Shakes or Wobbles problem
2000 Subaru Outback 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 116000 miles
Maybe it was just coincidental, but I had the timing belt replaced several months ago, and since then, when the car is idling in drive or reverse, it runs rough in varying degrees. At it's worst, it feels like it is running on 3 cyl. If you just give it a little gas, it seems to smooth out. If you increase the load on the engine by turning the steering wheel or turning on the AC, it gets worse. Its fine in neutral and park.
Have had it to three Sub. Mechanics and so far have paid for: Recheck on belt and timing; new idlers and tensioner on timing belt; adjustment on 14 of 16 valves; new head gasket and resurfacing on head; new
spark plug wires and plugs; new water pump; new catalytic converter. Total bill now a little over $3000. The last mechanic compared all the signals he could on the scope with another Subaru, and couldn't find any anomaly. Engine mounts appear OK.
I believe the car is starting to vibrate now while driving. Especially while the engine is under load, such as when accelerating.
have the same problem?
Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 9:17 PM