Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals on Subaru Impreza

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 178,579 (115,000–267,895)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
11 people reported this problem
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I had a oil leak that went on for awhile I'm a mother of three and cant affored to spend a lot of money...But the time came and sure enough it was leaking oil from both spots as well the Camshaft and the Crankshaft seals... I also did have my timing belt done then also because I new it would only be a matter of time before that went as well...
lots of oil leaking front of engine around rack and pinion !
Front passanger side leaks oil