Subaru legacy won't go over 40mph. Its a 93 with 200k miles.

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Asked by May 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM about the 1993 Subaru Legacy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Its a 93 with 200k miles. I've taken it to a few different shops and have gotten different answers, I'm sure me being
a girl has something to do with it. Can I get a little bit of real advise please? Thanks

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First thing that comes to mind is a plugged catalytic converter. Worse case is worn piston rings causing engine to lose compression. Any real strong gasoline smell from the oil? This is extreme though. My OUTBACK is new, but I havea friend who'se owned several older model outbacks and logged over 400,000 miles before loss of cylinder compression became an issue regarding lack of power. He also experienced a transmission related problem that wouldn't allow the car to achieve highway speeds. Ultimately, a trip to a local Subaru dealer should yield a proper diagnosis of the fault. Hope this helps and Good Luck

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