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engine misses idle and check engine light is on?


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#1 jstriker

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:57 PM

my car has the check engine light on and a slight miss at idle and an annoing ticking sound when the car is in gear.. the tick goes away when its in neutral and when its on the road..... i did a search and found this topic.... http://www.ultimates...light=idle miss and it mentions the egr solinoid maybe being the problem im pretty new at working on my car and dont quite know where everything is... so im wondering where the egr solinoid is located... ive already replaced the plugs and wires.. checked the coil.. switched some sensor that mounts to the back of the intake (i hope thats not the egr solinoid) and my next guess would be the o2 sensor?... any help would be greatly appreciated.. thanks

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:54 PM

get the codes pulled and post them here. someone will me able to point you in the right direction then

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:06 AM

im a newbie so how do i pull the codes?

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:11 AM

Might help if we knew what year, make and model you drive.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 01:46 AM

Might help if we knew what year, make and model you drive.


DOH!!!! sorry its a 91 legacy with a 16v so whatever motor number that is?... also i was told that autozone might have the decoder thing and that it might be free to hook up and check? does anyone know about this?

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:15 AM

You do not need autozone for this. Follow this link and then thank Josh and me later...

http://www.surrealmi...aru/subaru.html

Hope this helps

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:54 PM

ok after spending 30 mins trying to undo someones wonderfull maskingtape job to keep the connectors hidden from my fat fingers.... i ran a code check and came up with 12.... and 14... i just replaced the starter so im not worried about that i dont think... so i guess ill see about replacing the #1 injector and see what happens then? unless somone can give me a better idea? well im off to the suby yard to see about returning some parts i didnt need... thanks josh and colorado....... thats a very helpfull site you got there... and your car is OHHHHH so clean.... looks good

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 04:50 PM

That would be Josh's (legacy777) car and his website. He has helped alot of us. He even called me the other day to help me with a problem I was having.

My legacy is a wagon....

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:29 AM

ok.... i switched out the #1 injector.... NO difference... hmmm? now im stumped..... im gonna try the codes again tomorrow morning... see if it brings up something else... anyone got any ideas on what it might be?

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:03 PM

Long time since you posted here, still around?

You know you have to get rid of the codes, after you fix a problem -- they're stored and keep displaying until you clear the computer. Then, if the problem was fixed too, no new codes.




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