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1998 Subaru Legacy exhaust system problems

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1998 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 191999

(reported on)

Legacy 4WD

  • miles


Tires lost nearly all air within 2,000 mile of checking;had to replace;they went to steel bar at 18000 miles; fumes inside cabin from purchase of car;fell asleep at wheel sevl times; romania Subaru in eugene wouldn't fix on 2 visits;3rd visit, found leak'still have fumes inside cabin and more if window is down on pass side;no one can fix the open window fume problem;inside-found crankcase leaking on exhaust syst;cosmolene overload, but stillhave burning eyes and sore throat;can't find problem;brakes went to floor-replaced master cylinder per recal;windshield from purchase, couldn't see through;bad film;purchased a new one recently;car hesitates and surges forward'Subaru says this is normal( dot number: Tire size: 185 70 R14 )

- Yoncalla, OR, USA

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