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1990 Subaru Loyale

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1990 Subaru Loyale Problems

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gasket and camshaft & crankshaft seals. Replacement of leaking seals and gaskets is recommended.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 1, 1996

Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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Drive Train, July 5, 1991

Summary: UNDER CERTAIN LOAD CONDITIONS, THE PARK GEAR MAY NOT DISENGAGE IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE TRANSMISSION LEVER IS MOVED FROM PARK TO REVERSE.

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Drive Train, June 6, 1991

Summary: TRANSMISSION SHIFT LINKAGE MAY BE INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED AND WOULD NOT BE ENGAGED IN A FULL PARK POSITION WHEN PLACED IN PARK.

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Drive Train, June 24, 1994

Summary: WHEN THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN CONTINUOUSLY UNDER EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES (-22 DEGREES F.) AND HIGH HUMIDITY WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE TRANSMISSION BREATHING (AIR) VENT CAN BE BLOCKED DUE TO MOISTURE FREEZING AT THE OIL LEVEL GAUGE. IF THIS OCCURS, PRESSURE INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION CASE WILL INCREASE AND PUSH OUT THE REAR OIL SEAL, CAUSING TRANSMISSION OIL LEAKAGE. THE LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN BURN THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE TRANSMISSION, CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION TO SEIZE AND THE VEHICLE TO COME TO A SUDDEN STOP.

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1990 Subaru Loyale Questions and Answers

quibix, 1990 Subaru Loyale, Orlando, FL

Everything's fine 'til the engine warms up, then there's a plume of vapor from the tailpipe. It's definitely steam, as it smells of glycol & dissipates right away. However...

auntb, 1990 Subaru Loyale, Lost Creek, WV

makes a cracking noise in right front wheel. then it quit only will drive in 4wheel drive the drive in 2 wheel drive will not turn

auntb, 1990 Subaru Loyale, Lost Creek, WV

is one axle longer than the other causing it to not turn

carolyn629, 1990 Subaru Loyale, Port Orchard, WA

...to the insert the 2 bolts...I have tried everything you could think of for the past 10 hrs. the bottem one is in but the top is a hair line amiss..what do you suggest?

saragirl_g, 1990 Subaru Loyale, Whitefish, MT

when i go up hills it wants to cut out and it sort of learches forward. as long as i down shift and get a good head start, i will make it up the hill. but once im in first i cant do enymore then pu...

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1990 Subaru Loyale Reviews

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 is fouling? o2 cencer? a foul plug? i just dont know

308k and still running

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