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#126 of 298 My New Car Is Dieing...Why?
Dec 18, 2007 (6:22 am)
I have a 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5L RS Coupe. It is a standard and only has 87k miles on it...this is the problem or should say problems:
1 - Doesnt like to go in reverse...once in reverse cant get it out of reverse...like i can take it out of reverse and it be "nutral" but i cant put it in any gears...i took it to five differant garages and they said my clutch is fine...i usally have to play with my car for 2 to 3 hours with the shifter and double clutchin and it will evenutally go into gear...when im driven on the interstate (every day) ill put it in to fifth gear and say i catch up to a car (which isnt hard to do) waiting to past him ill take my foot off the gas so my rpms drop and i slow down...and i can see my shifter in fifth gear go up in down...hard...i had a broken trani mount and thought that was the case...nope still does it....
2 - Just a week ago up to today when i stop or roll and take off...my car makes a poppin noise from the motor i know what a CV joint makes so i know its not that....it makes the popin noise like its miss firing or something in 2 and 3 gear...and it jerks the car...
3. low gas milliage...i travle to work every week (5days) which is a 48 mile total to work and back home...and i will fill it to where that gas is commin out so i know shes full...and drive her to "E" pretty much like a 1/16 of a tank...and only able to get 200 miles total so ya im fillin up every four days...and i go 75 mph on the interstate...
anyone have and ideas on any of my 3 problems post what you think is the case...but only if you know what your truley talkin about...becaseu i dont have time to screw around i want someone that knows whats they are talkin about...i need theses answer so i can fix them asap because im in the ARMY and its my only ride....because i live in the sticks(maine) near not to many people that travle the way i do in the morning...
#127 of 298 Re: My New Car Is Dieing...Why? [germanboypro]
Dec 18, 2007 (10:11 pm)
3. How many gallons are you putting in when you go 200 miles? Your gauge could be off and you are filling at 1/16 but it may be 1/2 or something else.
2. Popping like a miss? or popping like something is loose. I would say motor mounts may be in play given the age of the car.
1. When did you last change your trans fluid? What are the ambient temps? I'd say go with a fresh fluid change to synthetic.
#128 of 298 Re: My New Car Is Dieing...Why? [paisan]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:15 am)
3. when i fill up i fill up till gas is coming out...and i drive it till the gas light comes on...when i fill up i put about 11.4 gallons in my car and i think i have a 12 or 13 gallon gas tank.
2. how would i go about check the mounts...and i was thinkin it might be the drive shaft clunking the pin on either end might be broken and the drive shaft could twisting off set...
1. i havent changed it sense i bought the car...only had it for 4 to 5 months but ill go ahead an do that....
addition problem....check engin light came on got it check it was the knock senser only thing that came up...replaced it and i was driven down the highway and it turned back on...this morning i am leaven for work and the check engin light blinks for a while then it will turn back to the solid check engin light no more blinking...wtf does that mean motor about to blow? haha
#129 of 298 Re: My New Car Is Dieing...Why? [germanboypro]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:47 am)
Ok forget the motor mounts or the drive shaft. That noise is probably the engine knocking/misfiring. The blinking CEL is an indication that you are having a misfire at that time. Could be bad wires/plugs/coilpack/knock sensor.
As for the milage you are getting about 18mpg which isn't that far off, especially if you are getting knocking and misfires. Also if you are doing an extended warmup that will knock down your milage.
#130 of 298 Re: My New Car Is Dieing...Why? [paisan]
Dec 19, 2007 (8:02 am)
ya that right about the warmin up...just last time i filled up i litterally got 200 miles exacted then i fill up threw in some dry gas (live in maine) so with the snow storms we have been getting i figure why not...and i've used a little more then half a tank and as of right no i have about 140 miles...and that warmin up and the misfiring...
ill look at the spark plugs tomorrow and why not ill change them and ill check my plugs....dont know what a coilpack is nor where thats located...but ill find it...
i love this car so i just want to fix it and babby it...well baby the out side...
#131 of 298 fuel filter
Dec 20, 2007 (4:10 pm)
I cant find were the fuel filter is on my 06 subaru sti. Can you please help.
#132 of 298 Re: fuel filter [rally5]
Dec 20, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I hate to say it, but I am pretty sure the fuel filter is located in the tank by '06 model year....
#133 of 298 Re: fuel filter [xwesx]
Dec 21, 2007 (6:14 am)
yup they are...it sucks. i think that was a poor design due to the fact i know up here in maine we replace our fuel filters every 6 to 8 months...i had an audi that the fuel filter was inside...they droped it once...then i sold the car... wasnt worth the trouble for me...
HEY! i need someone to tell me if theres anything thats out there that will boost my fuel miliage up! in maine its cold we warm the damn things up gas $$$ want better gas milliage...there a chip or and mods that i can do to boost it up with performance...
NOTE: this morning had a Camero pull up next to me this morning and smiled...i smiled back and lit his world on FIRE...advantage on my half with AWD do we just had a storm yesterday so it was still slippery...then we wanted to play on the high way...well i think we all know what happend next he can turn inbetween car like us SUB's can!!! never saw him again...ps he had a PIDDITAL!!!
#135 of 298 Knox Sensors...keep replacing them, WHY???
Dec 21, 2007 (6:30 am)
hey guys thanks for reading my post...by the way i drive a 2000 subaru impreza RS 2.5L , 2dr coupe, sillva!!! with 88k miles now!
i had another post up about my engine and trani...i have about 4 problems with my car right now...but im not going out that easy, subaru's are my life love them...anyways so these's are my current problems:
bent link for high gears that goes into my trani...
cars miss firing...
gas miliage sucks...
frozen rear caliper...Minner
and what this post is all about, i have replace a knox sensor in my car about not even jokin a month ago. check engin light came on so i got it looked at replace the knox sensor...so you know everythings fine...then the light comes on...run the codes again and its the damn sensor again...so now im like WTF!!! then another code runs by and its my coil pack that needs to be replace thats the miss firing...
yup so ill leave it at that...