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Subaru Legacy Ignition Coil Replacement costs $265 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2000 Subaru LegacyH4-2.5LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$374.35Shop/Dealer Price$462.63 - $694.41
2009 Subaru LegacyH6-3.0LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$363.35Shop/Dealer Price$444.15 - $661.32
2017 Subaru LegacyH4-2.5LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$421.64Shop/Dealer Price$509.91 - $732.01
2012 Subaru LegacyH6-3.6LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$526.98Shop/Dealer Price$646.48 - $942.54
1992 Subaru LegacyH4-2.2LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$372.95Shop/Dealer Price$456.30 - $680.78
1994 Subaru LegacyH4-2.2L TurboService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$372.95Shop/Dealer Price$458.86 - $685.28
2003 Subaru LegacyH4-2.5LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$379.35Shop/Dealer Price$466.91 - $698.15
2004 Subaru LegacyH4-2.5LService typeIgnition Coil ReplacementEstimate$379.35Shop/Dealer Price$466.88 - $698.10
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What is an ignition coil and how does it work?

An ignition coil transforms ignition voltage (12 volts) to the very high voltage pulses (20,000 volts or more) that fire the spark plugs. The number of ignition coils varies depending on car model and year of production. Older cars will have one coil covering all engine cylinders while newer cars may have a coil-on-plug type arrangement — that is every cylinder will have its own dedicated ignition coil.

Ignition Coils

When to consider replacing an ignition coil:

  • Hard starting or no start. Ignition coils are subject to heat damage and electrical overload, both of which can cause partial or total failure. If the coil is faulty, you may have difficulty starting your car or it may not start at all.
  • Misfiring, loss of power, poor acceleration. Once the car is running, a bad ignition coil can cause poor operation of the engine. Should you have misfiring or loss of power, faulty ignition coils would be among the list of causes a mechanic would investigate. The Check Engine Light will often come on with a trouble code(s) indicating which cylinders are involved.

How do mechanics replace the ignition coil?

  • The ignition is checked to assure it is in the “off” position.
  • For single coils that supply all cylinders, the coil is disconnected from either a bracket located in the engine compartment or, in some cases, is removed from within the distributor. The replacement coil is secured and all electrical connections reattached. If the distributor was removed for any reason, the timing is adjusted as required.
  • For individual coil-on-plug applications, the coil is detached from the top of the individual spark plug and replaced.
  • Once the coil is securely in place, all electrical connections are reattached, and timing adjusted as needed, the car is road tested to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with an ignition coil problem?

Yes. A malfunctioning ignition coil will cause loss of power and lower fuel efficiency but that will not present an immediate safety issue. If the coil malfunction is causing misfiring, this will allow unburned fuel to enter and permanently damage the catalytic converter from overheating.

When replacing an ignition coil keep in mind:

  • Ignition coil failure can be caused by faulty spark plugs or wires. The mechanic will inspect and may recommend replacement of those components.
  • In a coil-on-plug ignition system, if only one coil fails, you need only replace the faulty coil. Remaining functioning coils can be left in place.
  • In systems with the coil located in the distributor, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire distributor rather than remove and replace just the coil.

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Irven

9 years of experience
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9 years of experience
Subaru Legacy - Ignition Coil Replacement - Randallstown, Maryland
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19 years of experience
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Pardeep
19 years of experience
Subaru Legacy - Oil Change - Sunnyvale, California
Very punctual and got the job done quickly.
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18 years of experience
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Jason
18 years of experience
Subaru Legacy - Oil Change - Clovis, California
On time, polite, and personable, Jason was quick and efficient too! This was my first mobile oil change and I may never go to a shop for this service again! So easy! On top of that he did the ## point inspection and reported that everything looked good, I've had so many mechanics push extras/add ons on me before. It was refreshing to not be taken for a ride. I'll be calling again in 5,000 miles!
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Jose

15 years of experience
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Jose
15 years of experience
Subaru Legacy - Knock Sensor - Beaverton, Oregon
Jose arrived on time and completed the necessary repairs in a timely manner. Jose is a professional mechanic and is very knowledgeable and explains the repairs in an informative and understandable manner. We always get great support from Jose and will continue to use him when repairs are needed for our 1998 Subaru Outback. We will also recommend Jose to our friends and family. .

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