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Broken spring or binding Need more info.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 15, 2012

Wow what a imagination,bussiness slow? I am slow, no action today.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 13, 2012

ur knock sensor is located behind ur engine and it is attached to ur engines short block.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 24, 2012

bad relay, there should be a diagram in you owners manual that will tell you which one it is

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 11, 2012

Failure of the Neutral Switch and the Catalytic Converter can cause the check engine light to illuminate. Loose Gas cap can also be a reason.

Its better for you to have your dealer check it so that they could diagnose it properly.
Hope this helps.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 11, 2011

With the engine at TDC, the small mark on the crank sprocket and intermediate shaft sprocket for the cam timing belt should be pointing at each other (also along the C/L of the center of these pulleys). Then the cam sprocket has two little arrows (triangles) opposite each other that point at the center of two holes in the sprocket. You should line up these arrows with the junction of the #1 cam tower cap and the head (you will be able to see this clearly through those holes). Then install the belt without moving any of these. Start at the crank and work to the intermediate shaft, then to the cam. There should not be any obvious slack in the belt as you do this. Finally get the belt past the tensioner, tension the belt. If you do not have the tensioner tool, then the belt is properly tensioned when you cannot rotate the belt more than 90 degrees or 1/4 turn midway between the cam and intermediate sprockets. You should turn the engine over a couple of revolutions and recheck every thing. One more method of setting the timing belt tension is that there should be approx. 5/16" of deflection from center possible midway between the cam sprocket and the crankshaft sprocket, about where the head meets the block. Also, 90 degrees twist should just be possible midway between the cam sprocket and the intermediate sprocket. I pulled this from the Haynes book.
An easy way to check your cam timing without having to look at the engine sprockets, is to turn your engine to TDC using the flywheel mark, and look at your cam sprocket. Make sure the little arrows are lined up on the cam bearing seam. I use a mirror to get a straight look at it, since your head won't fit in there :)This will ensure cam-crankshaft alignment, and the intermediate shaft alignment is not quite as critical and and be a tooth or two off since it only times the distributor, which of course can itself be rotated when you tune-up your car.NOTE: After replacing the timing belt , turn the engine over a few times by hand and recheck the tension and timing mark alignment . Get your timing light, if it has an advacne dial, set it to 12M-0, if not set the timing to 0M-0, then shine the light into the little hole in the side of the timing belt cover. You should see a hole in the cam sprocket in there, if it's in the middle of the hole, cam timing is OK, if it's towards the front, it's advanced, towards the back, it's ******** a tooth. The timing belt is adjusted by a counter weight tool. Just the weight of the tool is all the tension you need. I check with a tool rental or parts store to see if you can rent one. There is very little tension on the belt, to much and it makes noise and to little and belt will jump. So if you can, find the tool.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 10, 2011

call a dealer and ask the parts guy if the keys are coded. if they are coded you are going to have to buy your keys from dealer, if not then take your keys to a place where keys are made and have them make you a set.

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011

You most likely & unfortunately will have to remove the fuel tank
to find a rusted steel fuel tubing or rubber hose that leaks

Removal just to get acess to the area that leaks

I doubt the tank leaks & if it does you buy a new one
from a dealer,so save your money

It could be just an "o"-ring that seals the fuel pump

1998 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011

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