over 5-6K for a transmission at 50K. You may need to raise the car to do this. Not require but recommended: -Mechanix Gloves -Shop Towels Step 1: Pull the transmission dipstick out. I would not buy another just because of the way the company has acted.