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engine idiot light in 1996 Outback

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#1 eseiler


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:51 PM

I have a 2.5 96 Outback and the engine idiot light comes on and off intermittently. A couple mechanic buddies say this is typical in high-mileage Outbacks and can be safely ignored. Is this true or should I make my way to an Autozone to get the stored codes read? The car runs excellent with great gas mileage.

Thanks for any idears,

#2 TheBrian


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:47 PM

Have it read.

It could be nothing, it could be something minor that's increasing your emissions, it could be impacting your gas mileage. There's a small chance it's a problem that's affecting the longevity of other parts. In any case, you're better off at least knowing what it is, even if you decide to do nothing about it.

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