Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gasket and camshaft & crankshaft seals. Replacement of leaking seals and gaskets is recommended.
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1993 Subaru Loyale
1993 Subaru Loyale Problems
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.
1993 Subaru Loyale Recalls (Recent)
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.Learn more »
1993 Subaru Loyale Questions and Answers
car feels as if in 4 wheel drive all the time. the steering wheel shakes , pulls to right , squeak from right side .. heard a loud bang on right side, one day when backing out of parking space...
I recently replaced the bearings, front brake rotors, master cylinder, calipers, brackets (including new pins and bushings) and pads. I bench-bled the master cylinder and bled the system following...
For some reason when I push the 4WD button on shifter, it doesn't engage the 4WD. Any suggestions as to what he culprit could be?
Frequent/extreme engine pinging during acceleration; recent cross-country trip suggests rich fuel/air mixture because the pinging went away at higher altitudes (pinging gone above 6000 feet). Shou...