Tom B 2/22/2012
2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 4 Cyl 2.5L
Transmissions & Drivetrains
Signs of Transmission Failing?
i have an 05 subaru outback sport anf my check engine light seems to come on every time i accelerate heavily or for a long period of time. believe me i dont strain this car, but it complains like i do. the light will stay on for a certain amount of time (usually about 30 miles / 4-5 start ups) and then go out. this will happen about 4 times a month. also its automatic and the shifting is rough at times, but seems to settle down when the check engine light is on.
Spoon Sports 2/22/2012
Take a look underneath your car, if you see any wet spots or stains on the ground, then something is leaking. Any sort of leak is a sign that something not good is going on, but if the stain is red in color, then the leak is most likely coming from your transmission. If it is only a few drops, then you have some time before you should have it checked, it is not urgent right now, but it could become a major problem.