2001 Subaru Legacy Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Subaru Legacy ProblemsCooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.
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.
2001 Subaru Legacy QuestionsJust purchased a 2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon, motor runs strong, but kind of knocky (1 answer)
Prior to my purchase, the car has received:
NEW water pump, hoses, head gaskets redone or replaced (sadly, I don't know which) Timing, alternator and belts. The engine has 101,689 original miles.
I notice a burnt oil smell when I get out of the car after driving. Ideas? Oil pump? Seals? Tha...
220,000 miles, manual transmission. Car worked fine this morning, 5 PM car started fine, can't back it out of driveway without lots of grinding and needing to be heavier on the gas. Feels like brakes are frozen. Can back it with difficulty and forward does the same thing. It is very moist out...
Hello I,ve spent over $1000 now and still the same,I,ve had air flow meter replaced good spark plugs,and lots of labour trying to find fix,right then 50/50 of time it goes limp when taking off and over taking on high way,taking off put foot down and it just crawls til it finly kicks in but not at...
2001 Subaru Legacy RecallsRecall 04V128000
The transmission park mechanism located inside the automatic transmission may not hold when the selector is in the "park" position. The vehicle could move/roll without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly to correct this concern.