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Subaru Impreza Engine Problems

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  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yup, even the gauges in todays cars are generally idiot lights. There may be a physical gauge there, but it really only has 3 positions...

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • tuttttuttt Posts: 1
    My backup lights are not working. I have concluded that it is the switch since I can make them come one sporadically by wiggling the shifter.

    Does anyone know where the backup light switch is located on a 1997 Subaru Impreza Wagon with manual transmission?

    My car has State inspection coming up next month and I don't want to have to pay a mechanic big $$$ to fix it. :( If I can find it, I can fix it

    Thanks!!!
  • i just bought a 94 impreza i really like this car but the check eng light comes on after about 15 minutes of warmup time and 30 to 40 minutes of driving then it runs rough and it starts to burn gas i get good milage when light is out and bad when on could it be the o2 senser or map
  • I'd suggest taking your car to a car parts store that will read OBD codes and determine precisely what your problem is. Although it sounds to me like a faulting knock sensor (I had similar problems on a 2000 impreza - would have check engine light on some days, off others - car idled/ran rough when it was on). I ended up moving the knock sensor to a different thread about 2 inches away and this solved my problem. You could try running a higher octane fuel too - if your check engine light doesn't come on, then it's most likely a knock sensor issue.
  • have 53 sti, start car when cold, leave to tick over no problem but start and drive down road engine starts struggerling then dies or when stopping at the end of street,does this once or twice, once warm no problems at all changed plugs,coils.water temp.sensor can any one help
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Unfortunately a 94 won't have an OBDII code in it cause it's OBDI. My guess is that it's the cat, but that's only a guess. Bring it to a dealer and have them read the code. It'll cost about $95 but it'll tell you what the code is for.

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    My guess is a faulty intake manifold gasket.

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • grazgraz Posts: 4
    my 08 impreza just randomly started making a rattleing noise, it seems to be coming from the front on the passenger side. any suggestions?
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    Interior or exterior?

    If interior, is it intermittent and loud or is it consistent and muffled?
  • grazgraz Posts: 4
    it is exterior, it kinda makes a noise like a loose exaust pipe would, but i have no problems accelerating and it doesn't get that loud.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    Hmmm. Does it do it constantly? If it sounds like a loose exhaust pipe, I almost want to say "heat shield," but more information is good...
  • grazgraz Posts: 4
    someone else said that the heat shield might be loose and that subaru's are famous for having problems with the heat shield. it didn't make the noise on my way to work and 8 hours later when i started it, it was making that noise
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    Yeah, that sounds like a good place to start. Unless they are very loose, heat shields are not necessarily consistent rattlers.

    Oddly, the only problem I ever had from a heat shield on my '96 was a bent shield due to running over a large rock through a construction zone on my way up to Alaska. The bent shield rubbed against the rear driveshaft and caused it to squeal. Eventually, once we made it home, I put it up on ramps, located the point of contact, and moved it back into shape. Problem fixed. ;)
  • jimv1125jimv1125 Posts: 5
    ty taking it to a dealer to get code dont have knock sensor
  • jimv1125jimv1125 Posts: 5
    ty mike am taking it in to get code
  • grazgraz Posts: 4
    started the car up today...no issues. it was 50 out today and i heard that they do that in the cold and they can be tightened but they'll eventually loosen up again. guess i'll take it in to get looked at
  • mutty122mutty122 Posts: 1
    hi can anyone tell me ............ my turbo kicks in alot better cold than when hot ? and what sort of turbo would a 1994 wrx import have.. td04 ? td05 ? thanks .andy
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Cold air is more dense, so that makes perfect sense. Also, a turbo compresses the air, which heats it up, so you lose some of the power gains, which is why intercoolers are so common.

    Not sure about the specific turbo, though.
  • jimv1125jimv1125 Posts: 5
    anyone know what an asv solenoid is?
  • tunerguy87tunerguy87 Posts: 1
    hey i have a 06 subaru wrx and i was thinking about taking out the cayalyicconverter but i was told that it might be a bad idea but others say its all good. what should i do. p.s. i was looking for extra hp and a better sound. will that work
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