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Referring to a mid-sized car produced by Subaru in Japan. It has been produced from 1989 to present.

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Still squealing with second new power steering pump and new belt

2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 EJ253 SOHC engine My power steering pump began to squeal a few months ago and progressively increased in volume. I purchased a new pump and installed it, squealing immediatly ...
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Any idea what this is?

I found this in my driveway under my car (2013 Subaru Legacy), so I can only assume it broke off. Any idea what it is??
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1997 Subaru Legacy won't start after shorting ignition switch

My 1997 Subaru Legacy was recently stolen and recovered, and the thieves broke the ignition switch -- the key simply will not turn. As I was removing the ignition switch, I noticed that on the back, ...
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Transmission problems

So I have a 2001 subaru legacy that was gifted to me with a destroyed throwout bearing. I replaced all of it except the flywheel cause it was in good condition. I had never drove a manual and learned ...
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Freshly Rebuilt EJ25D makes horrid 50+ decible squealing with belts on

I have a 98 Legacy Outback that squeals really badly when it gets started. any combination of belts doesn't fix the issue and i changed the alternator and the power steering pump has been tested on a ...
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Car imitates dead battery but comes back to life ~30 minutes later and lets me start it

The car: 2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2.0 GT (Japanese model) - recently purchased; warranty does not cover this The situation: Something happens with the 12v supply and once the car is stopped (...
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2005 Subaru Legacy Cylinder 3 misfire

My Wife's Subaru's check engine light recently came on, when we went to auto zone to check the code it came back as a cylinder 3 misfire, we went to our mechanic and he changed the sparkplugs, but ...
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2007 Subaru Legacy not engaging any gears

I was driving home the other night and I felt something snap below me. Immediately after, I had no acceleration. I can move the shift into any gear, but it's as if the car is staying in neutral. It ...
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Timing belt specification

I'm looking for the timing belt specification for my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback. I need the number of teeth that are supposed to be between each mark, as my (replacement) belt came without the white ...
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Bluetooth connection on Subaru

My bluetooth connection in my 2017 Subaru Legacy is off. How do I reset it? I have tried to connect my Iphone, but I am unable to do so.
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Losing two cylinders after 10 minutes

I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback with a 2.5L motor. Mileage on the car is about 150k, but the engine has another 40k on it or so (the old one threw a rod). I can drive the car for almost exactly ...
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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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Why would connecting jumper cables from another car cause the receiving car to go completely dark?

Here's a strange situation I encountered last night that I'm trying to wrap my head around. My mother in law drives a 2011 Subaru Legacy. Last night, her battery (since replaced) died -- not totally ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy GT - New Alternator, Battery Light Stays On

I recently had to replace my alternator as the one original to the car died after 180k miles. The new unit is a Subaru re-manufactured alternator purchased from the dealership. The original failure ...
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How can I tell when my rear differential fails and what are the consquences?

I've had my rear differential fluid replaced twice over the last 4 years or so (the car is almost 7 years old) and both times there have been large metal chunks stuck to the magnetic drain plug. At ...
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Engine Rattle at Constant Acceleration

2005 Subaru Legacy GT 5MT Having an issue where my Subaru feels like I'm driving over a constant rumble strip. Thought it may have been a spark plug issue but changed those out and still not fixed. ...
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USA vs Europe fuel injector differences?

This question is out of curiosity as I didn't find any specs or datasheets after plenty searching. What would the differences in the fuel injector be for Europe vs USA markets? I've compared ...
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Which engines will fit my 1999 Legacy Outback

I just started hearing some ticking in my engine. It seems to be coming from the main block, so I'm thinking it's probably a rod bearing. I've been doing a bit of browsing on Craigslist and eBay for ...
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1996 Subaru Not Starting

My friend owns a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback. I recently had to drive the car, but when I tried to start it it wouldn't start. When I removed the key a loud clicking sound came from somewhere behind ...
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How much does it typically take to activate an ESC system?

