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May 1998 outback won't go in reverse

I live in WI. i was backing my car out of my driveway from a cold start. car was moving slow, ones i put car in it got stuck,I put the car back in park then drive,the gear engaged, driving down the road no more then 20 sec, heard a bam i stop pulled to side car move forword no reverse

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Time to have the vehicle towed to your local certified mechanic for diagnosis and repair.

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SOURCE: Outback 1997 was overheating. Temperature

sounds like heater problem.not enough flow down to waterpump.
solution cut heater hoses and add to t junctions and join bypass so water flows through heater and through bypass straight to waterpump.

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SOURCE: 2003 subaru outback engine vibration in gear

Did you recently replace the axles on the vehicle? This problem commonly occurs in Subarus when you replace the axles with non-OEM parts. The only fix seems to be to swap out the axles for OEM parts. Search the forums at for many stories of the same condition and some theories on why non-OEM axles cause the problem.

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SOURCE: trying to fix drivers power seat in 01 subaru outback ltd ??

I just finished 'repairing' this in my '00 Outback wagon, which moved forward inconsistently, 
and never completely lifted the front edge of the seat up.  We like to move it back when we get out. 
Up to now, we had learned we could move it forward by hitting it like a karate chop (not good) !  
   I removed the 4 bolts mounting the seat to the floor, tilted it back, popped the toggle switch handle off 
& removed the 2 screws holding the side cover.  (I discovered the switch WORKED now!)
   I then disconnected the switch harness & bent the plastic cover back far enough to unscrew the 
switch from the inside. I inspected & spray-cleaned the switch, & in re-installing discovered the switch front plastic lobe (or knob) that snaps into the handle was loosening 
& finally broke off!  It works just using the rear lobe without the handle on.  
   I left it hanging beside the seat for now until I order another switch.  But, also, the rear inner screw that 
mounts the switch stripped during attempted re-installation, which I will have to address.  
Bottom line:  it was a mechanical failure, not an electrical one!  I could re-install 
without the handle & it would work. Ugly.  
Other bottom line: this was my teacher-wife's commuter car, I am inheriting it this summer when 
our new 2010 Prius arrives! It has 190,000 miles on it !          magikmarty

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SOURCE: i have a subaru legacy outback, abs light comes on

one of your abs sensor is bad or the abs motor,go to local shop to diagnose which sensor,shop usually charge $ 60 to diagnose abs system,good luck, let me know ..

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: my shifter locks

There may be a malfunction in the shift interlock sys.
This sys. keeps the shift from being moved from park
unless the brake peddle is depressed. There are 5 fuse's, directly or indirectly related to the interlock system. Fuse #6 15amp in the fuse box under the hood on the left side. The next 4 are in the fuse box
behind the left side of the dash. Fuse #3 15amp/fuse
#18 15amp/fuse #16 20amp and fuse #4 15amp.
Check these first, before you move on to the brake
light switch, under the dash at the brake peddle.
And the shift lock solenoid, under the console left of
the shift lever. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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