2001 Subaru Impreza Outback Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Subaru Impreza Outback

2001 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals

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.

Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Knock Sensor

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.

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2001 Subaru Impreza Outback Questions

will engine be damaged if belt(s) break while driving? (1 answer)

Belt(s) squeal when starting car on cold days, goes away as engine warms. Can engine be harmed if belt bteaks while driving?

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