2001 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Subaru Outback
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2001 Subaru Outback ProblemsCooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.
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.
2001 Subaru Outback Questionshow long does it take to tear down and rebuild the engine? I was told my oil was low and that's why there was a noise I heard from the engine. (1 answer)
I was told the engine has to be replaced, it looks like it spun a rod bearing
My Outback overheats after driving for a few minutes. I have changed the thermostat and radiator cap and it still does it. It can idle for an hour, and not overheat, but drive it for 5 or 6 miles and it jumps to hot!
Oil and filter
Sea Foam in 2 tanks of fuel
2001 Subaru Outback RecallsRecall 04V128000
The transmission park mechanism located inside the automatic transmission may not hold when the selector is in the "park" position. The vehicle could move/roll without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly to correct this concern.