Read codes 5 total to dealer. It used to be: wait 5 or so minutes and it will start. The website that I found most useful for trouble codes was www. Radiator tanks are also prone to cracking mostly during the Winter months as the aged tanks become brittle during the cold and then expand greatly as the coolant reaches operating temperature and this can cause the tank to crack, the most common place is the upper tank. Hi Nicole, I understand the frustration you have right now but since I am completely un biased at this point you wont like all I have to say.
And lets face it, if the service engine light is on then you need it now! Sometimes the power is almost completely gone, but still idles fine. Check your dashboard gauges and lights for indications of low oil pressure or overheating. They feature a boot at each end and an insulated conductive core to carry the current. There is indeed an unburnt fuel smell occasionally from the exhaust. My front brake pads were worn out but I replaced them, now my left brake bulb is not lighting could this be the reason for the check engine light coming on? There is just no other way to get to the bottom of it I am afraid.
They will provide valuable info! All sensors have to be reset and active now, so you have to drive for a few days between the repair and the test. Just like you could go to the doctor and be told your blood pressure is high and feel just fine, but the long term consequences can be brutal, this is the same as in your car if the light is on, something is wrong and there may be long term ramifications of leaving the light on. Are these 2 wires with the green connectors the ground wires, or are there 2 more up there than I need to get free? Was it a single wire? Cycle repeats 4 times for a total of 16 Blinks. Since then, I have taken the car back to the dealer three times. Suggestions before I take it to the mechanic? I have 98 impreza 2. If you sit at light long enough the check engine light comes on. I was a huge fan of Subarus til now, and after reading all these issues, I am done with subaru for good.
Its not as exciting as the new Iphone, or as horrific as the oil spill in the Gulf so it obtains no real media time. I cleaned the battery up and replaced the terminal with a new one. It only might help, but you still need to know what it is. You have to be careful some people are crooks get some more opinions. Hopefully, that will resolve the problem from this point forward. What can cause the coolant to be depleted? If you have bad service at the golden arches, and dont get anywhere at the store level, and feel very passionately you deserve better, most will call corporate, or consumer relations or the like, the same goes with any car you own. Recently, when the car got warmed up, it would start hesitating badly and back firing.
I do have a problem with my Subaru though. After filling the tank, the stutter when idling continued and thecheck engine light began to flash. You need to put some pressure on the Dealership, and I will also tell you you should consider expanding you horizons to include a good Independent Subaru shop. Sometimes when I brake or accelerate it goes off but will come back later when I restart the car. Thank you for the advice. If the car is running too rich it will consume more oil as the oil becomes contaminated with fuel and the flash point is lowered. Justin—Thanks very much for the great site.
Most likely it is a failed ignition wire or spark plug neither are still under warranty, there are of course other possibilities and I am really only advising you on the most typical things we see. You either have a car payment every month for the rest of your life, or you keep a car past the payment period and the repairs and maintenance come in to play, there is no money in it for the car makers to make cars that dont need maintenance and repairs, thus the reason for the large service department at every Dealership regardless of the car line. With 190,000 miles they did not even suggest my replacing the oxygen sensors originally…i had to research and figure that one out myself. Could you say anything about that? Owning a car and not having a good relationship with a good independent shop that can advise you as things can and will come up is just a terrible idea. This over time can cause increased fuel consumption as well as take way longevity of some of the engine internal components. In order for a car to be tested the majority of the monitors must be ready. Any thought on whether it is safe to drive to the dealership at this point to have it checked out and whether this is something covered under warrantee? Where do I go from here? Also is the possibility of a new code that needs to be diagnosed.
Donny Hello Donny, You have a failed alternator by the sounds of it, very common on that era Subaru, there was actually a recall on that alternator as well for some models typically the 1998 Subaru Legacy and Legacy Outback. I would keep a close eye on that situation. Trouble Codes Trouble code retrieval is similar to previous models, except for grounding terminal 5 of connector B82 a 6 pole black, right side of steering column. As a follow up, I drove the car a little harder on advice from friends that hot exhaust is occasionally needed to keep carbon buildup out of the cat and off the O2 sensors. When it talked about entering diagnostic mode, I thought it meant plugging the Green connector together under the dash. I worry that the dealer is kicking the can down the road until the warranty expires.
From here I am only guessing, but would suspect a portion of the primary wiring harness to the main fuse block under hood or secondary under dash has melted and is shorting out. When the check engine light comes on this means that somewhere in the system one of those sensors or sending units has detected a signal either above or below correct parameters setting the check engine light. Unfortunately, I need to have a smog check for registration purposes. There are lots of other components on a Subaru or any other car that can and will leak, the single most common is the plastic tank to Aluminum Core seal on the modern era Radiator, I would hate for anyone to jump to the conclusion because they have an external coolant leak that its the Head gaskets when the single most common component we replace is the Radiator and generally after 8 to 10 years of service. Does anyone have any insight to what the problem might be? The factory manual lists a host of voltages and resistances, etc.
Light turns green and you go every thing works good till next light. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? Usually I have to start up and drive the car for two days, and all the lights magically go off, and the cruise control works again. Thinking of buying a 2000 subaru legacy with 195K on it. I know I need to get ckecked, no sub dealer close. He ran a new grounding wire and all seemed right with the world.
My check engine light just came on in my 2002 Subaru Outback Sport… I live in Hawaii and my Outback has a salvaged title. At least knowing what code is set is a good thing to know before getting back out on the road. The other popular reason for the light is a bad tranny temp sensor. What the heck is going on? Hello Vel, In order to try and help you I need you to go get the codes scanned, there are a couple places on Oahu that will do this for free. So, can I replace the bulb myself or is this going to cost a small fortune? Called dealer 200 miles away. There is an easy solution, but it needs to be evaluated by a pro and not reset, but it will cost money to truly take care of it. To retrieve the codes, connect the Black connectors to read the codes.