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

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.

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Average mileage: 192,631 (140,000–267,895)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
9 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
1995 Subaru Impreza- 1.8L 4 Cylinder170,000
lots of oil leaking front of engine around rack and pinion !
1997 Subaru Impreza- 2.2L 4 Cylinder140,000
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...
1995 Subaru Impreza- 1.8L 4 Cylinder267,895
Front passanger side leaks oil
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