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1991 Subaru Loyale Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Subaru Loyale

1991 Subaru Loyale Problems

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

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.

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1991 Subaru Loyale Questions

I was quoted 700.00 for repairing an oil leak behind the timing plate. Is that near right?

I was driving one evening, and the car just stop running in the middle of gassing. I pushed the car to the side of the road and tried to start it. The car is cranking but will not cut on. I had a friend hook jumper cable to the car and tried to start it, no dice. I checked all the fuses and none ...

I just need to get instructions on replacing these belts - such as which belt goes where ( it takes 2 v belts), should 1 be placed 1st? They are extremely close together - how do I loosen tension, etc. I do these repairs myself out of necessity, not because I get a kick out of it! Any help would ...

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1991 Subaru Loyale Recalls

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 INCREAS...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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