fix or trade? HELP subaru problems.....


Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 08:05 PM about the 2002 Subaru Legacy GT Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we purchased a 200 subaru outback limited legacy... with 100,000 miles on it... a month
after driving it, it started to back fire and stall.  we had the spark plugs, spark wire set,
fuel filter, air filter, o2 sensor, catalytic converter/ gasket... oil changed/ fresh anitfreeze,
thermostat and seal replaced. i drove it for 2 weeks, and it is almost stalling when i slow
down, i put it in neutral and rev the engine and put it back in drive when i have to move....
i have had it in the garage all weekend .... not sure if i need a new timing belt or if its time
to get rid of it... please advise... thanks!! we were hoping to use it for another 150,000

2 Answers


If it were me, I'd have it diagnosed at the local Subaru Dealer and go from there. Spending $100. or so to find out exactly what's wrong will enable you to make an informed decision. HTH. -Jim

Nick Eidemiller

Start looking at vacuume lines and the intake for any tears or leaks, vacuume leaks will cause such issues and leaks in the intake tube after the MAF/MAP sensor will also cause similar issues.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • subaru legacy 2006 is it a lemon? or worth fixing...think i got a raw deal 9 answers

    just purchased used 2006 subaru legacy from used car dealer for my prob after another..discouraged..disappoi... found out from diff dealer (subaru) that it needs head gasket nd covers.., t...

    2006 Subaru Legacy


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Subaru legacy 2003 2.5 cooling system problem 12 answers

    Car won't over heat at idle but will while driveing top radiator hose is hard but bottom isn't

    2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 L


    Maintenance & Repair

  • problem smogging subaru legacy 2 answers

    1995 Subaru legacy has problem passing smog as engine light will stay on. If driven the light will eventually go off, then can be smogged!!

    1995 Subaru Legacy


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 03 subaru legacy engine trouble 2 answers

    2003 subaru legacy l wagon 2.5 Misfiring, backfiring, loss of power, engine vibration, stalling, now wont move. I have po301, 302, 420, and 457 codes. Replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter, upstream o...

    2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 L


    Maintenance & Repair

  • How long do Subaru Legacys last? 57 answers

    What is a typical lifespan for Subaru Legacy wagons? I have a 1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton with 132,000 miles (bought it used, with 18k already on it). I've kept it maintained over the years. Two di...

    1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Brighton AWD Wagon



Search Subaru Legacy Questions

Subaru Legacy Experts

#1 Anthony_60
Reputation 960
#2 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 670
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza"
252 Great Deals out of 8,292 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Outback"
427 Great Deals out of 30,435 listings starting at $1,295
Used Subaru Forester"
366 Great Deals out of 19,908 listings starting at $1,099
Used Subaru Impreza WRX"
48 Great Deals out of 1,348 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,383 Great Deals out of 78,758 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Camry"
1,731 Great Deals out of 99,035 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Civic"
1,247 Great Deals out of 59,025 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,700 Great Deals out of 39,944 listings starting at $888
Used Audi A4"
347 Great Deals out of 13,038 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V"
1,631 Great Deals out of 81,731 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Altima"
1,574 Great Deals out of 88,172 listings starting at $1,195
Used Mazda MAZDA6"
266 Great Deals out of 15,246 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
11,287 listings starting at $19,815
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 1,100 listings starting at $15,299
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 909 listings starting at $12,900
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,146 listings starting at $9,299
2013 Subaru Legacy For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 931 listings starting at $7,995