Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals on Subaru Forester

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 152,120 (108,000–172,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2004, 2006, 2011
13 people reported this problem
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oil light came on...dipstick dry. Mechanic said seals broken... not worth rebuilding engine(approx. $2,400). Buy a new car. This after $2,400 to change timing belt and radiator last summer.