Broken rear suspension 02 outback

Asked by Mar 26, 2017 at 06:09 AM about the 2002 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Right rear suspension suddenly dropped

6 Answers

73,065

One of the rear struts springs must have broken. Would need to replace the rear struts.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
21,185

If you are replacing the back struts, you might as well do the entire car... More stability and, the percentages of the front failing at this point in time is pretty certain... There's nothing like knowing you did this BEFORE another failure.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
74,525

I would inspect for rust in case your problems stem from corrosion.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
21,185

F_O_R,. EXCELLENT idea. Besides, the car is 15 years old... C'mon, it's not bad for struts... They don't last forever..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Local repair shop would not do just rear struts said front units will probably no last much longer. recommended replacing all 4 struts, quoted price $2,800. I bought this vehicle 5 months ago for $2,750 Guess it's going to the junk yard.

74,525

Shop around, $2,800 for struts is really high.

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 509 nationwide Outback listings starting at $3,000.

Postal Code:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    7,720
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,470
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
52 Great Deals out of 958 listings starting at $2,495
Used Subaru Impreza
48 Great Deals out of 879 listings starting at $2,490
Used Subaru Legacy
27 Great Deals out of 443 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
53 Great Deals out of 2,658 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
59 Great Deals out of 2,869 listings starting at $2,999
Used Toyota Highlander
18 Great Deals out of 592 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
5 Great Deals out of 410 listings starting at $5,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
29 Great Deals out of 791 listings starting at $5,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
96 Great Deals out of 2,701 listings starting at $1,871
Used Honda Accord
69 Great Deals out of 1,098 listings starting at $748
Used Honda Pilot
19 Great Deals out of 837 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Camry
43 Great Deals out of 1,573 listings starting at $2,400
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
8 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $6,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
9 listings starting at $34,915
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $28,915
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
20 listings starting at $24,497
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $19,550
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 47 listings starting at $14,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.