2000 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Subaru Outback

2000 Subaru Outback Problems

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.

Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.

The leak may develop from the oil pump seal. Our technicians prefer to use thread locker when replacing the seal to prevent the bolts from becoming loose again.

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2000 Subaru Outback Questions

I asked the repair place to check the brakes and that they were pulsating. They said that it was the inner tie rods and not the brakes and that I could drive it awhile and bring it in when I had my next oil change. I drove about 1000 miles, felt uncomfortable, and took it in. The inner tie rod...

I am having the same exact problem with my '00 Outback. However I do not hear any backfiring.... it just feels like it is losing power when accelerating at lower speeds. Lurking, hesitation, weakness in being able to get up and go. Yes, the Check Engine light is also sputtering on and off. Ho...

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2000 Subaru Outback Recalls

THIS RECALL APPLIES TO CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISL...

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2000 Subaru Outback Reviews

I also had to replace the head gaskets at around 120,000 miles. I have also had the check engine light on and off with regard to the CC like the guy from Dingmans Ferry, PA. My dealer told me it might be a sensor or it might be the CC. They told me if you replace the sensor and it turns out to be the CC you will the need to replace the CC and the sensor again because a bad CC will take out the...

HAD ENGINE HEAD GASKET TROUBLE , FOUND OUT THAT THE 2.5 ENGINES THAT YEAR HAD ALOT OF TROUBLE WITH THEM. CALLED AND E MAILED THE HEAD QUATERS IN NEW JERSEY, THEY WERE OF NO ASSISTANCE TO ME. i HAD TO PAY FOR IT OUT OF MY POCKET. nOW i HAVE ALOT OF TROUBLE WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT,. i REPLACES THE 2 SENSERS FRONT AND BACK OF THE c.c. .lIGHT STAYED OFF FOR A WHILE BUT RETURNED. rEPLACED TH...

We have had all Subaru outback S.W. since way back and love them.Two of them a 1998 and a 2000 both have 300,000 plus miles on and not really any problems.Still driving them today.Right now though the 2000 check engine light is on,replaced a few sensors,but code still says po303 and po304 new plugs wires,still keeping it hopefully will find out whats wrong.

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