06 tribeca - SB9T.com
SB9T.com

Go Back   SB9T.com > Tribeca Owners' Lounge > New Member Introductions

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Dodik
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2017, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 12
Default 06 tribeca

Hi everyone

I'm about to purchase an 06 TriBeCa with 119000 love the car checked out great any thing I should be concerned with
Markv14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-12-2017, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,310
Default

A few head gasket issues with that vintage. Especially be leary if buying from a dealer. But definitely give it a good work out and watch the temp. Should be 3 small bars right in the middle of temp range. Most other problems are minor.
tdelker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 11:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 12
Default

Thank you, picked it up yesterday drives great. The only issue is a high pitched squeak in the front that sounds like a bird chirping. Anyone have any ideas?
Markv14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Dodik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 495
Default

idler pulley, probably most common source of that sound
Darmapow likes this.
__________________
09 Subaru Tribeca -- slow and ....um fat, definitely fat.
Dodik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2017, 04:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 12
Default

Thanks for the quick reply, I should have mentioned that I only hear it when I hit a bump. It sounds it's coming from the front driver side
Markv14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 06:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Dodik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 495
Default

check your sway bar bushings, although they make more of a thump sound, they also don't last too long on these cars.
__________________
09 Subaru Tribeca -- slow and ....um fat, definitely fat.
Dodik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,310
Default

Thumb over bumps when going slow (< 40) is almost certainly sway bar bushing. Wildly common (I would say all Tribecas get this).

Just replace the idler and tensioner bearing as well as the serp belt. You'll never thank me, but you also won't curse yourself while you stand on the side of the road knowing you should have done it.
tdelker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2017, 09:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Visionary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 32
Smile Welcome and some Front suspension tips

There are several good threads on the site about the front swaybar bushings and other front suspension issues, experiences, and Q&A. This is my favorite thread that I found the most helpful: Polyurethane bushing replacements for front stabilizer (sway bar)?

As a newbie Jan-2017 owner with shot bushings and under 75k on the odometer, it looks to me like the main Achilles' heel" on this vehicle - EVERYONE is going to have to deal with this. So I've been working to figure out how to maximize effort and minimize the pains & costs of dealing with the issues over and over. Four conclusions I've drawn that I suggest keeping in mind:
  1. Doesn't matter too much what the bushings look like on-vehicle, because unless they get horrendous they will "look fine" or "ok".
  2. Swaybar bushing wear is (I suspect) contributing to accelerated wear of other bushings and front suspension items.
  3. The dealer mechanics don't know how to diagnose the issues, and typically recommend replacing the control arm bushings (for $1000 USD, +/-, with alignment included)... which may or may not help noticeably, but is very unlikely to resolve the on-road issues.
  4. The FIRST thing to do is to replace the swaybar bushings - and if it hasn't been done, the swaybar end links are a good idea. Those are relatively inexpensive, can be done yourself with just two ramps, and are the baseline to see whether you actually do have any other issues going on. But when you do those, if the car has been aligned to compensate for the suspension wear, you may need an alignment. Keep an eye on your handling and your tire tread (for signs of scuffing/scrubbing) during the first few hundred miles.
__________________
Former Sr OEM Eng'r, M.E./W.E., certified Lubrication Specialist.
2010 'Beca, 73k bought Jan 2017: aero cross rails, AMSOIL ASL 5W-30 & Ea15K20 nanofiber oil filter, 3.6R emblem...

Last edited by Visionary; 06-22-2017 at 02:39 PM. Reason: Clarify pricing statement
Visionary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2017, 10:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 601
Default

Subarus in general have had issues with the front control arm bushings not aging well so this is not much of a surprise in the Tribeca as the same problems exists in the Legacy, Outback, Forester, and Impreza models. Some people decide to live with it, some decide they can't live with it. I have yet to see an impressive fix for this, either stock replacements of ultra hard NVH inducing race parts.
FLsubies is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect