2002 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Subaru Outback
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2002 Subaru Outback Problems
Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.
The leak may develop from the oil pump seal. Our technicians prefer to use thread locker when replacing the seal to prevent the bolts from becoming loose again.
2002 Subaru Outback Questions
set the marks on both cams and crank and nothing it will crank but does not run i have set it a few times and nothing, any ideas or tricks to it
This problem presented itself as soon as I drove it from the dealer (as a new car) but it was intermittent so the dealer would not repair it claiming that the problem did not really exist. Recently the switch stopped working completely and I have a window stuck down and therefore cannot drive th...
None of the window switches work to turn windows up and down. I replaced the driver door window switch motor, but it didn't help. Ive had this problem on and off for years, but lately the windows-none of them will work at all. Yes, I know there is a window lock button on the door switch an...
2002 Subaru Outback Recalls
The transmission park mechanism located inside the automatic transmission may not hold when the selector is in the "park" position. The vehicle could move/roll without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly to correct this concern.
2002 Subaru Outback Reviews
Recent problem; about two weeks now. Hear a noise while accelerating which disappears when the foot is off the gas pedal. Increses with increasing speed. Hear this noise again as the car is coming to a stop. The shop that changed oil and serviced AC says this is because of bad bearing in front differential and the transmission has to come off to replace this bearing and has referred me to a tra...
I have a subaru outback 2002 w/190000 miles I am mechanic (small engines ) I do good maintenace and service every 3000 miles. on driver side when I remove the spark plug I founded oil around the spark plug boot wire. ( when has 95000 miles) now leak oil from both head/valves cover the question is only gaskets or major problem?
I have a 2002 Subaru Outback Wagon. I had both head gaskets replaced at 54,527 miles at Subaru dealer. I now have 98,000 miles and took my car to dealer because of the same issue. Dealer now says that I need to have them replaced again. This seems to be odd, as I was told by dealer that if the head gasket job was done correctly that it would be good for 100,000 or more miles. The dealer first t...