Outback front struts leaking after 12k miles

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by H.W. Stockman, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. OK, I haven't been too gentle with this car, and perhaps 10% of my driving
    has been on gravel roads. But I've tried not to push it too far, and it has
    bottomed-out no more than 5-10 times. I think I took my '82 Omni on rougher
    roads.

    So I was a bit surprised today to see "wet" spots on both front struts,
    after 12300 miles.

    I don't see camplaints about leaking struts on 2003 Legacy Outback wagons,
    so I assume I must be doing something really wrong.

    What?
     
    H.W. Stockman, Oct 28, 2005
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    johninKY Guest

    Seems odd to me also. I don't think the few miles you have driven on
    gravel roads caused this condition. I onder if something other than the
    struts is causing the "wet spots."
     
    johninKY, Oct 29, 2005
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    bigjim Guest

    I had a front strut go on my 04 OBW too. Replaced under extended
    warranty. I was very disappointed. One would think the suspension on
    the outback was heavy duty. I wonder what else they skimped on.
     
    bigjim, Oct 29, 2005
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  4. And after all, it is called an "Outback."

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, Oct 29, 2005
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    Freedom55 Guest

    It ain't invincible!

    Ron

    --
    And it really doesn't matter if
    I'm wrong I'm right
    Where I belong I'm right
    Where I belong.

    Lennon & McCartney
     
    Freedom55, Nov 1, 2005
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  6. OK, is there any obvious option for putting in heavy-duty struts? I see
    only options for _lowering_ the vehicle, which I surely don't want to do.
     
    H.W. Stockman, Nov 4, 2005
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