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1996 Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

Engine (67%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

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

Other (0%)

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1996 Subaru Legacy

Engine not specified

217000 mi

US $20
P130 code for O2 sensor needing to be replaced 
162000 mi

US $600
Spark plug broke inside engine, Got timing belt replaced new engine head put on, if I hadn't attempted to change my own plug, it would have been fine. Kind of a fluke really 

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

205000 mi I just bought the car used. Coolant keeps draining, is now at the shop for the third time. They keep thinking they have fixed the problem. The length of time is due to the dealer not being a Subaru dealer. Has been in shop this time 4 days. 
206000 mi

US $1562
Gave up on selling dealer, took car to Sierra Service Center who fixed the problems. Not a coolant problem at all. Changed the catalytic converter, valve cover gasket, fuel injector kit, EGR valve. 

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1996 Subaru Legacy Engine Problems

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