2006 subaru outback wagon check eng.

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Old 10-03-09, 03:13 PM
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2006 subaru outback wagon check eng.

2006 Subaru Outback wagon. 48K. Rough starting. Check engine light flashed then stayed on. Cruise light flashes. (cruise is not on) Happened a few weeks ago. Disconnected battery which solved problem for a few weeks. Problem has resumed. Thank you
 
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Going to need to read the codes before starting any troubleshooting. Some parts places like AutoZone will do it for free (in hopes you'll buy the repair parts). Just don't throw parts at it on their recommendation; the codes can't always pinpoint the problem.
 
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Thank you. The codes came back 303, which I belive is 3rd cyl. mis-fire.
 
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Going to need to read the codes before starting any troubleshooting. Some parts places like AutoZone will do it for free (in hopes you'll buy the repair parts). Just don't throw parts at it on their recommendation; the codes can't always pinpoint the problem.
Code is 303. Number three cylinder mis-fire. Would it benefit to try changing plugs?
 
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Its not always the plugs for Subaru misfires. You can pull it and check the condition and gap of the plug but it could also be a clogged/dirty injector,coil pack going bad or even a poor electrical connection to the coil pack. If you pull the plug and it looks fine and the gap is within range, I would mark the coil pack and swap it with the other coil pack on the same side. If the misfire moves to the other cylinder than you know its the coil pack. Unfortunately the coil pack have an integrated ignitor so you can't really test the coil pack like other electrical components. Also putting a can of Seafoam or BG44K wouldn't hurt either if it is a dirty injector.
 
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