Question about 2000 Subaru Outback
Our 2000 Subaru Outback with 5-speed manual transmission went in for 150,000 mi check & dealer service found gear teeth & rust in transmission box. Dealer is talking about rebuilding part of transmission for about $3700. Would it be better to buy whole rebuilt transmission assembly to put in - or get one from a junk yard?
I would want to see that for myself, or get a second opinion. That really sounds suspicious since they claimed there was rust in a box that was mostly filled with oil. And I can't see any logic in paying a lot of money to fix a transmission that is working. Why don't you take it to another shop and ask them to change the transmission oil, and to save the old oil for you to look at. It would be even better to change the oil yourself. Don't tell the dealer what you are doing. The best thing would be to just pick up your car, as is. If it is a scam, they could put some stuff in the transmission if you give them time to do it. In fact, they may have already done that. I can't say it's a scam, but it sounds like it could be if you haven't done anything that would have broken off teeth in the transmission. And if teeth are broken off you should be able to hear it while accelerating at low speed in each gear.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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