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Ticking Transmission in 2008 Outback?
Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:51 PM
I have a 2008 Outback, bought new. Since it was new the transmission makes a ticking noise, when in motion, which is especially noticeable when the noise reflects off something i.e. an underpass, wall, building, car, etc... I took it into the dealership soon after purchase and they printed on the invoice that they reproduced the noise and that it needed further diagnosis. So I took it back in last week, its in now. On Friday, the service guy said it needed to be approved by a manager for repair, and then today, the service guy all of a sudden says that it was a miscommunication and that the noise is normal.
Have any owners out there observed/experienced anything like this?
I previously owned a 1998 outback, so I realize that Subarus sometimes have particulars... like the ticking my 98 made when the engine was cold... any help is appreciated.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:35 PM
Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:09 AM
First Post, glad to be here.
I have a 2008 Outback, bought new. Since it was new the transmission makes a ticking noise,
Cut the blue wire, NO - the yellow one!!
Sorry couldn't resist.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:37 AM
the "ticking" in your old 98 outback was probably piston slap and, while annoying, isn't particularly harmful. but if this isn't piston slap, i wouldn't assume it's no big deal.
i'd ask to drive another one on the lot and see if it makes the noise. if not i'd want a reasonable answer and documentation.
how far from loosing the warranty are yoU?
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