1990 Subaru XT Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1990 Subaru XT based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.