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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Transmission, SUV
#87 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 28, 2011 (12:08 pm)
The dealer never mentioned the code. Can I just ask them for it? Shouldn't they have it in their documents? Also, stupid question, but what does the code tell you?
#88 of 113 Re: filter may be dirty [1bcpastor]
Sep 28, 2011 (12:10 pm)
hmm...I'll check this out. I have an extended warranty, so hopefully it would be covered. I'll look into that.
Interesting thing is, the last oil change showed some sediment in the old oil. Wondering if that is related.
#89 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:04 pm)
It should be documented. The code tells you which sensor(s) was out of spec, which can give someone diagnosing the issue some clues as to what went wrong. For example, if a misfire was thrown, then you know it was a fuel, air, or timing issue (or combination of those), and that can help pinpoint the problem. Since this message is in a "transmission problem" thread, one might conclude that you suspect your transmission... yet it may have nothing to do with it.
#90 of 113 Re: filter may be dirty [ttribecca]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:05 pm)
Sediment? That's not good. Consider an oil analysis so that you know what is actually in there; that could tell you something as well. They are pretty cheap at $25. I send mine to a company called Blackstone Labs.
#91 of 113 Re: filter may be dirty [xwesx]
Sep 29, 2011 (8:33 am)
Thank you, will try that.
#92 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 29, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Just called dealer, only code was P0303 w/other cylinder misfires.
#93 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Sep 29, 2011 (10:57 pm)
Okay, so have we established the number of miles on your car? If you're getting misfires, I would start with ensuring the health of the spark plug wires, the plugs themselves, and then the distributor. You can check resistance in the wires with a multimeter tool in the ohmmeter setting.
If those things check out fine, and since you have already gone through the fuel system, I would consider replacing the knock sensor and see what happens. I had a knock sensor issue with my 1996 Outback, and it never registered in the computer. Yet, once replaced, it cleared up a whole array of issues (some serious, some just annoying). It was definitely the best money I ever spent on that car.
#94 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2011 (7:25 am)
Isn't the Tribeca distributor-less?
It may need an ignition coil instead.
#95 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2011 (7:55 am)
50k miles, not a lot.
#96 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [ateixeira]
Sep 30, 2011 (8:43 am)
Coil, distributor; they serve the same purpose!