2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 2005

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (25%)

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Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

79200 mi

US $60
Replaced torn CV boot, front passenger side inner. 
84000 mi

US $20
Leaking seal between transmission and axle shaft 
45000 mi Squeaky clutch pedal. still there after repair, but somewhat intermittent. no functional problem 
109000 mi

US $350
Axle CV boot cracked. Needed to be dismantled, cleaned, repacked with grease and a new rubber boot fitted. 
125860 mi

C $150
replaced inner front right cv boot. 
110000 mi

US $1200
A couple bearings and input shaft needed replacing after day at the track. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

164000 mi

US $435
Both inner CV boots in the front were torn. Shop replaced both front axles with remanufactured axles. 
126000 mi

US $800
Cracked inner boots on front axles. Replaced axles and did a 4 wheel alignment. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

104200 mi

US $550
Passenger side, inner CV boot failed. 
128000 mi

US $500
Replaced front, passenger outer CV boot 
47000 mi

US $215
Faulty/erratic Rear diff temp sensor. Part+labor $215 
84000 mi

US $180
R. DIFF sensor flickering. Replaced again. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 227hp 2.0L H4 5-speed manual AWD

56000 mi

US $220
right front cv axle tore and needed replacing 
50000 mi

US $80
Replaced front driver side axle. Boot was cut and slinging grease. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

12400 mi Safety switch behind clutch pedal was making squeaky noise. Replaced under warranty. 
144000 mi

US $350
Front CV boot failed, requiring axle replacement 
156300 mi

US $525
Clutch master cylinder failed requiring replacement. Replaced slave cylinder and hoses as a precautionary measure. 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

72000 mi

US $170
2005 Impreza 4EAT with the dreaded drivetrain binding on low speed turns. In this case the problem was resolved with a complete transmission flush and the addition of Ford Friction Modifier. To date, no binding; transmission seems reborn. 
153000 mi

US $300
Car has sharp turning noise at parking. Torque binding is a common problem with Subaru 4eat Automatic transmissions if not regularly drained and filled. Drained and filled transmission twice (2 x $68). 
119000 mi

US $140
Replaced CV axle 

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2005 Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Transmission Problems

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