2001 Subaru Legacy Q&A
2001 Subaru Legacy Question: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT - timing belt and CV half shaft axle replacement
2001 Subaru Legacy GT auto transmission 118,000 miles 4 door sedan AWD 2.5 flat 4 cylinder (boxer engine) rear spoiler 87 gasoline grade regular engine oil I just got back from the Subaru dealership in Scottsdale Arizona after a free multi-point inspection. Below are the issues with it. Front driver side CV boots are leaking grease. Replace front driver side half shaft instead of replacing only CV boots. Transmission mounts are broken. Replace. Timing belt should be replaced since it has passed 105,000 miles according to Subaru scheduled maintenance guide. Rear differential mounts are damaged. Replace. Rack and pinion are leaking. Replace. Money is tight for me and as for most of us. What is/are the essential repairs or replacement I should be doing for it? I don't drive recklessly or drive in severe conditions. Maximum mileage per month would be about 200 miles, mostly highway. Sometimes in stop and go traffic. I was thinking the timing belt and CV axle half shaft as top priority to replace. Please let me know your thoughts. Many thanks! - subarulegacygt
I would suggest the timing belt based on potential damage that could occur by not doing it. The CV boots - I would want to really assess if they are torn severely, or if the clamps are just loose causing grease to seep out. Based on your limited miles driving, and the fact you would plan to replace the entire axle shaft anyway - there's little risk involved leaving the axle alone for now. Transmission mounts, rear diff mounts - all broken like, not attached at all? Or are we talking weak? Do you notice a lunch or knock on acceleration or deceleration? Steering gear (rack and pinion) - Just wet verses leaking profusely? If it's not a huge leak, you can hold off. Sometimes it's really hard to decide on something when you have incomplete information. - DaveJHM
2001 Subaru Legacy GT auto transmission 118,000 miles 4 door sedan AWD 2.5 flat 4 cylinder (boxer engine) rear spoiler 87 gasoline grade regular engine oil I just got back from the Subaru dealersh...