Question about 2001 Subaru Legacy
I have a 2000 subura legacy/outback. When i put it in reverse it makes a loud clunk noise. Sometimes it does not make the noise initially, but as i am reversing it does it.
Another problem i am having is when i am at a light etc. the car will vibrate. It vibrates in drive, and park put when i put it in Neutral is goes away. As it is vibrating, if i turn the steering wheel some it stops and wants to lunge forward. Then it will start vibrating again.
Thanks in advance for any advice
This sounds like one or more of your motor/powerplant mounts is broken. Here is an easy test:
Have someone sit in the driver's sear with engine running and trans. in Park.
You stand in front with the hood open. Have them shift from Park to Reverse, and then Drive and back to Reverse and Park, taking time to stay in each gear and give some throttle while holding the brake pedal tight. This will rock or move the engine a certain amount as they shift through the gears and apply power lightly. It will move alot more violently with broken mounts.
If you have a clunking noise on Reverse shifts, you should be able reproduce this with the hood up and pinpoint the noise and/or sight the faulty motor mount with a friend's help. Good luck, I hope this puts you on the right track to fixing this annoying noise.
Sincerely, Tater Todd
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
I understand this is a 5 year old post, but this solution may help others in the future. To address the vibration problem at a light (in D with brakes applied) I would like to suggest that your timing belt may have skipped a tooth at some point. I just discovered this when changing out a failed Left camshaft oil seal on my 01 Outback 2.5. Once I got the timing belt cover off, I aligned the crankshaft marks and the right side was dead on, but the left side was one tooth off. I changed out all the seals, and replaced the timing belt, aligned the camshafts up with the crankshaft properly and the idle has smoothed out completely.
Posted on Feb 14, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 26, 2015 | 2000 Subaru Outback
Sep 07, 2013 | 2005 Subaru Legacy
Aug 20, 2012 | 1997 Subaru Legacy
Jul 31, 2012 | 2007 Honda Accord Sedan
Jan 15, 2012 | 1997 Subaru Legacy
Feb 24, 2010 | 1998 Ford Taurus
Dec 27, 2009 | 1993 Ford Tempo
Sep 08, 2009 | 2000 Subaru Impreza
May 28, 2009 | 1997 Subaru Legacy
Apr 23, 2009 | 1986 Dodge Ramcharger
2,852 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: