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1998 Subaru Forester drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 011997

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Grease and oil dripping onto the catalytic converter starts smelling. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem, but is aware of the problem. *akthey doubled the viscosity of the driveline grease. From 90 to 150 weight. Tthere only one problem with this.the fumes coming off the exhaust were making me sick.the laekage was bad enough that I thought the car was starting on fire- fire hazard.

- Sterling, VA, USA

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