1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback

1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

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.

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.

Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.

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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Questions

HI:

I'm looking to help a friend swap out a bad 5-speed for a used one.

What year range donor cars can I pick from?

99 only? 96-99? 99- 06?

Thanks and let me know

I had the radiator replaced several times, recently new timing belt, new water pump and tune up. Headed out for Alaska and it over heated...Another new radiator and another overheating...Now I am told a new head gasket will take care of the problem. Could it be something more?

What's the standard charge for rebuilt and RR the transmission

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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Reviews

runs and drives like a dream. the only complaint i have is that the spark plugs are a royal PAIN to change. i guess the offset is that it takes me around 5 minutes to change the oil.

Excellent, reliable car. I will buy another Subaru when I'm ready to replace this one. Very few repairs required, but I get regularly recommended maintenance done on time.

very good car,you can play on snow with this car.My cars starter went bad on 70000 mils.

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