should there be a piece that fits in the square cut out on the inside of the lift back a little ways above the locking mechanism
I found your question so curious that I went out to look at my 2010 Outback. I discovered a small square with a plastic insert and have no idea what it's function is. I can only guess that it's some sort of access panel. What do you see in your car? The square area is about 2 -3 inches square, correct? You could check with the dealer? Did you purchase the car new? On another subject, is your car burning excessive oil?
It would be helpful to add a photo.
I have one on my 2001 Subaru Outback and it is an access panel for your locking system I had to take mine out and clean it and this made it very easy
not sure if it is the same as your outback
Thanks, that's exactly what I thought it was.
We bought the car used an it is missing the piece that covers the access hole. As far as burning oil goes, the salesman said, and I quote "these cars do not burn oil, but they use oil, so check the oil each time you fill up with gas". Not sure what the difference is between burning & using oil, but he felt that there was a major distinction.
Mine also smells like burning oil I replaced the cam shaft seals and the timing belt and valve cover gasgets but it still smell like burning oil I also change the oil pressure switch and that seems to help a little My car has 270000 miles on it and am not sure if the head gaskets have benn replaced before i got it
I would like to meet that guy Mark Helpful he answers a lot of questions on here
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