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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT Ltd Auto Black Int

2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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September 27, 2012, 6:18 am

Greg B
 

Question: 1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon 4WD suspension question.

The problem is this: my 1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon 4wd has some suspension issues on the back end. The car was equipped with a Pneumatic high adjustment button that I think may be the cause. The back end of the car is super low and bottoms out, and the ride is SUPER uncomfortable; bouncy and super reactive to even the most minor bump.

Any ideas what is wrong and, more importantly, what a reasonable repair cost is?


September 30, 2012, 7:05 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like blown air bags. Call around for some quotes. Probably best to install traditional shocks / springs


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October 8, 2012, 6:33 am

Greg B
 

A mechanic I called told me it would take 8 hours and 600 bucks. That seems like a bit much-- from what understand, if you have a standard kit, its just a matter of taking out the old struts, installing the new, and then pulling the fuse to the control box. Is there something I am missing? Do you have to completely remove the whole system (including the compressor)?


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October 23, 2012, 9:02 pm

Tyler O
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Labor should be about 6-7 hours and then add an alignment on top. Sounds like the estimate is about right. It's a lot of work. You don't have to remove the additional components.


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