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#1 heisenbergup

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 08:49 PM

1999 outback starts, but won't keep running. After initially going to idle rpms in a few seconds rpm's drop and it quits running. If I give it gas after it starts and try to hold rpm's steady the same happens: RPM's drop and it quits running. Has anyone had this problem and know what is malfunctioning. Thanks.

#2 kevinsUBARU

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 08:56 PM

is it throwing a check engine light?

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 09:21 PM

Did anything unusual happen prior to the problem?
Anyone under the hood before, to do work or check oil, etc.?
Driving in a lot of snow or rain recently?
When it first starts and runs, is it smooth RPM or stumbling before it quits?

Could be any number of things from a loose connection of a hose or wire under the hood to a clogged fuel filter or just a dirty air filter.

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:51 PM

I replaced the air filter the day before problem started. I also checked the oil level and the EGR valve. When it starts up it runs smooth before quitting.

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:53 PM

It is not throwing a check engine light.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 12:04 AM

did you check to make sure all hoses an vac lines connected??

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 12:55 AM

did you check to make sure all hoses an vac lines connected??


Ditto... check all hoses ...
Now do it again.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:15 AM

This happened to me once, after an air filter change. I accidentally disconnected the IAC hose, which is out of sight underneath the main air intake pipe. Get a flashlight and hunt it down under your bonnet.

Also, check you air filter box, it might not be closed properly.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 06:22 AM

agree, sounds exactly like the iac hose. very easy to unhook it doing the air filter

#10 heisenbergup

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:53 PM

Thanks to all who responded. It was a hose that came loose while manipulating the air filter housing to replace the filter. Problem fixed. Thanks again.




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