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Check Engine - '97 Impreza - Please Help


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#1 ThePunisher

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 05:04 PM

I know that I should first search the boards, though I am about to head off to work and do not have the time at the moment, please do forgive me for that, though I am hoping somone that has had an issue of this nature in the past can help.

I now own a '97 Impreza 2.2L and the check engine light is on, the tank is full and the gas cap is on tight so I know it is not something as simple as that, though beyond that, I am not sure.

I will probably run it by a local shop tomorrow, though I was wondering if there is anything specific I should check for before taking it down to the shop and if so, what can be done?

I just had to see the car have an problem already, while it is used, it is rather new to me since the previous car I had was complete junk, hence me getting this one.

The light just seems to have came on too as it did not when I was test driving or anything of that nature.

Any assistence is appreciated!!!

#2 Adnan

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 05:41 PM

Hi,

First thing, take it to a place where they can read the trouble codes for you. Some parts places (AutoZone) will do it free, others may charge a nominal fee.

Once you know the code, you'll have a better idea of where to start. This really is the first step.

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Adnan

#3 demsgudeatin

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 05:47 PM

How many miles? Let me guess and say just over 60K. Magically the light went on in my forester after 60K and my WRX at 62K. Only happens when I don't use brute force to secure the gas cap. The check engine light thing is a reason to get you into the dealer so they can relieve you of some funds to tell you the gas cap is not sealing properly.




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