1998 Subaru Legacy - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


I suggest you get one of those manuals people get nowadays to do
it yourself.. My nephew use it to repair my car and it's totally repaired now. Here's the website he got it from. www.reliable-store.com

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 07, 2018 | 60 views


Speed sensor may be giving a false reading .

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 07, 2017 | 63 views


have the front suspension checked out
most likely a failed suspension arm rubber has failed
check fro failed engine mounts

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 27, 2017 | 70 views


I think you will find it uses similar systems to the Free Lander and rear wheel drive only kicks in when one or both of the front wheels lose traction.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 30, 2017 | 35 views


you will likely need to replace the following:
Duty C Solenoid
Transfer Clutch Pack
Reduction gear
All of these parts are located in the tail end of the 4EAT automatic transmissions. The reduction gear can separate from its hub and damage the above mentioned parts too.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 25, 2017 | 77 views


Doesn't take a technical engineer to find what could be the problem ! Looking a wiring diagram I see three relays that are used to turn on the cooling fans ! One of the relay's contacts are stuck closed causing Battery voltage to be applied to one of the fans when you turn the key to the on position . Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop .

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 05, 2017 | 187 views


Well, let's see: fuel line/fuel filter blockage, bad or failing fuel pump, bad or failing carburetor, dirty or bad plugs, bad or failing plug wires or, in a car that old, residue in the gas tank fouling the fuel line. Also about a gazillion other things - chief among which is the distinct possibility it's jumped time. I've owned Subaru's since the 80's and can assure you that if you don't change the timing belt every 80,000 mi. or so, you'll eventually wish you had. You may well be at that point. Good luck, though. . .

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 13, 2016 | 42 views


USUALLY A BOX UNDER THE HOOD. YOU CAN SOMETIMESA TELL BY PULLING ANOTHER ONE THAT IS EXACTLY STHE SAME, SUCH AS HEADLIGHTS OR WIPER. IF YOUR HEADKAMPS OR WIPER WORK, AND THEY USE THE SAME RELAY, TRY PULLING THE STARTER RELAY AND SWAPPING WITH ONE YOU KNOW WORKS.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 11, 2015 | 165 views


The knock sensor and o2 sensor readouts are from wrong or no detonation and the UN burned fuel leaving exhaust , not faulty sensors , sounds like a compression problem but could be many things

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 10, 2015 | 134 views


check fuses

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015 | 108 views


It could just be an adjustment needed

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 12, 2015 | 77 views


First check the fuses. Especially if all the lights in back are out at once. Then check the bulbs. Sometimes you have to replace bulbs that still look good, but just don't make good enough contact anymore.... A friend of mine had to replace all the bulbs to get any of them to work again. I have no explanation as to why.... Good Luck.... Sometimes on these older cars, just pulling the fuse and replacing it a time or two - cleans it off and gets it to work again.... Much like dirty battery cables can stop the flow of electricity, so can dirty connectors on a fuse, or bulb.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 17, 2015 | 34 views


Might need a new battery. Thats what it sounds like it could be something else. I have a 98 subaru and i had the same problem and went and got a new battery and it worked fine. try the new battery and if that works good if not sorry.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 25, 2015 | 45 views


Remove battery from key less remote, if the problem with flashing lights and battery drain is solved then replace remote.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 15, 2015 | 112 views


check fuel pump wiring underneath rear seat, they melt and might short out inside to earth.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014 | 303 views


Have you tested fuel pressure? If you have no pressure the next step would be to test all relays and fuses. Next jump the fuel pump and see if the pump kicks on. If not, bad fuel pump, if it does fire, then the security system might be disabling the pump. Make sure all fuse and relays are good b

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014 | 178 views


A dealer can cut a key from the VIN.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014 | 89 views


1) Remove air cleaner box
2) Disconnect battery
3) Remove 2 bolts that mount starter
4) Remove wires at starter
5) Remove starter
6) Reversr order to install

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014 | 257 views

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