2097 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Subaru Outback. 249 of these members
(11.9%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 360 transmission repairs to Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Mechanic advised me that steering rack had a leak some time ago, but also said that I could get by with keeping the steering fluid topped off. During my most recent visit, he reminded me that the rack needed replacement.
Water pump, timing belt, valve cover gaskets, both front halfshafts, halfshaft seals, .
Transmission seals leaking into transfer case, diluting transfer case grease, transfer case seals leaking diluted grease onto exhaust, bad burning grease smell. Transmission was also slipping a little. Inspected transmission while out, did complete rebuil
replaced both front cv joints (total axle assemblies)