Question about 1996 Subaru Legacy
Car engine making more noise than usual, wipers stopped working after starting up the car, screeching sound when shifting from drive into park while parking, burning smell when stepping out of the car, could this be problems related to oil problems? Car probably needed more oil, though just added half a quart about a week or so ago
The smell could be oil leaking on to the exhaust from the rocker covers.(common problem in Subaru because of the side mounted pistons. Engine stop oil leak might fix other wise will have to get tappet cover seals replaced as they crack over time from the heat) easy enough fix. a tell tale sign is signs of engine oil stains or signs of oil dripping on to the exhaust(can locate by looking under the front of the car at the bottom of the engine itself) and this is probably the cause of the engine knock due to low oil.it will continue to leak till the problem is fixed
Posted on Mar 30, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you more than likely have some bad rings.
Go to autozone and buy a bottle of Lucas oil treatment, and add it to the oil, if this does not solve the problem you will need an engine rebuild.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
Please have your exaust pipes checked, perhaps a mount is burning. The catalytic converter can make a nasty odor when it is clogged. Check the wear on the serpintine belt.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
SOURCE: rear wiper motor does not park.
a broken wiper controller...
(its in a box the size of a relay under the dash) costs about £15 - $20 tops.
pointless to try repair the controller- most car shops should stock the part, just phone around. .
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
I have this same vehicle. The "check engine" light warns you that the input from a sensor is not valid. To locate the problem sensor you need to have the fault codes downloaded and interpreted. I am sure your PCV has little to do with this. The burning smell cold be oil from your transaxle seals being thrown up onto the exhaust pipes. The outback is a sophistecated and refined vehicle that requires sophisticated equipment to work on it. If you have engine "knocking" it is likely to be the knock sensor and if this is the case, you need to have it remedied very quickly
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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