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    Check Engine Light After a Week????

    New to the forum, so I hope there isnít a thread about common reasons for a check engine light. I ran a search and really only found a couple related to modifications.

    I just got my 05 WRX last week and Iíve already got a check engine light. After a relatively long trip yesterday, I got back into my car, and was greeted with the CEL. The car is running well, and the CEL is solid so I donít think itís a big deal.

    I called the dealership and they said they couldnít help me till Monday, when the service department was open, but as you might imagine Iím a little concerned. The receptionist gave me the ďItís probably a lose gas cap,Ē but I donít think thatís the case, since I didnít get gas the day the CEL popped up.

    So from now till Monday Iím just left guessing. I traded in my RX-8 to get the WRX, and CELís were a common occurrence in that car, but the forum I subscribed to usually had good answers.

    Anybody have any educated guesses? Thanks
    Last edited by Pkskull77; 06-26-2005 at 01:28 PM.

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    Without the code that caused the CEL there is no way to even begin to guess why it threw it. Please keep us posted as to what caused it. Sorry we can't be any more help.
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    if you cant get to the dealer, go to autozone...they will pull the code for free...let us know what it is so we can help you out
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    10 bucks says you didnt put your gas cap back on properly.

    try taking it off and putting it back on and making sure that it clicks 3 times.
    they call STi's STDs because everyone is getting them.

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    I'll let you know

    I've got an appointment for 2:30 today, so I'll post the results.

    However, I just don't think the gas cap is an issue. I checked it after the code went off, and it was tight. Furthermore, I did not get gas that day, and had driven the car several hundred miles since my last fill up.

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    Tumbler Malfunction

    The tech said that the tumbler, which helps to increase the air coming from the air filter was throwing the code I got. He siad he has never seen the code happen before, but its not a big deal. He cleared the code, and said that if it happened again I should bring it in and he would call Subaru.

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    what was the code #?

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    Codes

    To be honest with you I forgot to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pkskull77
    To be honest with you I forgot to ask.
    The code might be on the service receipt they gave you... If it's not I woudl call them back to ask and make a note of it.
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