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Suspension Engine shot?

Im looking at getting one of these cars and the guy says the only problem is the pneumatic suspension engine is shot (one of the pistons froze) I know nothing about cars but how much would a new motor cost, is this a common problem with these cars. Are the cars themselves reliable? Would my retired machanic friend be able to just look at the suspension and install the new engine or am I going to have to take it to a stealership.

Thank you, Justin.

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The pneumatic suspension is very problematic and complicated on these model subaru's. One component fails ie; air shock, and damages another component ie; the pump. The pump is usually damaged by an air shock failure. The cost is more than the car is worth due to it's age and probably milage. when it comes to air suspension components (lots of rubber boots, seals, etc.) time is as important or more important than milage.. I hope this helps you in your decision. good luck!

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Replace with standard suspension,its common for it to fail,car is great suspension was discontinued due to its unrelibility

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