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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced short block (1 reports)
1997 Subaru Outback engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 252001

(reported on)

Outback 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Engine would make an annoying throbbing sound at 60 mph & higher. Mechanic said it was because of a 'piston slap' & the short block had to be replaced. Covered under the 5 year/60k powertrain warranty.

- , South Hero, VT, USA

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