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Verified for the Subaru Justy

Electrical issues are not uncommon, often they can be traced to corrosion inside electrical connectors exposed to the elements. Any corrosion found should be completely cleaned and the affected connector packed with dielectric silicone grease.

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Oil leaks are not uncommon and can be caused by various gaskets and seals. Our technicians tell us that due to the age of these vehicles, replacement parts are becoming harder to find.

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Verified for the Subaru Loyale

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.

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Verified for the Subaru Legacy Outback

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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Verified for the Subaru Legacy Outback

Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.

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Verified for the Subaru Impreza

A noise in the clutch called "clutch chatter" is common if the car is driven without allowing it to warm up.

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Verified for the Subaru B9 Tribeca

Some problems have been noted with the remote start system. Our technicians tell us that replacing the ignition switch antenna ring and wire harness will generally correct this concern.

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Verified for the Subaru Impreza Outback

Rear engine oil leaks may occur because Subaru used a plastic oil baffle plate that failed. This issue is often misdiagnosed as a crankshaft rear oil seal leak or an oil pan gasket leak. Subaru released an updated design of the baffle plate made from aluminum that stops the oil leak.

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Verified for the Subaru Impreza Outback

Rear engine oil leaks may occur because Subaru used a plastic oil baffle plate that failed. This issue is often misdiagnosed as a crankshaft rear oil seal leak or an oil pan gasket leak. Subaru released an updated design of the baffle plate made from aluminum that stops the oil leak.

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Verified for the Subaru Legacy Outback

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.

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Verified for the Subaru Impreza Outback

There have been reports of "clutch chatter," particularly when driving the vehicle from a cold start. If the issue was reported by the owner while the vehicle was still under warranty, the dealer may replace the clutch with improved parts.

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Verified for the Subaru Impreza

There have been reports of "clutch chatter," particularly when driving the vehicle from a cold start. If the issue was reported by the owner while the vehicle was still under warranty, the dealer may replace the clutch with improved parts.

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Verified for the Subaru Impreza

The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.

 

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Verified for the Subaru Legacy

The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.

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At 150,000 miles, my Subaru Legacy developed a problem with the radio. Depending on my luck, the radio might or might not turn on. Eventually, the radio stopped working altogether, instead making a loud feedback type of noise. Subaru maintenance crew told me that the issue was electrical in nature and would cost upwards of $600 to repair.

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