The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Subaru Impreza
1998 Subaru Impreza
1998 Subaru Impreza Problems
Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.
The leak may develop from the oil pump seal. Our technicians prefer to use thread locker when replacing the seal to prevent the bolts from becoming loose again.
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.
1998 Subaru Impreza Questions and Answers
We just took our '98 impreza wagon in for a look over and tune-up and found out that 3 of the 4 struts are bad. I'm getting a $1400 total cost (incl. the realign). Is this rea...
when driving along in low gears accelaration is fine but once changed in to higher gear car seems to judder and power cuts off untill i stop accelarating and than start accelarating again,the loss ...
It happen today. The car worked fine until I got home. The gear lever goes into all the gears except park
I have put gas in the car three times since I bought it. The more gas I put in, the stronger the smell. However, the car only has the gas smell for a few hours after fueling. Any other time driv...