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6.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,135 miles

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2005 Subaru Baja engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Subaru Baja Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102005

Baja 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,135 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehilde engine has knocking sound when started from cold and for the first 15 minutes of operation. It sounds like bad valve gear and we have had a "tensioner" bracket replaced by the dealer, but I am now hearing about a "piston slap" issue on this motor that I cannot find a report about. It will be into classic Subaru in atlanta tomorow to attempt a reproduction ofthe noise after leaving vehicle overnight to properly simulate the cold-start conditions.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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