2002 Subaru Outback Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Subaru Outback
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2002 Subaru Outback ProblemsCooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
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.
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.
2002 Subaru Outback QuestionsI have removed my transmission. I need to know if its ok with the transmission removed if it is ok to put the tires back on the front of the car. To just sit while i wait for my new transmission to come? (1 answer)
Where or how do i track down electrical, or wire issues. Mechanically it works, just no signal ? Where do i start? Is there a main electrical unit?
set the marks on both cams and crank and nothing it will crank but does not run i have set it a few times and nothing, any ideas or tricks to it
2002 Subaru Outback 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.