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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine / replace valves (1 reports)
1999 Subaru Legacy engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202013

Legacy Outback Wagon 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

Belt idler bearing must have failed, it wore a hole through the plastic cover and fell out of my car on the highway. Timing belt loosened up and caused bent/broken valves. Cheaper to replace engine at the shop than having the engine tore down and fixed. Timing belt & water pump were replaced at ~123,000 miles when the head gaskets were replaced.

Update from Dec 31, 2013: Belt idler bearing must have failed, it wore a hole through the plastic cover and fell out of my car on the highway. Timing belt loosened up and caused bent/broken valves. Cheaper to replace engine at the shop than having the engine tore down and fixed. Timing belt & water pump were replaced at ~123,000 miles when the head gaskets were replaced. MAKE SURE TO REPLACE THE IDLERS AND TENSIONER WHEN BELT IS REPLACED! Wish I would have.

- , M, MI, USA

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