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arg... have a miss...

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#1 Meeky Moose

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:38 AM

more of a rant than anything.. our 01' outback with only 62k developed a miss in cyl 4.. i swapped plugs, wires, etc.. to no avail... miss is still there.. only thing left is a bad fuel injector..

just burns my nuggets to have to replace a fuel injector at only 62k miles... especially when its 15 degrees outside..

BTW.. if you have one of these layin around, i really need one asap:-\

#2 lmdew



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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:46 AM

Can you here the injector clicking?
Have you checked the voltage at the injector?

I have some 98 2.5 injectors, don't know if they are the same or not

#3 Meeky Moose

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:06 AM

well i can hear them all clicking when its running.. the miss is sorta intermittent as it does fire on that cyl once in awhile.. usually over 2k rpms..

don't have a volt meter.. guess i need to go get one today :-\

#4 DerFahrer


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:59 AM


#5 idosubaru


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:01 AM

does the check engine light ever come on?
does it always do it - cold and warm?
did you use Subaru ignition wires?

maybe you (or car!) has bad gas?
i highly doubt it's a fuel injector.

#6 Skip


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:10 AM

Tony?? -that you??
Moved to CO??

If it's clicking no need for a noid or a multimeter.

I'd check the compression on that cyl.
PITA I know
But it could be carbon build up on the valves.

Might get lucky with some Seafoam.

#7 Meeky Moose

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

yeah skip, its me, we moved.. :/

well i've already ruled out bad gas, i ran it half missing until the fuel light came on, then filled it with super.. made no difference.. pulled the fuel filter and drained it into a glass jar to make sure there was no water in it..

i can pull the wires (still factory) from the coil pack or the engine while its running an visually watch a nice blue spark over 2 inches long arc.. makes no difference if i swap wires with another cylinder.

check engine light always comes on, and code is always cyl 4 misfire..

and again, its only got 62k on it.. and its had seafoam run through when we drove it 1700 miles in one sitting in august..

#8 Meeky Moose

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:36 PM

ok well, i got it fixed.. even though spark was blue and shooting 2" out of the end of plug wire #4 the wire was still bad.. i figured this out by swapping it with cyl 2. the miss then transfered to cyl 2..

a $30 set of wires from autozone and she's good as new..

still bugs me that a plug wire goes bad in 60k miles.. :/

#9 scrapdaddytatum


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:26 PM

i told ya so........

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