2010 outback intermittent issue

Asked by Aug 11, 2017 at 11:52 AM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, we have a 2010 outback, 160k miles,
transmission went out at 152 and was
rebuilt. Drove several thousing miles, no
problems. Out of nowhere, on a very
irregular basis, we have an issue when we
hear a squeak/squeeze and the car
hesitates. No warning lights come on.
Took it to a car repair. Could not duplicate
it (of course) and said he could find no
problems in the computer history. Any
ideas?????

7 Answers

7,560

Not enough info: please describe more thoroughly.

Hey s.g.b., there really isn't much more to tell. MOST of the time this seconds-long hesitation accompanied by a sweek/squeel is 10 to 30 miles after starting driving for the day. But sometimes it's 80 miles down the road. It totally stopped for a month after it was not driven for a week. It will do it with or without cruse control on. We think it doesn't do it when we r coasting. We will try to get a video of it.....

We also believe the tach spikes when it happens.

7,560

Again, does the MOTOR hesitate, or the CVT?

Sorry, I really don't know how to tell the difference.

7,560

After seeing that you had a CVT "rebuilt", I'm leaning toward there being an issue therein, as these trannies are NOT generally rebuildable. I'd take it up with the rebuilder or whoever installed it for you. A used CVT is a safer (and cheaper) bet. On the other hand maybe you have something simple like a binding DOJ in one of the half-shafts. Check the cheap stuff first.

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Ok, thanks for your expertise!

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