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mspencer
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2000 Legacy Outback No Spark?

I was driving about 60mph and all the sudden my 2000 legacy outback died. As I coasted down the hill it felt like it tried to compression start a couple of times (it's an automatic). I shifted it ...

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outback01wsu
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01 Outback Legacy H6 Randomly Turning Off In Traffic On Hot Days With Ac On...

I had the cam sensor replaced last summer, battery, ac filter, and fuel filter replaced. I live in Phoenix where temps are around 110.

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michaeldirect4040
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Hi I Have A Subaru Outback 2006 Model. 3lt 6 Cylinder. It Shows Check Engin...

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eriberto
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I Swapped A 2.5 Jappenese Engine For A 2.0 Timing Perfect But Cant Get It R...

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Quickwitinva
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2000 Subaru Outback Timing Chain (or Belt?)

I Have a 2000 subaru outback I bought with 98k miles. It's now at 114k, and I was under the impression that it's critical to change the timing chain/water pump before 120k miles. Is this a timing be...

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About the Subaru Outback

Subaru has always innovated. It was the first automaker to put all-wheel drive in its entire vehicle lineup. In 1995, it seemed to be the first automaker to offer what we now call a crossover SUV. The Subaru Outback debuted in 1995 as a Legacy trim and came as a wagon only.  With demand for SUV height, rough-road travel, and sportiness rising amid a growing stigma attached to station wagons, Subaru introduced the Outback as a way to help reinvigorate Legacy sales.  

The original Outback was basically a Legacy, with a 2.5-liter, 165-hp H4 engine, but with standard all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance, fog lights, ABS brakes, and tires and suspension tuned for off-roading. In 2000, the Outback became its own model and added a sedan to the lineup. It quickly surpassed the Legacy in sales, both for its all-wheel drive performance in tough outdoor weather and road conditions up north, and its overall quiet, smooth, and comfortable ride.

In 2001, the Subaru Outback featured the comeback of a six-cylinder engine. Using the same Boxer flat engine, the 3.0-liter engine originally hit 212-hp and was offered in the L.L. Bean and VDC editions of the Outback. The VDC edition also featured variable torque distribution in its all-wheel drive, automatically adjusting wheel torque according to the road conditions.  

Today, the Outback remains a top seller for Subaru, and has added many refinements and interior conveniences over the years, including heated leather seats, six airbags, a 60/40 split fold rear seat that folds flat, and automatic climate control. Trim offerings today include the 2.5i (now hitting 175-hp), the turbo 2.5XT at 250-hp, and the 3.0R (also 250-hp), still only available in the L.L. Bean and VDC models. It continues to get praise for its quiet and smooth performance, the powerful turbo engine, and the all-wheel drive. Backseat legroom is cramped for a five-person wagon.