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Old 30 Dec 2013, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Underpowered 98 classic non turbo wagon

Hi am new to the subaru world . I bort a 98 impreza wagon 2l non turbo. But after driving it feels sluggish underpowered and restricted till after 4k rpm . It does have the check engine light on and the test confirms the following issues...
Speed sensor fault - true as speedo not working
Knock sensor fault
Idle air control valve fault - true as idle is poor after it been left ticking over

My question is can any of these faulty sensors cause the car to be so sluggish and under powered ?
Any help would be great thank you
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Underpowered 98 classic non turbo wagon

When there is a light on they tend to go into limp mode so will be well down on power,
My classic did when the speedo wasnt connected.
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Underpowered 98 classic non turbo wagon

Thanks I will replace these sensor some time this week and see what happens, my thort was it would be the knock sensor
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 10:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Underpowered 98 classic non turbo wagon

Replaced the knock sensor and vehicle speed sensor. Seems to be driving abit better .......however engine light came on last night. Done the test . Code 32 ........does anyone know where the 02 sensor is located on a 98 impreza classic non turbo sport? And can I replace with a universal one?
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