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#18772 of 19336 car dying and jolting - no acceleration
Jul 21, 2010 (6:11 am)
i got major problems with my 2002 Subaru outback 4 cylinder about 150k miles... when i first start car will rev way up to almost 3k and then go back and idle at about 1k....when driving and keeping a steady speed the entire car will start jolting back and forth violently and rpm's will move up and down during jolts does not always happen about 3-4 times on my 35 mile trip to work... and would randomly die when i stop.. and the car dying has gotten worst on way home from work last night it died at 6 of the 7 stop lights i stopped.... also about half the time i have no acceleration at all will take 3- 45 sec to get to 50 mph.. and when im got 70 i will push on gas and rpm's don't move at all but car will respond and make noise but will not accelerate ......have been having a shop work on car off and on for almost 5 months trying to fix this problem and they don't no what to check.... have had transmission rebuilt when went out and not have had coil pack, spark plugs, and wires, fuel filter, catalytic converter, and o2 sensor all replaces during this ordeal...... and about ready to just try to get rid of car but i love Subaru and wanna get this fix
#18773 of 19336 Re: car dying and jolting - no acceleration [bshumaker]
Jul 21, 2010 (8:03 am)
Could be a throttle body or throttle position sensor problem. Any "Check Engine" light codes?
#18774 of 19336 Re: car dying and jolting - no acceleration [samiam_68]
Jul 21, 2010 (8:14 am)
forgot to say that the throttle position sensor been replaced too and the engine light does come on sometimes but it hasn't since we replaced the coil pack 3 of the 4 cylinders was missing until we replaced that
#18775 of 19336 Re: 08 Legacy battery [girlcarbuilder]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:03 am)
I agree, no problem with more CCAs, just don't get less.
I put a bigger replacement battery in a 98 Forester and it started better than when new. No problems ever and sold it with that same battery.
#18776 of 19336 Re: tire wear on Forester [xwesx]
Jul 28, 2010 (5:20 pm)
The dealer told me that I should change all four tires at once. If there is more wear on any tire it would cause the AWD system to work harder to compensate for the slight difference in tire diameters. Right now I have more tread on the fronts than the rears.
#18777 of 19336 2006 Impreza Daytime running lights
Jul 28, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Is there any way to disconnect my daytime running lights????
#18778 of 19336 Re: 2006 Impreza Daytime running lights [mikesdelsol]
Jul 29, 2010 (6:22 am)
When you pull on the parking brake they go out on an Outback. That is probably the same on the Impreza. There probably is a way to use that circuit as a control, but why would you want to disengage a safety feature? Any accident is far more costly than low beam headlight and tail light bulbs.
#18779 of 19336 Re: 2006 Impreza Daytime running lights [saedave]
Jul 29, 2010 (9:00 am)
Dave - even better than that, since the tail lights do not operate with the front DRLs!
One click on the e-brake will turn them off, but as mentioned earlier, you can likely patch into this circuit to override them. There is no "easy fix" to turn them off, though, as it is federally-mandated to the manufacturers.
#18780 of 19336 Re: 2006 Impreza Daytime running lights [xwesx]
Jul 29, 2010 (11:09 am)
One click on the e-brake will turn them off, but as mentioned earlier, you can likely patch into this circuit to override them. There is no "easy fix" to turn them off, though, as it is federally-mandated to the manufacturers
Wes, But I'm not sure Canadian models have DRLs which suggests there is an easy, if unwise, fix. Dave