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Old 12-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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Towing a 2009 Subaru Outback

Can I tow a 2009 Subaru Outback, all wheel drive, automatic transmission, with 4 wheels on the ground? If not recommended, do I need a transmission pump installed? Help!!!! Tom
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

I have moved your post to this forum where it will get more relevant views.

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Not according to Remco. Must be on a trailer.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site..

Hello, I am 99% the answer is no.

I just purchased a 2009 Forester with a manual transmission. From everything I investigated it looks like a automatic can not be pulled four down no matter the modification.

Are you totally against the manual transmission?
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I have an '04 Subaru Forester AWD with 5 speed manual. I can flat tow mine. When I was looking for a Subaru I found that ANY automatic transmission Subaru can't be flat towed or towed on a dolly. The only answer with your AT Outback is a trailer.
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I recently went thru a search to find out about towing a Subaru 4 down. I finally found a website for Foresters and it answered my question as well as pointing me to the Subaru main site. The official word from Subaru is you can tow a manual transmission 4 down but not the automatic. The only way to tow the auto is on a trailer, NOT on a dolly. All the wheels must be off the ground or very expensive damage will occur. Good luck and safe travels!
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I forgot to pass on the following info which should help for future inquiries.
The forum for Outbacks is at Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums.
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