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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback

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1998 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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Questions and Answers

smilinsteve, 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Denver, CO

When I start my car, the engine rarely turns over on the first try. It doesn't click or anything. The second try usually turns it over and it starts fine. Is this a sign of the starter go...

andrewscar2, 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, North Brookfield, MA

i need to know if a 1995 2.2 engine from a legacy will be able to be put into my 1998 outback legacy that has a 2.5

Visitor, 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Two Rivers, WI

Timing belt broke. Tore up pully and left side cover. Internal engine damage not determined. When it broke I was able to coast a mile to a stop. Starter still runs.

seajfun, 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, North Fort Myers, FL

My 1998 subaru is leaking pwr steering sm amout fluid & boot is cracked open. Can I continue to drive it another 10,000 without repairing it. The mechanic stated that evenutally the "Rac...

Visitor, 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Ojai, CA

only 1 bad strut on passenger side in front. can i replace just 1 strut? We shook all 4 corners of car and only one strut was bad. Also same strt looks leaky. I dont have much money. can I have jus...

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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Reviews

This car is a good, solid car. It easily handles virtually any road condition, the brakes are excellent, and has good gas mileage. It also can carry a large load for a car. The cupholders are flimsy, and the sparkplugs are hard to reach; but this is a car that I recommend to anyone looking for a good, non-expensive car.

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