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Old 27 Sep 2008, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 51 plate wrx and when i put the foot down in 4th gear the engine light flashes.

sometimes it flashes and goes off after a while and sometimes it stays on, it only seems to flash when im in 4th gear and accelerating

any ideas

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Old 27 Sep 2008, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should do a diagnostic test, plug it in and it will tell wou the code and that will tell you whats faulty and why engine light coming on................................
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Old 28 Sep 2008, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks just seemed like such a specific fault wondered if anyone came across it before

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Old 28 Sep 2008, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks just seemed like such a specific fault wondered if anyone came across it before

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Could tell you a few areas to look at but could be wasting your time cause with the dianostic test that will tell you the specific area to look at and save you time, but just tinking their does the check engine light come on when your hitting rev limiter in 4th gear cause if so it could be the camshaft sensor...............................
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 03:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no mate its strange it just seems to come on under accleration wether high reving or not but the thing i thought strange is the fact it only does it with 4th gear

possibly getting a diagnostic done later tonight lol turns out a good mate of mine is a subaru mechanic and i didnt even know lol

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no mate its strange it just seems to come on under accleration wether high reving or not but the thing i thought strange is the fact it only does it with 4th gear

possibly getting a diagnostic done later tonight lol turns out a good mate of mine is a subaru mechanic and i didnt even know lol

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Old 29 Sep 2008, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok mechanic did a diagnostic and reckons its the plugs as its stored a missfire in cylinder 1 2 and 3 so its not so bad after all


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ok mechanic did a diagnostic and reckons its the plugs as its stored a missfire in cylinder 1 2 and 3 so its not so bad after all


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Old 01 Oct 2008, 02:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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more likely coilpacks than plugs unless the plugs havent been changed for a long long time.
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 03:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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turns out its the neutral switch on the gearbox coz for some reason it shows a fault as a missfire on all cylinders lol never mind.

the car has fsh by subaru but 60k service was done by a car dealer where i purchased the car from so it looks like havent been changed at 60k and its now 80k so time they were changed me thinks

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