Last post on Oct 09, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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Subaru Legacy, Engine, Sedan, Wagon
#27 of 31 97 Subaru legacy wagon
Dec 07, 2009 (6:23 pm)
stopped running on hwy yesterday...no signs of any issues at all...no noises...nothing! mechanic 2day tells me timing belt...replaces belt and starts it up...2 out 4 cylinders are running...he tells me they are shot...everyone is telling he is nuts! no way this could be...it made no noise! we even tried turning it over yesterday and didnt grind or seize or nothing....Is guy trying to take me for a ride? Getting a second opinion hopefully tomorrow....Any suggestion?
#28 of 31 Re: 97 Subaru legacy wagon [bshifty73]
Dec 08, 2009 (10:28 am)
What engine does it have in it? 2.2L or 2.5L? The 2.2L is a non-interference engine, so there should be no damage due to snapped timing belt. There may be other damage, like a camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, that is causing the lack of spark in those two cylinders (which two are they?). If it is the 2.5L engine, that is an interference engine (meaning the the pistons can contact the valves and cause physical damage if they are out of phase). However, there would be noise... a very painful, crunchy noise... if this happened. I would double check to make sure the belt is aligned on the camshafts and crankshaft correctly first (it can be a pain in the butt if the belt broke, because the camshaft sprockets go all which-a-way), then look to make sure there is no physical damage to the sensors.
#29 of 31 Re: 97 Subaru legacy wagon [xwesx]
Dec 08, 2009 (11:31 am)
Plus it sounds like that mechanic created the problem, so I still might go to a different one, who knows boxer engines.
Feb 01, 2011 (1:42 pm)
I have a 2007 Impreza. Got it at 6000 miles. At around 30k miles 4th gear acted like the syncro was gone and grinding. It did this for 5 or 6 k miles. The very day I took it to the dealer it stopped grinding and started working as it should.. It stayed that way until about 58k miles and has done it ever since. It now has 67k on it. Any thoughts?
Oct 09, 2011 (4:20 pm)
Have you looked into the TPS (throttle position sensor) my 98 subarau legacy 2.2L had the same issues and i put a new TPS in it and it seemed to solve the problem.