Subaru Legacy Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Subaru Legacy Outback
- Timing belt and tensioner repair - at least.
- Timing belt replaced without replacing tensioner disaster
- How long would it take to replace waterpump
- Driver side turn signals (front and rear) turn on and stay solidly on when the parking or low beams are turned on. The left turn signal in the gauge cluster stays on solidly as well
- Estimated time
Subaru Legacy Outback Problemsanti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.
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.
Subaru Legacy Outback Questions
I bought a 1997 Subaru Outback 1 year ago while my son was temporarily home - so I don't have any repair or service records. It's got about 120k on it
He came home and said it was running poorly.(He got it home.) When I tried to start it it would crank easily but not start.(Battery is OK...
I brought my 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback in for repair in the early fall as the timing belt desperately needed to be replaced. Once the mechanic opened the car it was evident that other repairs were needed, all of which we did and finally the car was running nicely again!
Since replacing the ti...
The car worked perfectly fine until recently. The fuses/relays at the time looked fine as well.
Subaru Legacy Outback Reviews
This car is a good, solid car. It easily handles virtually any road condition, the brakes are excellent, and has good gas mileage. It also can carry a large load for a car. The cupholders are flimsy, and the sparkplugs are hard to reach; but this is a car that I recommend to anyone looking for a good, non-expensive car.
Excellent, reliable car. I will buy another Subaru when I'm ready to replace this one. Very few repairs required, but I get regularly recommended maintenance done on time.
WE CAN CONFIRM THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER AUTOS WE HAVE EVER OWNED IN THE 50 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN DRIVING WE WOULD BUY ANOTHER ONE