1990 Subaru Loyale Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Subaru Loyale
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1990 Subaru Loyale ProblemsEngine Oil Leaks
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.
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.
1990 Subaru Loyale QuestionsStarts maybe twice, suggestions on why that is? (2 answers)
I've replaced the starter, alternator, radiator, fuel pump and filter and still only starts once maybe twice. I can't turn it off unless I'm home because it won't start again.
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.