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Guest lazyNorm

I have a 99 2.5 Legacy GT auto with 52K miles. Lately it seems to be low on power. When I get into the gas, it doesn't have the kick that it used to. It also never seems to be in the right gear when going from a slow speed and then getting back on the gas. I almost have to floor it to get it in a gear that will accelerate. I have not had a check engine light or anything. Any ideas. The MPG are still good. I really don't want to take it somewhere and spend money to have some one tell me nothing is "wrong" or "that's normal" Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks----------Dave

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Guest lazyNorm

I got it with 32K on it, I've put plugs and wires on it at around 45K. I also changed the tranny fluid at about the same time. Other than regular oil changes and such that's about it.

I put Bosch plugs in it, which I hear is a no no, but it still gets 20 -22 mpg which it has since we got it. Do you think I should pull a plug and see if its burning properly. Thanks ------------Dave

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Guest EOppegaard

Check to make sure there is no water in the fuel. You can do this by adding some gas line antifreeze/de-icer to the tank. Also check to make sure the fuel injection system is clean.

 

Eric

 

1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon "Flash"

mywebspace.quinnipiac.edu.../flash.htm

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Guest lazyNorm

The fuel filter was changed less than a year ago. Like I said, I've kept up with maintainence. About how many miles does a oxygen sensor last typicaly. Will a bad O2 sensor give a CEL every time? Do the 99s have the the knock sensor problem I've read about some here. Just trowing some stuff out there for thoghts. Thanks--------Dave

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Guest 86Brat86

my dad has a 99 legacy L on his subaru dealership lot and it had a bad computer and it made it have a huge flat spot in it. only time you could get up and go is to the floor. hope this helps

 

matt

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Guest spagemurray

Auto-Rx performed wonders on my Mazda turbo and more so on MY00 Outback. NGK Iridium plugs are the go too IMO.

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Guest lazyNorm

Matt,

Did your dad have to replace the computer or did he have it reprogramed at the dealer or something? Thanks----Dave

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