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2005 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (5%)

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2005 Subaru Legacy transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 45 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

60140 mi

Replacement of CV boot (right) 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

95000 mi

US $5400
Third gear shredded 
98000 mi

US $800
Inner CV boot on pass side tore, spewing grease over exhaust manifold resulting in smoke. Inner CV boot, drivers side leaking. Replaced. Discovered during problem 1. 
135000 mi

US $2300
During a clutch job, it was discovered that the snub mount on this car was completely destroyed. This is part of the case and caused by a design issue. Thankfully, issue is common so there is a $300 fix. Bad news, it killed the clutch early 
66000 mi

US $631
passenger-side CV boot cracked and leaking lubricant, removed, cleaned, lubricated and installed new CV boot. 
28000 mi In extremely cold weather, the wheel bearings make loud noises when cornering and accelerating. Dealership attributed it to tire noise. Will revisit if it occurs with different tires. 
70000 mi

US $200
Right inner cv boot completely torn, left outer cracked and leaking grease with clicking when turning left. Both shafts replaced with aftermarket parts 
107000 mi

US $230
Replaced driver's side front half shaft. 
176000 mi

US $1800
Pressure plate blew up -- took out starter as well. replaced starter, clutch and flywheel 
106000 mi

US $1500
Throw-out bearing was fried. Replaced bearing, clutch and oh-so-expensive dual mass flywheel. RIDICULOUS!! Oh and I just lost my job a week ago. This is awesome! And the hits they just keep a coming... 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

59000 mi

US $210
CV boot was cracked and leaking oil on front passenger side. Boot replaced and axle re-lubricated. Problem was identified by mechanic while the car was in to resurface front brake rotors. 

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

37000 mi

US $42
Whinning and vibration coming from left rear of car. Dealer replaced left rear wheel bearing fixing the problem. 
63000 mi

US $854
The throw-out bearing in the clutch self destructed itself. Which inturn damaged the the fly wheel and the transmission case snout it is housed on. I naturally replaced all my clutch parts while they were in there. That bearing should not die at 60k. 
70700 mi

US $350
Replaced the Front passenger side half-shaft becasue CV boot closest to trasmission was torn. Typical problem on turbo models due to how close the boot is to the exhaust manifold. Easy repair, but axle was very expensive. 
92000 mi

US $1500
Boot on front driver axle/cv was cracked. Replaced the axle. 
110000 mi

US $800
Drivers side axle half-shaft was leaking at the inner boot, had that replaced. 
61000 mi

US $100
torn cv joint boot 
88000 mi

US $3500
Clutch froze and had to be replaced. 
86800 mi

US $300
Passanger Inner CV Boot ripped.  

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2005 Subaru Legacy Transmission Problems

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