2003 subaru legacy engine knock. what is the likely source. 180000 miles

Asked by Aug 18, 2014 at 06:21 PM about the 2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine stalled when i pulled into driveway and applied the brakes. it did restart but there is
loud knocking sound now. i suspect a rod but could it be a stuck valve or bad lifters. not
smoking or misfiring.

2 Answers

223,115

Time to rip into the engine or replace. Hard to tell what the issue is where I sit.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5,975

Sounds like a rod bearing. Doubtfull it's a lifter or valve.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 99 Subaru Legacy outback overheating ONLY when driving 32 answers

    My 99 Subaru Legacy has only 66,000 miles on it. Last week while driving it started to overheat. the coolant was low so I filled it up. Ran fine for 10 minutes, then started to overheat again. It d...

    1999 Subaru Legacy

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • '98 legacy with a 2.5 replacement engine source? 2 answers

    My Legacy overheated bad and melted some plastic parts. Mech said should replace engine, which I am fine with due to miles and age. Jasper doesn't have any 2.5l to fit my car. Mechanic doesn't ha...

    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Clickety Clack from 1995 Subaru Legacy 13 answers

    10k miles ago, at 160k miles on my Subie, I had the timing belt, water pump and head gasket replaced. A couple months back I started getting some oil burn smell so took her in and they replaced the l...

    1995 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LS AWD Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 Legacy Outack - Belt Squealing - is it the timing belt? 1 answer

    Howdy All - I'm the proud owner of a '99 Legacy Outback with just shy of 200K miles to its name. By no means an avid mechanic, I've recently taken both an idealistic and pragmatic interest in doing...

    1999 Subaru Legacy

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How long do Subaru Legacys last? 58 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

    -

    General

Search Subaru Legacy Questions

Subaru Legacy Experts

#1 Anthony_60
Anthony_60
Reputation 1,180
#2 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 680
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza
175 Great Deals out of 13,339 listings starting at $1,817
Used Subaru Outback
298 Great Deals out of 29,760 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Forester
255 Great Deals out of 22,786 listings starting at $1,499
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
36 Great Deals out of 1,140 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,095 Great Deals out of 96,233 listings starting at $1,250
Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi
29 Great Deals out of 586 listings starting at $9,000
Used Honda Civic
663 Great Deals out of 77,395 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,371 Great Deals out of 37,814 listings starting at $1,700
Used Audi A4
260 Great Deals out of 11,449 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Altima
1,088 Great Deals out of 82,556 listings starting at $670
Used Honda CR-V
814 Great Deals out of 59,334 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
10,616 listings starting at $20,552
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 908 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 722 listings starting at $10,950
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,083 listings starting at $7,400