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Plug swap failed to fix miss on my WRX - looking for ideas

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

definitely reproduced the problem by cycling the a/c comp while driving in 4th at about 2200 rpm. I tightened the belt, it did seem loose.

tomorrow, hopefully, it won't still be doing it. if it is, maybe the compressor is going bad?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

thanx to everyone for hanging in there with your ideas and support.

seems normal now.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

Some drag is normal when the AC compressor engages. Can you spin the compressor hub easily by hand?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:37 AM

I can't feel it cycle now. The belt must have been skipping/slipping/grabbing or ???? Someone on another Forum suggested looking for oil on the belt. Looks clean, no stains, etc.

newest mystery, at some time, I seem to have lost the gasket on the oil filler cap. I never found an unusual part in my garage, it isn't stuck to the filler tube, but it's been many years since the dealer has done an oil change on it, so ????
got a gasket on order from ebay.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

I've nearly lost that gasket at least half a dozen times. It sticks to the filler tube just until you get the cap screwed off then it pops loose and falls off the side. Drives me crazy.
I bet its sitting under your ac compressor or the intake manifold if it didnt fall on the ground.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

I've nearly lost that gasket at least half a dozen times. It sticks to the filler tube just until you get the cap screwed off then it pops loose and falls off the side. Drives me crazy.
I bet its sitting under your ac compressor or the intake manifold if it didnt fall on the ground.

I'm gonna look, thanx

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

Fairtax4me , you win the Internets !, I award you one of these;

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I found the gasket between the dipstick tube and the rear of the timing cover. It had to have been there at least 6 months if I dropped it. (I can't see how it wasn't me.)


so, I feel like this;

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

That's awesome that it was still there!
I learned to check for the gasket when I get the filler cap unscrewed about 3/4 of the way. If its stuck to the filler I just nudge it with my finger to break it loose, then spin the cap back on so the gasket seats into the recess, then I can remove the cap without the gasket rolling away.





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