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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback

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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

Brakes -- Verified

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually
wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the
problem.

Engine -- Verified

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.

1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Questions and Answers

teriberi, 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Virginia Beach, VA

Just had new struts put on my car, now the ABS light is on. what could that mean?

Visitor, 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Blandburg, PA

The car will not turn over, but, the lights, radio and power windows still work. The fan will even run. I replaced the rear o2 sensor. no help.

Visitor, 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Northridge, CA

90,000 miles. Does the timing belt need to be replaced or checked?

Visitor, 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Santa Cruz, CA

A mechanic put some kind of seal it...Silver goop into our brand new radiator because car keeps heating up even though we just replaced the thermostate and coolant sensor. Water pump seems to be wo...

mburns, 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL

My 97'Outback makes funny noises when turning hard at slow speeds.Mostly when pulling in and out of parking spaces.I recently replaced the inner tie rod,but the noise is still there.It feels ...

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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Reviews

I own a 1997 emerald Subaru Outback with 207,000+ miles. Four years ago, It needed a valve job for $2,300. Now, it needs a ring job. I very much like this car. It has served me well. I will probably have to sell it because the ring job is $4,000, the value of the car.
And then I'll buy another 97' or newer. Am I being realistic? Thanks. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I use my Subie for work and I have never felt as safe in any other car. Granted, I have had to sink some money into her to keep her running but it was absolutely worth it!

WE CAN CONFIRM THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER AUTOS WE HAVE EVER OWNED IN THE 50 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN DRIVING
WE WOULD BUY ANOTHER ONE

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