My 2008 Subaru Outback (automatic) sounds like it is over-working. It sounds like a manual does when you need to shift to a higher gear. Also, my fuel economy seems way down. Thoughts?

Asked by Dec 28, 2014 at 06:40 PM about the 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

No matter what speed I am going, it sounds like it is a gear too low. It doesn't have a high
rpm, but it just sounds like it's working too hard.

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You didn't say how many miles are on your car, but, it may be the transmission. If you do need a transmission, and continue driving it will eventually ruin the engine since it's working too hard. Take it to a garage and get it checked out.

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