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  1. So, after checking all vaccum lines, checking some fuses and cleaning all grounds, only left with MAP sensor code. The other two codes went away after cleaning and tightening the ground off the negative battery terminal. And when running the car acts a heck of a lot better. I'm guessing bad ground was the reason for IAC and MAF codes, but only time will tell. Scanner detected MAP was getting nothing in live data. The wiring is clean, no weird bends or such, and has power. so the sensor is caput, as far as I can tell? Anyone know if replacement with a used one is a bad idea? The price difference is kind of surprising. If I could spend $25 instead of $80 I can't say I would mind. I really appreciate everyone's input.
  2. OBD2 actually worked... Ive had a strange time with scanners before but the newer one is apparently much more reliable. Pulled codes P0100, P0101, and P0505. MAF, MAP circuits and IAC malfunction... Is it a load of crap that 95s ran on OBD1? Or am I just lucky? Electrical/scanning and such really isn't my strong suit. I much prefer the labor intensive side of mechanical work. So, now best bet is to check the circuit between MAF and ECU? I already swapped for another MAF and had no change. 505 says IAC... Is that wiring on the same circuit as MAF?
  3. Thanks. It's getting dark here, so I looked but didn't dig too deep. Didn't seem to see any chafing in any of the wires... Possible loose ground? Swapped the MAF and it does the same thing, so if it is a sensor, it isn't that one. Tomorrow I'll attack the electrical, I suppose, and see if I can't find anything odd.
  4. So, I lurk on theses forums often, looking for advice on small repairs. But this issue has me stumped. My 95 Legacy had a broken rack and pinion (its a long story) and the steering would bind terribly when turning. With winter coming up, we decided we best fix the issue, as it is the daily driver and that seemed incredibly dangerous. We pull the rack and pinion, and replaced it. Now, the steering is fantastic, but the engine dies randomly. Everything just shuts off, quiet as can be. At first, it happened when test driving the new steering. Check engine light flashed, dash when manic. It died and would not even crank. Disconnected the battery, waited 30 seconds, and the car fired fine, and drove home. Watching it run, everything seemed fine. The next day, going to work, it died after a shallow corner, and same thing, only disconnecting the battery would get it to fire, but this time no dash light weirdness. Once at work, it died when parking. So, I fired it up, and pressed the pedal down to see what would happen. Rpm's started acting strange, wrong readings, jumping up and down while the engine sounded as if it was at slightly fast idle. Lots of smoke, (though this could be because we flushed the power steering fluid when replacing rack and pinion, there was some nastiness). Got someone to follow us home, and the car was fine, until we crossed the highway. Rpm's spiked, without giving any power, almost like a tranny issue?? But it subsided, and did not die until we got just the the end of the driveway. (About forty minutes.) Now, when pressing the break pedal, the temp sensor spikes. Confused, i did some research, thinking it might be the ECM, but I am starting to doubt that. It was having a little trouble starting, and I dismissed that as colder/wetter weather. Could this be the MAF? IAC? Alternator? Cam or Crankshaft sensor? I thought IAC but the highway lurch convinced me otherwise. When idling in park in runs fine and I can't get the problem to repeat when it isn't being driven. I am assuming it's electrical at this point, but I don't really know where to start... Do I check grounds, pull sensors? Is there a solid explanation for why it will run fine for a minute after unplugging the battery? I don't have a scanner that will read OBD1, so codes are a little out of reach. Any and all input is greatly appreciated, this Sooby has been in the family awhile and I hate the thought of loosing it. Thanks.
  5. Well, many thanks to all of you! We finally discovered what we did wrong... This is going to sound funny I hope, as I am still laughing at myself for it. We installed the Cam pullys wrong. The right one is on Drivers side.... I can chalk it up to a loooong day... we read on this site that the number 1 thing was that we did something in the wrong order or put something in the wrong spot.... we of course only realized our mistake after going through ALL the wiring, but hey. I really appreciate this site and all of your help. we will be swapping the Pully's to the right position tomorrow morning. Thanks again!
  6. Hi all, figured I should introduce myself, as I am currently scouring the internet to find a solution to get my car working again, and this site seemed to be the best bet. I'll be reading all I can, wish me luck! and a BIG thanks to everyone who put their time and effort in to this site!
  7. Hello all, we recently went through our 95 Subaru legacy 2.2L, redid the head gaskets and replaced several other seals, got it all put back together and now we have no spark. we checked the coil pack, Crank sensor, Ignitor, Fuses, Cam sensor, Timing (4 times..), and still nothing. but we dont have a code reader and would like to check the ECM, before going all the way through the wiring. any help would be greatly appreciated, we are at our wits end here. Thanks in advance!
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