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Old 15 Jun 2005, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Intermittant Engine check light!?

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I've Owned my Impreza WRX (1994) for 2 weeks now I've barely had chance to drive it since the day i bought it, I drove it about 150 miles to my house with out a blink on my dashboard. After taking it for a quick spin out today i came down a hill and the engine check light came on obviously concerned and 2 miles away from my garage i nursed it home. for 1 1/2miles of which are completly flat theres a small hill with an equal drop down then i turn into my garage, On the way down the hill the light went out! I checked my oil levels cause there was a slight knock on the engine completely fine, then i plugged the green plugs together and turned the ignition on a notch, the fan started and clicking noise started i think it was 1 fast 4 short as the pattern can anyone help me?

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Old 15 Jun 2005, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi welcome to the forums ... im no expert but:

The check light could mean a massive range of things - Its usually just the vehicle's computer telling you to get it looked at soon.

If your comfortable with a error code check try this:
http://www.subaru-impreza.org/subaru...pic.php?t=3144
For the meaning of the errors see: http://www.troublecodes.net/Subaru/

If your not - them maybe a trip to the local dealer is required...

Hope this is of some use to you
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Old 15 Jun 2005, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks,

My mistake it was one long and 2 short, I'll try it again 2mrw after work.

Hopefully my posts are going to be full of the Happy Days i have with my Scoobs :twisted:
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Old 15 Jun 2005, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AberScooby

Hopefully my posts are going to be full of the Happy Days i have with my Scoobs :twisted:
I hope so Aberystwyth hey! What a place for a subaru meet - :P

Keep us informed
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Old 15 Jun 2005, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Aber 4 a meet?

There's an idea! my mate's ave got Vtec' cars mainly, But they love Scoobs now! We've had an Mr-2 meet and an M coupe. So we could introduce them to Scooby power
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Old 18 Jun 2005, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi mate

The one long and 2 short = ECU fault code 12.

This could be a historic code so if I were you carry out an ECU reset and see if it happens again
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 05:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys the lights not returned since and i now use it everyday :twisted:
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 09:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Glad to hear all is well mate
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