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'92 Loyale rough startup
Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:04 PM
I've tried various things to get it to run right such as remove the egr valve and cleaned it. And also checked the operation of the associated vacuum switches that are connected to it.This didn't seem to make a difference.
I've even taken it to a reputable Subaru dealer to have it checked and they couldn't tell me what was wrong with it. They did say that I had a code 55 and that it wasn't supposed to be there as that code is only for a California emissions car and this one is a Federal emissions car??
I'm a little suspect of the mechanics there at that dealership because while I was there I could smell something burning out in the waiting area. What it turned out to be was that the spring on the hillholder was broken and the brakes were stuck on my car and they couldn't even figure that out. When they brought me out to show me where the hillholder was (like I didn't already know) I noticed the spring just hanging there. I said to them, "isn't that spring supposed to pull that lever back into position?" Oh, he says we didn't even notice that!
What they did recommend trying was to take the ECU out of another Subaru and see if that clears the problem up. I do have an old '88 out back that I could do that with if I can find the ECU. Does anyone there know where the ECU's are located on these cars?? Or conversly does anybody have any clue as to what the heck this problem could be?
So far I'm about $150 poorer and my Subaru still isn't running right, so I hope somebody there can give some much needed advice. Thanx in advance for any input that you can give. Toni.
Posted 26 November 2004 - 07:51 AM
I did find a link under my post that sounds exactly like the problem that I'm having , but, darn it all I can't get it to open. Not sure if it is too old now or what? Can anyone there help me out and direct me to another link like the one that is listed below? Thanx.
I'll post the link if I can, http://usmb.ultimate...p?threadid=6489
Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:12 AM
Here is the correct link for the page you requested
This post outlines what I believe to be your problem.
The Fuel Injection Coolant Thermosensor.
It tells the ECU the engine is cold and to add more fuel.
If your 88 is fuel injected (SPFI) it will have the same FI CT.
Upper rad hose connection on the engine.
There are two there, the one with two wires connected to it, is the one you need.
Hope this helps
Hope this helps.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:44 AM
I called my local NAPA store to price out a new FICT and they only wanted $96 for it. I can't believe they are that much, its just a small plug and a couple wires, what gives?? Maybe the one out of the old '88 will work for a while and I can get one later on.
I wonder why that particular part isn't listed in the trouble code sequence?? I guess that code 55 was just a phantom code and not really anything to go by. Do you think I should tell the dealership what the problem ended up being? Maybe I could sell them the info. back for half of the $65 they charged me to do the diagnostic and didn't really get a diagnosis. Ha, that's a laugh.
Anywho I just wanted to let you know that it looks like I'm all set and that I'm forever in your debt. I'll definitely put you guys in my favorites column and check in from time to time. I'm also thinking about making a donation. Hell you saved me a few bucks in research alone. Again thanks a bunch, Toni.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 05:36 PM
Incidentally I just purchased the FICS for my Legacy,
looks very similar but no wires, plug fits on unit.
The Subaru dealer only charged me 30 beans plus tax.
Might go price one there?
They might not give you a refund but may cut you some slack on the coolant sensor?
Good luck and welcome aboard the good ship USMB
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