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Prior to my purchase, the car has received:
NEW water pump, hoses, head gaskets redone or replaced (sadly, I don't know which) Timing, alternator and belts. The engine has 101,689 original miles.
I notice a burnt oil smell when I get out of the car after driving. Ideas? Oil pump? Seals? Thank You!

220,000 miles, manual transmission. Car worked fine this morning, 5 PM car started fine, can't back it out of driveway without lots of grinding and needing to be heavier on the gas. Feels like brakes are frozen. Can back it with difficulty and forward does the same thing. It is very moist outside, almost like fog, 33 degrees for several days and I did wash the car yest. and underside. Just had oil changed and fluids checked last week. Sway bars due for repair tomorrow.

I have a 2001 legacy the shifter is stuck could it be the linkage

Hello I,ve spent over $1000 now and still the same,I,ve had air flow meter replaced good spark plugs,and lots of labour trying to find fix,right then 50/50 of time it goes limp when taking off and over taking on high way,taking off put foot down and it just crawls til it finly kicks in but not at full boost,but some times it goes ok,it feels like it chocking or flooding,will it be o2 sensors or cat,or something to do with fuel inject,also it's just started to shake badly when breaking when going anything ova 100 k ,thanx for reading and please help me

it sounds like something is rubbing on tire when wheel is turned to right shortly after starting

This worked for a day but now the car will not start at all. Replaced the battery but that did not help.

I need to replace the front rotors on my 2001 subaru legacy limited.What type do i need? 4cyl.

I needed to repair blown head gaskets on my 2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5L, new brakes, and also had a 90,000 Miles Service performed. Would there be any duplicate charges on my final bill from the Subaru dealer when comparing the work done on these 3 repair jobs? Also, I was quoted that it would cost $2,400 to repair the head gasket problem. After I spoke to the Service Manager, he got Subaru to come up with $1,200, leaving me with the remaining $1,200, plus the cost of new brakes, and the 90,000 mile service. Sorry for the long question. Hope to hear from you and THANK YOU! Ron......

I had the master cylinder replaced, the pedal was mushy and that was the diagnosis and the dealership did repairs for about $500. 6 months later(7,000 miles) it was making noise and I guessed it was brakes. I took it to a goodyear independent and they said it was a $1000 job and it needed pads, new rotors and pads and drums redone. When I questioned that $7000 miles earlier I was told it was ok, they called back and said they would give me a brake and do the job for $800. When I said I would come get the car, they kept it for hours and then everything was grinding and screeching when I left. I took it to the dealer and they said the drums were scared and everything. I had to pay them the $1000. Does any of this sound right?

So out of the blue without any warning my 2001 subaru legacy gt's transmission goes out.Is there anything other than what seems to be obvious that could be the problem?When I Shift the car into gear the idle doesnt decrease and let the car slip into gear as it normally would.Instead it idles down and basicly the car rolls backwards as if in nuetral.......Any help or suggestions as what the problem might be would be greatly appreciated.

2001 Subaru Legacy GT auto transmission 118,000 miles 4 door sedan AWD 2.5 flat 4 cylinder (boxer engine) rear spoiler 87 gasoline grade regular engine oil

I just got back from the Subaru dealership in Scottsdale Arizona after a free multi-point inspection. Below are the issues with it.

Front driver side CV boots are leaking grease. Replace front driver side half shaft instead of replacing only CV boots.

Transmission mounts are broken. Replace.

Timing belt should be replaced since it has passed 105,000 miles according to Subaru scheduled maintenance guide.

Rear differential mounts are damaged. Replace.

Rack and pinion are leaking. Replace.

Money is tight for me and as for most of us. What is/are the essential repairs or replacement I should be doing for it?

I don't drive recklessly or drive in severe conditions. Maximum mileage per month would be about 200 miles, mostly highway. Sometimes in stop and go traffic.

I was thinking the timing belt and CV axle half shaft as top priority to replace.

Below are more details.

CV boots - it's torn through and leaking grease. Because the car has been driven while it's leaking, grease could be seen on the surfaces of other components surrounding the half shaft axle. There's also dirt built-up wherever there's grease, since the grease in the CV boots are thick and sticky. The clamps are still securely in place.

Shall I replace the CV boots ONLY instead of replace the entire driver side half shaft axle?
The axle is Subaru stock. I am thinking it's of better quality since the axle from autozone (retail parts/accessories store) is re-manufactured.

Transmission mounts - it appears the screws on the mount that are supposed to be attached to the transmission are broken. When a crowbar is used, the whole transmission could lifted off the transmission mounts. One indication I notice is whenever I put the car into reverse from neutral, the car jerks/clunks with a loud thud that could be heard from the inside. If I waited longer to feel the reverse gear in place for about 2 seconds, it will reverse smoothly. No noticeable lunges or knocks while accelerating or decelerating.

Rear differential mounts - it hard to view this component as this is my first time looking at it. It appears the rear differential mounts (2 bolts) are not securely attached to the rear differential. No differential fluid leakage whatsoever though.

Steering gear (rack and pinion) - Wet verses. The steering is still generally smooth but it may shudder when negotiating 90 degree sharp turns. There's no power steering leakage. The power steering belt is in excellent condition.

I actually have photos of all the above but I am not sure whether I can post pictures on repairpal.

Please let me know your thoughts.

2001 Subaru Legacy GT auto transmission 118,000 miles 4 door sedan AWD 2.5 flat 4 cylinder (boxer engine) rear spoiler 87 gasoline grade regular engine oil

I just got back from the Subaru dealership in Scottsdale Arizona after a free multi-point inspection. Below are the issues with it.

Front driver side CV boots are leaking grease. Replace front driver side half shaft instead of replacing only CV boots.

Transmission mounts are broken. Replace.

Timing belt should be replaced since it has passed 105,000 miles according to Subaru scheduled maintenance guide.

Rear differential mounts are damaged. Replace.

Rack and pinion are leaking. Replace.

Money is tight for me and as for most of us. What is/are the essential repairs or replacement I should be doing for it?

I don't drive recklessly or drive in severe conditions. Maximum mileage per month would be about 200 miles, mostly highway. Sometimes in stop and go traffic.

I was thinking the timing belt and CV axle half shaft as top priority to replace.

Please let me know your thoughts.
Many thanks!

Car has 2.5 liter I get a shudder when accelerating but smooths out after reaching cruising speed but, if I accelerate at anytime it comes back.No codes come up and tune up has been done.Car has 85000 miles on it. Never had any problems on it before.

inrebuilding the engine we can't get the rear engine seal to stay in place. we put in a thicker seal and it ran for 45 minutes before blowing out last night.