2002 Subaru Outback Transmission Service

What Does Your Subaru Outback Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Outback’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2002 Subaru Outback transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Subaru Outback transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Outback’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 2002 Outbacks

According to Subaru, your Outback’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your Outback differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Subaru-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 2002 Outback up to Subaru-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Outback’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Subaru Outback Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Subaru Outback transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Outback's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2002 Subaru Outback Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Subaru Outback? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Outback is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Outback's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Subaru Outback transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Subaru, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Subaru Outback’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Outback today.