I drive a 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium. The electronic stability control for the vehicle is called Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), and its warning light is supposed to flash during activation of ...
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Engine mount bolts not lining up

I have a '99 Subaru Legacy Outback, and I'm working on getting the engine (EJ25) back into the car after replacing the head gaskets. I got the four bolts that attach through the transmission ...
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Reasons for complete brake failure in 1996 Subaru

When I drove off in my 1996 Legacy I used the brakes very gently a couple times then saw the Brake indicator lamp and pushed the brake pedal... It went easily to the floor and then I got about 5 ...
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Subaru Blitzen overheating but heater blows cold air

I have a 2000 Blitzen. My heater blows cold air and tonight it overheated. It is not losing water. Would this be the thermostat or an air blockage?
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Shaking steering wheel while turning, squealing. Power steering?

My steering wheel is shaking when I turn. It seems like the power steering is kicking in sporadically. I only notice it when I'm going slow, and turning sharp (e.g. backing out of my driveway each ...
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Ac stop working after unplugging battery on subaru legacy bl5

The display and knobs on the AC console was not working. However, the AC would work once the the car would start. I unplugged and then reconnected the battery, now the AC would not come on, none of ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy coolant overflowed, relatively new head gasket

Yesterday I was finishing a drive of about 80 miles when my heater quit blowing warm air (it's currently winter here). I noticed the temp gauge was at the red mark, so I pulled off the highway and ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy 2.5 Overheating

I recently bought this car from a neighbor, who warned me that it overheated, but I had bled the system and the car ran fine. Thinking the problem was dealt with I redid two bearings and all the ...
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10/89 (1990) Subaru Legacy EJ22 - OBDI Code 45

10/89 Subaru Legacy EJ22. NA. Multiport Fuel Injection. Throwing... Code 45: Pressure duty solenoid (turbo)/atmospheric pressure sensor circuit (non-turbo) Where is this thing located? I ...
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Hood smoking, coolant leaking. 92 Subaru legacy

My car recently would heat up extremely quickly and begin smoking, the reservoir for coolant was low so I refilled(was accidentally overfilled). That did not help so I refilled the radiator itself ...
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My subaru legacy will not boost

I drive a Subaru Legacy Turbocharged GT 2008 model with an EJ20 engine. When I press hard on the acceleration to boost the tachometer upon reaching 4-5 thousand RPM's it starts jerking and there is ...
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Subaru Legacy cam belt change

I have got a 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT and it has done 90,000 KMs now. What is the best time to change its cam/timing belt? Is it by 100,000 KMs or 100,000 Miles? Thanks!
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2010 Subaru Legacy weird bolt holding stereo

I just tried to replace my 2010 Legacy's stereo today and found out that there is some weird bolts (refer to attached image) holding the stereo brackets. I can not get that bolt out. Its got a head ...
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2001 Subaru Legacy L Wagon - Gas smell and light shaking

So... It is really freezing and has been really cold these past few days. But, my 2001 Subaru Legacy L Wagon started acting up. First, here are things I know been replaced before I got it - Tires, ...
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Anyone knows of a tutorial on how to remove/replace the radio and AC unit in a 2001 Subaru Legacy?

I have new radio and AC units for my 2001 Subaru Legacy L Station Wagon but I do not know how to install them. It seems more complicated than I expected. Does anyone knows of a good tutorial or manual ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy - Hood won't open

I went to check out the engine on my 97 Subaru Legacy and the hood latch is stuck. Now this one of those cars that has a double latch, I don't know if it's like that on all Subarus or not, but once I ...
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Horrific squealing when car is first turned on?

This is a really classic and common old car problem. I see it all the time but this is the first time it's started happening to my own car. Basically when I first turn the car on, there's instantly a ...
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Car not starting easily in the cold?

I drive a 97 Subaru Legacy. The engine was resealed with mostly new parts within the last 6 months. The oil was changed recently. The battery is 2 years old. Normally I get NO TROUBLE, ever, ...
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96 Legacy Overheating

I have a 1996 Legacy that is overheating. After looking over the car, it only overheats under load after driving for about 5 min after it warms up. It happened before and i noticed the coolant had a ...
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