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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

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Most Common 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems

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. Thes...
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.
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 rel...
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0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Brakes Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Drive Train Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Electrical & Lights Problems

4 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Engine Problems

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. Thes...
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.
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 rel...

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Problems & Complaints

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.
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. Thes...
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.
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 rel...
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