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#17325 of 19336 2002 Impreza 2.5 RS CEL Problem
Aug 02, 2007 (7:47 am)
I have a 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS with 64K on it. I have had a few issues, all resolved to date (head gaskets, fuel lines, intake manifold cracked, loose heat shield, center console electrical problem). Now, I have a recurring problem that is starting to tick me off. The CEL. It has been going on and off for quite some time now. I brought it into my dealer (I work for a Mazda dealer, and we also have a Subaru store). However, every time I bring it in, the CEL goes off before I get there. I thought it may be the gas cap. I make sure it is tight every time I fill up with gas. Any thoughts??
#17326 of 19336 Rear seat rattle
Aug 02, 2007 (7:58 am)
The rear seat (drive side) is starting to rattle in my 2001 OB wagon. It seems to be the latch to hold the seat in the up-right position isn't as tight as it could be. Is there an adjustment for it? Any other ways (cheap) to make it tighter or at least rattle free?
#17327 of 19336 backfire or exhaust blow off
Aug 02, 2007 (8:08 am)
Hey guys, I was wondering, when I pump the gas on my Impreza after it's been running for a while (usually after a long highway commute) I get what sounds like backfire coming from the exhaust of my Impreza wagon. It's not the backfire "BANG!" that I would nrmally associate, more of a pop-burble above idle. Could I be due for an early exhaust replacement, serious engine problem or just the characteristic of this car?
Any help is greatly appreciated
07' Impreza 2.5i wagon... (11,000 miles)
#17328 of 19336 Re: 2002 Impreza 2.5 RS CEL Problem [aviboy97]
Aug 02, 2007 (12:54 pm)
Oxy sensor? Doesn't a code get recorded for diagnosis even if the CEL goes back off?
#17329 of 19336 Re: 2002 Impreza 2.5 RS CEL Problem [aviboy97]
Aug 02, 2007 (4:11 pm)
The computer still stores a code. Hook up an ODB2 scanner and get us the code, then we'll know more.
#17330 of 19336 Re: Rear seat rattle [jay_24]
Aug 02, 2007 (6:03 pm)
A turn or two with electrical tape helps.
Don't over do. Two turns was enough to make the seat on my WRX wagon latch snug.
#17331 of 19336 Gravelly sound in steering column
Aug 03, 2007 (12:47 am)
Hi--I'm looking at buying an 'o8 auto Forester at a great price. I love the vehicle but on the test drive I noticed a slight sound (described above). The salesman felt it sounded like water--to me it was more like gravel or sand--not a lot, and not all the time.
Should I be alarmed? I know I'll be pressured to buy right away when I go in, and it is a GREAT price, but I don't want to be stuck. And sadly, the dealership has TERRIBLE ratings in all the reviews I"ve found on line (especially service) which makes me very nervous about buying there. Any thoughts would be really helpful.
There is also an 08 manual but the price isn't as good. I sure enjoyed driving both of them...
#17332 of 19336 Re: Gravelly sound in steering column [bzribee]
Aug 03, 2007 (6:02 am)
Can you test drive a different one? There's no way I'd drive home in something that already had a noticeable (and annoying) problem.
#17333 of 19336 Re: Gravelly sound in steering column [bzribee]
Aug 03, 2007 (7:49 pm)
Take your great price quote to another dealership that does have a good reputation. No sense giving a questionable dealer your business, and most places will match or beat a quote.
#17334 of 19336 gravelly noise
Aug 03, 2007 (9:15 pm)
Thanks--you're right. I can look further. And the dealers I've worked with have been very responsive when I've asked them to match a price. Off we go!