97 Legacy wagon - very random check engine light

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Duh_OZ, Aug 28, 2009.

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    Duh_OZ Guest

    Is it possible to have it tested when the check engine light isn't
    on? Blasted thing comes on about once a month and twice it went
    off on the way to my local mechanic and last night it came on again
    but the shop was closed up. All fine this A.M. and may stay that way
    for another month *ugh*.

    Have to take the car back to the guy anyway as I was having trouble
    with the hood not latching completely (would partially open when you
    went over 65MPH) and he fixed it all right, now I can't get the hood
    open LOL.
    Duh_OZ, Aug 28, 2009
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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    A common cause for CEL is a loose gas cap. Make sure it's tightened after a refill.
    Fuzzy Logic, Aug 28, 2009
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    johninky Guest

    Sure is. The trouble code is now stored. Take a drive to AutoZone
    and there they'll plug in a code reader and pull the code for you for
    no charge.
    johninky, Aug 28, 2009
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    Brad Guest

    Change the place your getting your gas, mine comes on when I use Sheetz
    gas, goes off when I use another brand.
    Brad, Aug 29, 2009
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    Duh_OZ Guest

    Sorry for the late reply, just had the code checked out. The
    "infamous' P0325 (knock sensor). It's come on a few times and goes
    off just as randomly as it goes on.

    As to the hood, I may have to rig something up, although it opens if
    you have someone lift the hood release along with someone else lifting
    the hood a crack.

    BTW, for the heck of it I did fill it up at a different gas station.
    Duh_OZ, Sep 6, 2009
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