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2003 subaru outback engine vibration in gear

After drivivg and come to a stop the engine vibrates. their is no missfire, in park or neutral the idle is good. when at a stop the vibration is bad but if you put it in neutral or park then back into drive the vibration is not as bad

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    my 99 does same thing

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    1997 paseo vibrates when put into drive

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    1997 paseo vibrates when put into drive

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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 subaruoutback.org for many stories of the same condition and some theories on why non-OEM axles cause the problem.

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