I've got a 1999 Subaru Outback Wagon LTD 2.5L, MT, Dark Green, 190,000 miles.
I live in California but the car is probably from out-of-state - had to install a second cat to pass smog.
Since I've owned it, it has had a hard time taking fuel. This means that when I try to fill up the gas tank,
the nozzle keeps clicking off as if the tank is full. I've noticed that if I pull up the rubber cover around the
gas nozzle while fueling, so that any excess air pressure can escape from the tank, the overfill safety is
less likely to be tripped and click off the nozzle. I assume this is some kind of EVAP or fuel vapor issue.
I searched the forum, and the problem is more or less identical to this gentleman who owns a 2005 Legacy:
Now comes the issue. I'm trying to smog (and sell) my vechile for top dollar and need this issue resolved.
However, my CEL is on and a trouble code came up which I believe is strongly related to this problem:
P1443 - EVAP Control System Vent Control Function Problem - according to http://www.troublecodes.net/Subaru/
I am looking over my Haynes manual of my book, as well as the previous forum thread, for things to troubleshoot
and will update this thread as I conduct troubleshooting tests and learn further information. However, if anyone is
familiar with this particular problem and its symptoms, I would appreciate some clues. =)
Edited by DirtyMech, 10 August 2013 - 05:29 PM.