1990 Subaru Loyale Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Subaru Loyale
- Intermittent starting. Had starter checked ok. Had alt. checked ok.
- What could cause the check engine light to come on during cold weather start?
- driverside timing belt wont turn as well as the rotor what now?
- when i go up hills, it seems the car wants to stop running.
- I am changing the front brake pads & having a problem lining up the caliper...
1990 Subaru Loyale Problems
Premature timing belt failure is not uncommon. The recommended service interval is 60K, but belt failures before that mileage have been noted. This 1.8L engine is considered "free-wheeling", therefore the chances of valve damage if the timing belt fails is minimal.
A hydraulic lifter type noise may be noted, often worse at idle. This can be caused by air being drawn past the oil pump seal allowing aerated oil to reach the valve lifters. Replacing the oil pump seals generally will correct this issue.
1990 Subaru Loyale Questions
also replaced ignition switch(not the key tumbler but the other side) installed new battery. Volt meter only reads about 10V. when it doesnt start it acts like a start solenoid problem. Any ideas?
Have to keep foot on the gas pedal for several minutes to keep it running until the check engine light goes off.
it just died on the road. no spark. i can replace the timing belts but not sure if something major broke on the engine
1990 Subaru Loyale Recalls
1990 Subaru Loyale Reviews
308k and still running
my subaru has lasted me the last four years. i love driving it and it handles fairly well in the snow. but in the last two years i have noticed when i go up hills it seems that the car wants to die and break down under the preasure. if i down shift up the hill it seems to help as long as the RPMs r high enought. but if im in first gear i cant do enything but rev the car up the hill. what part i...