2001 Subaru Outback. Checked transmission fluid, not low.
Question: I have a 2001 Subaru Outback with roughly 113,00 miles on it. I haven't had problems with the motor or transmission since i bought it.
Last night my boyfriend and my grandfather changed the oil, air filter and the spark plugs in my car. After they were finished they went to pull the car off of the ramps and it wont move now. it will go into all gears, but when it does it doesn't feel like it clicked into gear. I can push the gas pedal to the floor and it starts and revs the way it should, but wont move anywhere, what could be causing this?
Answer: If you can rev up the engine but the vehicle wont move, then this is a transmission problem. Does not make sense that any of the work done on your Subaru would cause this. Unless they knocked the shift cable off the trans and even though the shifter moves, it is not changing gears inside the transmission. That may explain why it does not seem like it clicked into gear, as you said. Follow the shifter cable down to the transmission and see if it is still attached. Make sure the fluid does not smell or look burned.
Subaru Legacy Fuel Gauge Not Working
Question: I have a 1995 Subaru Legacy right hand drive station wagon AWD. My fuel gauge will not work. I recently had to pull the instrument cluster out to replace the lights inside of it, but ever since I do so, my fuel gauge has stopped working. the fuel gauge was working fine before I took apart the instrument cluster. Any advice?
Answer: You may have damaged the electrical connector for the fuel gauge. You are going to have to remove the instrument cluster and check for a loose, damage or disconnected connector.