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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback

1998 Subaru Impreza Outback

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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

Engine -- Verified

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Questions and Answers

subie, 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Roanoke, VA

Both Front Axle/Half shafts were replaced in March 2009 (new ones)and its been less than 2 years and 1 CV boot leaking grease.

subie, 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Roanoke, VA

If one Front Half Axle shaft replaced, does the other Front one have to be replaced at sametime even though its OK?

subie, 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Roanoke, VA

An outer Front CV Boot is leaking grease after 7300 miles and less than 2 years. An aftermarket complete axle assembly was installed on both front sides. Would OEM part likely fit and be more rel...

Visitor, 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Jersey City, NJ

My cigarette lighter is not working. I brought it to my local shop and they said its not the fuse. They suggested it could be a short. What else could cause this to happen? How much is the avg ...

subie, 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Roanoke, VA

Car running great. What could cause the above? It has happened only once just overnight at its usual parking place.

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