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Nov 12, 2009 (2:35 pm)
Dear Australia and merogul,
I usually use regular unleaded gas. But lately I have been using BP regular unleaded gas,and the car engine wants to stall when it is idling. I wonder if I should use better gasoline? But so far my ignition problem has not happened since March, I have my fingers crossed! When I used Exxon regular unleaded gas, the car ran much better.
My car is a 2007 Subaru Impreza, 1.5 engine automatic. Maybe the key is not making a connection in the ignition. Have a tech take the steering column apart.
I hope this helps!
#232 of 298 Re: Engine Trouble
Nov 13, 2009 (1:29 am)
Dear imprezaohno09 and claudettec,
I have tried the key trick but I do not think that it helped me. I tried that last night and this morning I could not see any differences. One of my friend told me to do the same trick without pulling out the key. Turn the ignition key half way and lack and open the door by using ignition key and start the engine.
My car sometimes behaves like Claudettec's car. It happened a couple of times when I used the car first and the second day. May I ask the altitude of your cities. The altitute of Kars, the city I live, 1775 meter. So there is usually low air pressure here in summer and it is very cold in winter. I think the engine cannot adjust itself to this high altitude. My car starts fine at the sea level. I do not think that a key trick can solve my problem.
#233 of 298 Re: Engine Trouble [merogul]
Nov 13, 2009 (2:03 am)
Hey guys sorry that it never work, more sad news, basically after calling Subaru Australia today I was spoke to rudely and basically told that it was USER error.
I then basically shoved it down here throat over the phone, and hung up.
She was ignorant and degrading, told me that it was user error when it was not at all.
Going to send letters of disgust to Subaru Austrlaia and Subaru Japan.
Disgusted with the way I was treated by her especially after driving for 14 years basically told I was a idiot over the phone.
#234 of 298 Re: Engine Trouble [imprezaohno09]
Nov 13, 2009 (1:49 pm)
Guys have you thought about putting this on other forums also to see the response?
Seems to be across the board issue ranging in years for my problem, maybe some might be able to help you. www.wrx.com.au, I am pit_bull on there. This is the response I got from a user on there. Still similar to my problem, maybe there is no definate cure to ignition problems because Subaru will not answer the question. But now it reach's far back to 1998. Post below is what a user posted on there forum, the technical talk, if you do consider and have problems getting account email the admin. I am only trying to get you guys some serious help or ideas, anyhow onto the response from that site.
Unfortunately I can't give you a definite cause, but I've also experienced this issue on my Australian delivered MY98 which I purchased new in 1998. It only ever happened three times in the ten years I had the car, but on each occasion the car would turn over as normal but it would refuse to start. The first time it happened I simply left the car overnight and it started again the next morning. The next two occasions the car was taken to a mechanic familiar with WRXs who could find no error code on the ECU nor reason for the failure to start.
The second time I took the car to the mechanic (Cromwood Auto) they swapped the coolant sensor (on a hunch) and although the problem never appeared again (had the car for a further 3 years) the sensor was never confirmed as the cause.
Hopefully this might be helpful in some slight way. Good luck with the diagnosis.
Nov 14, 2009 (8:29 am)
Dear merogul and people from Australia,
Like I said my car has not misbehaved since March of 2009. I have read your problems, which seem worse than mine. Do you think it could be a computer glitch? I know a person who has a 2007 Toyota and it happened to him also. The car did the same thing mine did, and then it started! He called the dealer and they said it was a computer glitch. Of course, they could not get it to do it again at the dealership. Merogul, I don't know the altitude of the city of Pittsburgh. It is a very rocky and mountains here though. As far as error codes, I don't know what or where to find that on a Subaru.
I think the dealerships or techs are just guessing on what to do. As far as Subaru being rude to Australia, I would complain to a supervisor or manager.
Good luck everyone!
#237 of 298 Re: Engine Trouble [imprezaohno09]
Nov 15, 2009 (12:30 pm)
I have written some other forums related to Subaru. I have explained the problems of my car in detail. I have done some of the suggestions. However, nothing helped. Most people said that my car is a lemon and I should have sued them.
I told the dealer in Turkey about coolant sensor. They said that the computer would have shown an error about it.
Since I have already sued them I do not want to make any changes on the ignition system of my car.
#238 of 298 Re: Engine Trouble [imprezaohno09]
Nov 15, 2009 (12:42 pm)
I have sent a fax to Japan about the difficulties I had been having with my car and the subaru dealer in Turkey. They are just sorry that I am having those problems and they said that the Subaru distributor in Turkey has all the means and responsibilities to help me. If that was the case, why had I bothered to send them a fax? I just think that they are ignorant and do not care.
#239 of 298 Re: Engine Trouble [merogul]
Nov 15, 2009 (3:47 pm)
Same kinda similar issue my friend, last night I constructed a letter to the dealership I purchased it from now the car is running I am asking why I was treated to such a delightful array of accusations that the USER was at fault now there is a Subaru Technial Service Bulletin stating problem with the immobilizer.
I dare say if you have done all the reading yeah, your 100% on the money, I just thought I would try my hardest to get on here and see what I could do to help you both, obviously claudette is fixed, I am just so sorry I could not do anything for you.
Would like to know that fax number if there was someway to get it to me, I was hunting japan and fuji industries last night but still could not get any contact details other than those of ones in Australia.
If you are to send the fax number to ardisthotmaill.com that would be greatly appreciated, so it gives me at aleast 1 lead into Japan.
BUT it's the same attitude you faced I am facing, the computer never error'd so, "YOU HAVE NO IDEA what your talking about".
This is totally wrong approach to customers, as I have stated I have driven various cars, some have had unique problems that never showed up on the computer and also that the mechanic never detected.
I will be sending and creating various letters today, so wish me luck my friend.
#240 of 298 CARB PROBLEM PLEASE HELP
Nov 26, 2009 (10:57 am)
Question about a subaru ea81 engine out of a rabbit somewhere between 82-89 model. i built a rock crawler and used this engine i can't get fuel to carb. put new fuel pump on it not it. you can put your hand over the intake and crank it that way. fuel want spray into carb. there is some wires on the carb but don't know were they go.i'm sure it's something simple but i'm not seeing it. help please