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Legacy 95 (Leaky Water Pump)

10-16-2007, 07:44 AM
I have noticed that when I start the engine in the morning I have noticed a pudle of cooolant on the garage floor. A friend told me this means my water pump is bad. Can someone tell me if this is so, and is this hard to change, or would you suggest I bring it to the dealer, so they can charge me $$$. I would appreciate any comments.


01-09-2009, 06:49 PM
I also have a 95 legacy and i replaced the water pump it wasnt hard except u have to take off the timing belt. To save money u can do it yourself but taking it to the dealership would b the best idea

01-18-2009, 11:26 AM
If you can, find a good mechanic for Subarus in your area.
(Ask here on the forum).

Or, on you can find local recommendations.

But I wouldn't recommend taking to dealer--too expensive.

01-18-2009, 11:28 AM
Oh, and also, you may have quite a little while till the pump actually goes.
I left mine go forever and it was amazing how much wear it took before it actually poured like Niagra.

02-05-2009, 02:40 AM
also if you havent changed it yet, let the car sit for a while and get cold, then crack an egg in the radiator and start it. It should keep it from leaking for a while. (Mythbusters) haha

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