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My 2002 Subaru Outback Is Running Hot ...i Took It Out On The Highway With ...

Started to run hot on highway with heat off...I put the heat on high but no heat, just cool air...I shut the car off and waited a few minutes then started back up and I had heat....What could it be?...

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Should There Be A Piece That Fits In The Square Cut Out On The Inside Of Th...

21 views with 8 answers (last answer 7 hours ago)

2001 Subaru Outback Running Hot

I can't seem to be getting all different answers ....My 2002 Subaru starting running hot when I was on the highway...This was with heat off!!!! I the put heat on high hoping the needle would come ...

24 views with 4 answers (last answer 9 hours ago)

How Do I Remove And Replace The Interior Trim Of Subaru Outback 2015

Mine has metal and I want wood. They want $800 to do the change out. Can I do it myself and take a mini vacation instead? How do I do it?

34 views with 2 answers (last answer 12 hours ago)

Why Are My Running Lights And Tail Lights Staying On All Of A Sudden.

so yesterday my cars running front small side lights and the rear small side light (running lights) i think. so i can remove the fuse and it directly affects those two lights but why would they be s...

22 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)

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.