Question about 2005 Subaru Outback
Get your ignition switch tested it might have a bad connection for the accessory position and its shorted to on
Posted on Jul 05, 2017
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I recommend getting replacement parts at your local dealer. To remove the rotors you will need. A lift or jack (with jack stands)to get the tire off the ground. A 19mm Socket/tire iron to get the lug nuts off. A 14mm wrench to remove the caliper. And a 17mm wrench to remove the caliper cradle. A hammer may be needed to remove the rotor. The rotor itself, if factory has 2 spots where a 10mm bolt could be screwed in to press the rotor off. A hammer is easier and usually more readily available. If you are replacing pads as well, you will need a large pair of channel lock pliers to compress the pistons in the caliper.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
In 2005 Subaru moved the fuel filters to the fuel tank for both 4-cyl and 6-cyl cars. What is confusing is the statement in the owner's manual about replacement intervals; the statement actually only applies to 4-cyl cars. Even though the filter is mounted in the tank, this is still a replaceable element on 4-cyl, but not on 6-cyl. The 6-cyl filter element is part of the entire fuel pump assembly (a $300 assembly) and is not sold separately. Therefore the 6-cyl filter is intended to be a "lifetime" part, which really means it gets replaced when the fuel pump fails and the entire pump assembly is replaced.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Testimonial: "Excellent and timely advice. He cleared up a confusing question I had and got conflicting information from the vehicle owner's manual."
get in behind headlight under hood and look for a central plug or screw for the headlight to remove to get to the bulb you will have to unplug the wiring to pull it out and a spring clip youll have to press in towards the centre of the globe to remove it
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
This is not your average timing belt replacement due to being a double overhead cam that is also an interferance fit.First remove cooling fans.2-Loosen drive belts and remove.3-Remove crank pully.4-Remove timing covers.You will see 4 cam sprockets.Theses sprockets contain single and double referance marks.You will be using the double referance marks.Rotate engine until the double referance marks are facing each other.This is to be done the same way that the American autos timing Chain systems are done but you will have 2 small double lines to line up not dots.The next step is the most important step and is of utmost imortance.THE CAMSHAFT HAVE TO BE LOCKED IN PLACE--FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN BENT VALVES.The cam sprocket holders can be bought or rented.You can make your own as well by making 2 wedges with bolt through the middle.Slip in between sprockets and tighten enough to hold sprockets.Do not use excessive torque while tightening wedges sprockets are not made of steel but rather a composite material.Next you will have to remove the tenioner.The tensioner has to be retracted and pin istalled to hold in retracted position.The tension device has to be retracted with care or will be damaged.You can not exceed 50 pounds pressure on the plunger.The simplest method is to reract while still in vehicle, it takes 15 minutes to properly retract the plunger.By pulling up on the tensioner by hand with about 18 pounds of force --50 will be exerted at the plunger.When fully retracted insert pin to hold in reracted position.Next check to make sure that cam wedges are holding and no sprocket are trying to move,when satisfied remove one of the rollers at the bottom on the side where you left hand would be standing in front.Pull off belt.Replacement belt will have referance marksone line will go to crank sprocket face up others will line up with other sprocket marks.Reinstall roller followed by tensioner then pull pin you have holding tenioner retracted.Remove wedges.Reinstall covers fans belts.Do not be intimitaded by this replacement.Everything is very easy to get to.Be sure cams are locked and that damage is not done to tensioner and it is straight forward.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 10, 2016 | 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca
Nov 13, 2015 | Subaru Cars & Trucks
Feb 17, 2015 | 2000 Subaru Outback
May 09, 2014 | 2005 Subaru Forester
Jan 05, 2012 | 2005 Subaru Outback
Sep 29, 2011 | 2005 Subaru Outback
Jan 04, 2011 | 2005 Subaru Outback
Jul 28, 2009 | 1997 Subaru Outback
120 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: