2012 Subaru Outback 2.5L Non Turbo

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Asked by Feb 22, 2014 at 05:07 AM about the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently took my car in for 25,000 maintenance which consisted of and oil change, tire rotation and a 36 point inspection at the Subaru Dealership in Fort Walton, FL. When I got the car back I noticed a slight squeak turn the crank cycle and a little longer than normal start time. I'm not the everyday driver of the vehicle but the husband told to go take the car in for maintenance. My wife jumped in the car for the first time the next day and said what happened to my car, (It's hard to start and squeaked) was her response. I have since check reviews of this dealership and if I can help it will never ever step foot in the place again. So to give you some back round on me (The hubby) I have changed three timing belts and one on a VW TDI engine using the vag-com tool, brakes, spark plugs, wheel bearings for starters but I decided at the age of 40 no more and I would purchase reliable cars. I didn't take in account of dealing with incompetent Subaru Techs (I will not give them the privileged of being called mechanics). So any thoughts on what could have been done in 1hr to a 25,000 mile old vehicle that has had all it's service a Subaru that would cause a squeak and the car to go chugggg ahh chuggg vaa rooom .

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I'd take it back and tell them what you told us and give them a chance to rectify the situation. They might have left something unplugged or loose when they did the inspection. If your adament about not taking it back there, have another mechanic look it over. I assume you did this, but I will ask, did you open the hood while the wife was cranking the engine to pinpoint the squeak, or if something doesn't look or sound right? What is the battery voltage?

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It is possible that the 18 year old "lube and tire guy" disconnected the battery to do the oil change. If he did you may experience minor drivability problems for the first few days. Lube and tire techs at dealerships are usually kids fresh out of the gate from auto mechanics school. They're taught "step 1, disconnect negative battery cable." For every blessed thing that needs to be done on a vehicle. They don't know any better so that's what they do. That'd be my first guess. If it doesn't straighten out in a few days I'd take it back. HTH. -Jim

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Thanks for all the advise. The battery specs were within tolerances during a cold start so I took the car back to that dealership. It ended up being the recoiling of the starter solenoid. I have an appointment this Friday to pull it so they can figure out why it is squeaking. If it turns out to be true this will be the last post. If it is something else than for others to reference I will add. Thanks again to everyone for guidance and ideas!

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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