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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Subaru Forester engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

May 141999

Forester

  • miles

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

Dealer resealed oil pump due to an oil leak, consumer was later informed that engine was in beginning stages of possible failure.

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #3

May 141999

Forester

  • miles
Dealer resealed oil pump due to an oil leak, consumer was later informed that engine was in beginning stages of possible failure.

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 032001

Forester

  • miles
Dealer resealed front of engine, oil pump assembly leaked.

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 301998

Forester 4WD

  • miles
The clutch does not engage properly when the engine is cold and for extended periods in cold weather. Clutch "chatters" making it difficult to start up from rest without hesitation and/or stalling. Potentially dangerous in traffic. Clutch seems not strong enough to handle the torque of the engine.

- Fairport, NY, USA

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