Rear engine oil leaks may occur because Subaru used a plastic oil baffle plate that failed. This issue is often misdiagnosed as a crankshaft rear oil seal leak or an oil pan gasket leak. Subaru released an updated design of the baffle plate made from aluminum that stops the oil leak.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Subaru Impreza Outback
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems
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