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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

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Most Common 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Problems

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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...
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1 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Brakes Problem

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Drive Train Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Electrical & Lights Problems

3 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Engine Problems

Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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.

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Problems & Complaints

A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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.
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