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#17428 of 19283 2000 subaru outback...fuel injector or transmission?
Nov 02, 2007 (2:25 pm)
i have a 2000 subaru legacy outback and in the last week i've been having a recurring problems while trying to accelerate. when i am driving at 40mph or below it drops in rpms and will refuse to accelerate then when i push on the gas more it will skip a bit and accelerate as normal. this doesnt happen all the time. also sometimes it will seem to sputter.
ive read other discussions on this forum that seem similar to my problem, and i came to the conclusion that it may be the fuel injector, my dad also suggested that that may be the problem. last night i purchased a fuel system cleaner so i'm just waiting for it to do its job to see if thats the problem. if anyone has any suggestions as to what the problem might be that would be great.
#17429 of 19283 Re: 2000 subaru outback...fuel injector or transmission? [mdshat]
Nov 02, 2007 (2:30 pm)
That sounds like a fuel filter to me... I'd start there, swap it out for $15 rather than tear everything apart. See if that does the trick.
Nov 02, 2007 (2:34 pm)
That is what I thought
#17431 of 19283 Re: Recurring computer glitch in my '07 Outback [snowbrom21]
Nov 02, 2007 (7:09 pm)
Starting to look more and more to be the ECU.
A bad ECU will send the Techs on a wild goose chase.
Engine startles and hesitates, at first. No CEL.
When CEL finally shows up, flashing and then steady,
the code was misfire on all four cylinders.
By that time, the engine will stall anywhere anytime after 40+ miles of driving.
Changed the plugs. No change.
Code still showing misfire all four.
Tried changing relay. No change.
Put old relay back.
Diagnosed with computer and it showed that engine is running lean but code still showing misfire all 4. Tried swapping O2 sensor. No change. Put old one back.
Stuck an ECU from another car. Everything back to normal.
Ordered new ECU. Good as new since then.
#17432 of 19283 Re: Recurring computer glitch in my '07 Outback [hypov]
Nov 02, 2007 (7:35 pm)
I think you're right because i was able to find out which codes were shown the first time and they don't match the codes that are showing after the most recent shut-downs. Seems like the ECU is screwed up and just spitting out random codes as its sputters out.
I'm sure that they'll determine the best course of action is an ECU swap. I don't think there's much else they can do.
I'll be sure to keep this message board posted in case anyone runs into the same problem in the future.
#17433 of 19283 06 Outback losing coolant and engine hesitation.
Nov 05, 2007 (5:46 am)
I hope someone someone could offer feedback if they have the same issue. 06 outback 2.5i auto w/7,900 miles. In one year the coolant level in resevoir tank has gone from full to low mark and I've added a bit of coolant in between. The level is check when car is "cold". What is "normal" coolant consumption? Should I ever have to add any? No coolant on floor, think it might be internal. Taking it to dealer today, to have them check for coolant in oil and a pressurization test. From day one, I've noticed the car when stopped at light on a hill,step on gas and it hesitates as if to stall but doesn't, also does it on flat surfaces sometimes,tough to describe. Service manager took it for test drive w/me and said couldn't feel anything. Quite frustrating when you know it's not normal,should I keep pursuing until they find it? They didn't run diagnostics on it. This is 3rd subie (1st outback) the others never did this. Thank you very much.
#17434 of 19283 Re: 06 Outback losing coolant and engine hesitation. [rebel71]
Nov 05, 2007 (7:35 am)
In some earlier Legacys (like my old 1997) there were problems with the engine knock sensor. Replacement of the sensor and/or the bonding of the sensor to the block was the fix for the hesitation.
#17435 of 19283 Re: Question with a '06 WRX OEM Stereo fit an '02 WRX? [paisan]
Nov 05, 2007 (2:26 pm)
I agree with mike.
It was very easy on my 98 Forester.
On our 02 Legacy is was a bit harder because you need a very long screw driver to remove one bolt in the back, but the Impreza is more like the Forester.
#17436 of 19283 Oil pump seal leak?
by steve_ HOST
Nov 15, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I was changing my oil tonight on my 1997 Outback Ltd with the 2.5l. Looks like a bit of oil leaking around the front of what I assume to be the oil pump cover.
Can y'all take a look at my pic and give me a diagnosis?
#17437 of 19283 Re: Oil pump seal leak? [steve_]
Nov 16, 2007 (4:43 am)
When your car is hot does it smell like burnt rubber or some other odd smell? My 95 Impreza had an oil seal/gasket fail at 34,000 which was replaced easily. This is just a guess, though always best to take it to your mechanic. Good Luck!