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Have a 91 legacy that has a engine noise lower down in the

Customer Question

Have a 91 legacy that has a engine noise lower down in the engine just wondering if this might be a water pump?
JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: smelt a bit hot last night.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 91 legacy
JA: Are you fixing your Legacy yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Normally I do all the maintenance but am away from home. got the call from by better half last night
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the power steering pump has been giving a few issues but flushed it and am dealing with a few leaks.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. whats the noise sound like? knocking? tapping? pinging? rattling? squealing? whining? that is too vague a question to be answered ...........??

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sounds as if something is rattling when engine is running. turning AC on or off makes no difference. I suspect the water pump? Car has low mileage is in AZ.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

is the car running ok? not overheating? no check engine light?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
engine seems to run ok. noise seems to be coming from bottom of engine and there is an unusual odor.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
fluid levels are fine
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Im thinking its a heat shield that came loose, from the catalytic converter area, or the heat shield around the starter. the odor might be a bit of oil dripping on the exhaust. very difficult to diagnose without being there to hear,smell, see, feel.........

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hard for me to tell as I am 2000 miles away. Sounds like a possible answer though. She has taken a cab to work, so can not be checked just now. TTYL
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok. sounds good.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

any news/

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 28 days ago.

hello?????

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