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#6210 of 19283 Coil Pack???
Feb 01, 2006 (6:38 pm)
I have a 1996 Subaru Impreza 2.2 with 110K miles on it. The engine light recently came on, and the ODII read said that the 3rd cylinder was misfiring. I disconnected and reconnected the battery to reset. Engine light came on again, and the ODII read said that the 2nd cylinder was misfiring. I'm told that the coil pack may need to be replaced, but couldn't this just mean that I need to finally replace the 4 year old wires and plugs? If its the coil pack, how hard is that to change out ones self?
#6211 of 19283 Re: Dealer or independent shop for maintenance of Subaru? [jimtarheel]
Feb 01, 2006 (9:04 pm)
Ive done most of the 30K work myself, The spark plugs with the right tools are not to difficult to get at, just had to remove some of the air intake to get to it. I had a valvoline shop do the coolant and transmission flush, but I did the air filter, fuel filters myself and oil changes. save the receipts and keep good records of your services.
#6212 of 19283 Re: Coil Pack??? [rpears]
Feb 02, 2006 (11:42 am)
The coil pack sits right on top of the engine (top-center of intake manifold), so it is very easy to access and replace. It is a fairly expensive part, though. I'd go for wires and plugs first.
#6213 of 19283 Re: Coil Pack??? [rpears]
Feb 02, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I think they run about $44 apiece, but you don't have to replace all four.
Do go ahead and try the wires first, they're overdue. On my Miata I have to change wires every 30k!
#6214 of 19283 Ringing Sound from Drivers Side of Engine
Feb 02, 2006 (3:28 pm)
My 2005 OutBack 2.5i is prone to making a ringing(pinging, vibrating?) sound from the engine when I am accelerating. It sounds as if it is coming from the drivers side of the engine. No, it's not a cell phone... It is very annoying and makes me think that I am driving a sewing machine. The dealer can't find the source of the moise although they admit to hearing it.
Has anyone else had this issue? It did not exist in any of the demo cars that I have driven.
#6215 of 19283 Re: Ringing Sound from Drivers Side of Engine [perlova]
Feb 02, 2006 (6:03 pm)
Does it do it all the time or only when the engine is cold? I used the sewing machine analogy when describing the piston slap I had on my 98 Outback. I would not call the sound a ringing however.
Feb 03, 2006 (9:57 am)
Check the intake to make sure all the tubing is sealed properly. The intake silencers usually quell this noise, so that makes me think there may be a leak.
#6217 of 19283 Re: Ringing Sound from Drivers Side of Engine [perlova]
Feb 03, 2006 (6:29 pm)
I have a ringing also. I just bought a 2006 forester. There is a ringing, or a "tingling" cant really describe it, but I think it the same thing you are talking about.... The only thing I can thing of, is maybe my roof racks are catching wind, and whistling! You think thats possible?!?!?
Feb 04, 2006 (6:45 am)
They should have the rounded edge pointing forward, like the wings of an airplane. See if they are reversed, if so they will whistle like mad.
#6219 of 19283 outback fuel injector failure
Feb 05, 2006 (5:17 pm)
My 2000 outback has just failed the third injector in 60K miles. First one was at 26K, and was covered under warranty, second one was at 42K, cost me 300 dollars, and now I have had a third one fail. Is this normal for my car? I am now wondering if the two dealers have never replaced the injector, jsut did a fuel flush. I hate having to even go into the dealer, but cannot find out how I could replace this myself. Has anyone here seen this problem before?