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

Subaru Impreza Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 192,631 mi (140,000 mi - 267,895 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 170,000 mi

    lots of oil leaking front of engine around rack and pinion !

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  • April may, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 140,000 mi

    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...

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  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 267,895 mi

    Front passanger side leaks oil

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