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2000 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

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2000 Subaru Legacy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (26%)

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Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2000 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

Subaru Legacy in Alaska, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

123000 mi

US $542
Valve cover gasket set replaced. 
Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

134000 mi

US $2200
Steering. Brakes. 
Subaru Legacy in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Jun 2011

114080 mi

C $750
Muffler gone right at manifold 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2018
Jan 2011

110360 mi

C $250
Alternator 
Subaru Legacy in Maryland, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

151000 mi

US $30
Replaced the AC idler pulley 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

175000 mi

US $205
Check engine light on. Codes P0420, P0301, P0302. Runs rough/misfires/no power. Runs fine when fully warmed up. Oxygen sensors, plugs and plug wires okay. Replaced ignition coil. Problem fixed. 
Feb 2018

186000 mi

US $300
Timing belt pulley failed on engine startup (had over 100,000 miles on it). Replaced timing belt, pulleys, water pump, and thermostat. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in District of Columbia, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

US $180
New (remanufactured) alternator installed. Core returned. Installation in parking lot of auto store ~ 40 minutes. 
Apr 2014

189500 mi

US $150
Replaced knock sensor Replaced O2 sensor #2 
Jul 2014

191300 mi

US $250
New shocks and springs installed (self) 
Aug 2014

192000 mi

US $385
Torn boot and wear on driver front axle. Replace axle. 
Sep 2014

193000 mi

US $50
Bad shaking on engine. CEL showed knock. Replaced wires and plugs. 
Jan 2015

187200 mi

US $150
Battery would not charge. Replace battery. Leaking fuel line under hood. Cracked rubber. 
Subaru Legacy in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2010

151000 mi
worn wheel bearing oxygen sensor previously replaced not secured, fell on axle & wore through wire. 
Oct 2011

170000 mi

US $1100
timing belt, serpentine belt (maybe more belts?), water pump, radiator hoses. All original on vehicle. 
Jan 2012

171300 mi

US $130
Rear calipers replaced due to excessive corrosion that would not allow the piston to be retracted into caliper body to allow space for new pads and rotors. 
Mar 2012

173000 mi

US $200
fastener holding exhaust or heat shield failed, causing the two parts to touch and cause excessive noise. 
Dec 2012

180000 mi

US $100
Battery repeatedly died from cold nights. 
Jun 2013

183000 mi
Fluid lines leaking resulting in fluid loss and gears "slipping". hole in muffler AC not working 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Vermont, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2013
Dec 2011

127000 mi

US $200
Faulty fuel injector 
Dec 2012

134000 mi

US $75
Front ball joints replaced. 
Mar 2013

136000 mi

US $150
Left front axle replaced 
Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - May 2012
Feb 2011

106020 mi

C $100
The car would jump out of fifth gear. The problem was that the nut at the end of the main shaft came loose. Removal of the transfer case allowed access to install a new nut ($20 part). If you can change a clutch, you can do this job. 
Nov 2011

119040 mi

C $120
Rear sway bar end link broken (ball came out of socket) due to corrosion/wear. Replaced both sides and the read pads at the same time. Nice and easy. 
Mar 2012

127720 mi

C $200
Alternator bearings failed 
Subaru Legacy in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

193000 mi

US $600
Main problem: Replace head gaskets. Also needed to replace the timing belt and some of the tensioner pulleys. 
Sep 2009

196000 mi

US $150
Replace exhaust system from the cat back. Replaced a fuel line that was old and cracked. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Utah, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Sep 2012

70500 mi

US $2100
replaced faulty head gaskets. machined heads to level. replace radiator. 
Subaru Legacy in Ohio, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

112000 mi

US $16
Radiator hose from the radiator to the engine, top hose. Since 8-2014 I had to replace the timing belt, valve cover gaskets, cam gasket, ball joints, water pump, & some other preventive maintance. 
Subaru Legacy in Colorado, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2014
May 2013

134000 mi
Compressor leak 
Nov 2013

139000 mi
Dash lights started flickering but managed to get it home. Towed to shop and needed an alternator only. 
Mar 2014

142000 mi

US $360
CV boots were torn (replaced)  tie rod end was worn (replaced) 
Subaru Legacy in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2011

81840 mi

C $420
Alternator died in the middle of the road. Car had to be towed to the garage, where it was diagnosed as it was, and then alternator was replaced the next day.  
Nov 2011

84940 mi

C $70
Transmission fluid cooling line developed a minor leak. The leaked piping was discarded and replaced with new rubber piping. Transmission fluid was added. Got oil changed, but that was not part of any problem. 
Apr 2013

88860 mi

C $300
Wiper link arm broken, replaced. Transmission fluid drain cap tightened. Previous mechanic left it loose. 
Subaru Legacy in Oregon, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2013
Oct 2008

82000 mi

US $1900
Seal in auto tranny. Shop said it was common for 2000. Also replaced a bearing in front differential. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in New Zealand
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

90520 mi

$780
Diff bushes cracked and replaced. 10k service - fluids and filters. 

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2000 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

142000 mi
Head gasket leak 

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