Subaru Loyale Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Subaru Loyale
Subaru Loyale Problems
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.
A hydraulic lifter type noise may be noted, often worse at idle. This can be caused by air being drawn past the oil pump seal allowing aerated oil to reach the valve lifters. Replacing the oil pump seals generally will correct this issue.
Subaru Loyale Questions
also replaced ignition switch(not the key tumbler but the other side) installed new battery. Volt meter only reads about 10V. when it doesnt start it acts like a start solenoid problem. Any ideas?
Head gasket problem. I thought putting in "stop leak" would have bought me some time. It didn't. The heater core started not working. I back flushed it several times. I had the head gaskets replaced as well as the radiator. I know need to replace the heater core. What is the easiest...
I'm a little new to the Subaru Loyale which has a 1.8l with a 3-speed transmission, I bought it recently and the previous owner had mentioned it leaked oil from the valve cover. I recently had to make a long distance trip with it and it leaked oil onto the exhaust, causing it to smoke, I kept...
Subaru Loyale Recalls
Subaru Loyale Reviews
308k and still running
my subaru has lasted me the last four years. i love driving it and it handles fairly well in the snow. but in the last two years i have noticed when i go up hills it seems that the car wants to die and break down under the preasure. if i down shift up the hill it seems to help as long as the RPMs r high enought. but if im in first gear i cant do enything but rev the car up the hill. what part i...