About Subaru GL Series
Subaru GL Series is a compact vehicle manufactured by Japanese automaker Subaru division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) from 1971 to 1994. The first Subaru GL Series was introduced on October 7, 1971 as a front-wheel drive coupé to replace the Subaru 1000. In fact, Subaru GL Series is the Subaru Leone. Because Subaru Leone offered many trim levels whose name containing letters G and L, so it is often simply referred as the Subaru GL Series or Subaru L-Series. Subaru GL Series is a fairly well vehicle that had been produced through three generations before it was replaced by the Subaru Impreza.
When the second generation Subaru GL Series (1979-1989) was introduced in June 1979, it was available as a 2-door hardtop coupe, 4-door sedan, station wagon and a 3-door hatchback. Subaru GL Series was also offered in DL, GL, GSR, GLF, GLF5, GL-10 and RX trim levels. It then was powered by a 1.6 L, 1.8 L H4 engine and a 1.8 L Turbo H4 engine, and engines were mated to 3-speed automatic transmission or 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmission. On July 16, 1984, the third generation Subaru GL Series (1989-1994) was released. Trim levels from previous generation sustained basically but the North American version Subaru GL Series 1.6 L engine was dropped. It got power from 1.3 L, 1.8 L and 1.8 L Turbo H4 engines. Available transmissions included 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions as well as 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions.
Subaru GL Series Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is a pity that no matter how high quality a vehicle is, as time passes by, it would wear and tear without exception for Subaru GL Series. And once wearing process starts, problems would emerge as well:
First, engine failure. This is a very serious problem that indicates your vehicle is breaking down, so you need pay more attention to the engine. According to Subaru GL Series drivers, engine failure in Subaru GL Series often manifests as performance reduced dramatically such as loss of power when accelerating, poor fuel efficiency and unusual noises coming from engine. If your Subaru GL Series is also experiencing dirty exhaust and the Check Engine Light comes on, then you had better inspect the oil filter, fuel pump and timing cover well.
Second, suspension failure. Many Subaru GL Series owners have complained about this problem. They told that abnormal noises would be heard while driving, which is very annoying and may distract their attention. What's more, severe damaged front tires and brakes would also let the drivers fall into dangers while driving. Vibrating steering wheel and play in the wheels also warn you to have a thorough inspection on the wheel bearing and coil spring insulator.
In order to keep your Subaru GL Series at the best shape all the time, you have a lot to do. Wiper blade is a cleaner for sweeping off dirt, dust and debris on the windscreen so that the driving vision would be blocked. Better visibility creates safer driving. Headlight, fog light are also working under open environment as wiper blade, they all need to be maintained well. Not only the routine maintenance is essential but also replacing old broken auto parts in Subaru GL Series in time is also very vital.
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