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    Engine is louder, sluggish - Advice Please

    My 04 WRX over the last few weeks has been driving different.

    First, the engine is louder. I've checked all of my fluids and belts, they are all tight. It's a constant noise, not just when the car is moving but also just when I'm idling.

    Also, it doesn't feel like it has as much get up and go as it used to, running sluggish.

    I'm nearing 80k miles, is there maintenance I need or something else I can check for? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    04 Impreza WRX

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    Yur main belt needs changing at 100K.... might be ready for it... I know you said you chked it, BUT... never know. Plugs changed recently ? Using engine management of some sort ?
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    could be plugs, check coil packs another possibility?? if those go sluggish, and engine noise are common
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    Check for pre-turbo exhaust leak.
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    I'll check all of these things, thank you for your help!

    As to the main belt, I'm sorry I didn't mention I had all of my belts changed in the spring. When I did check them they all looked good and tight.

    Is there an easy way to check the coil packs or a pre-turbo exhaust leak? I'm used to working on my old toyota pickup, this is new to me
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    Get under the car and check all exhaust connections.
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    I'll do that in the morning, would I also be able to check the coil packs under the car?
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    I've been on a work trip, so I haven't been able to check these yet. But what exactly do the coil packs do?
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    Instead of googling it I'd rather ask here and get information specific to the WRX. But thanks for mentoining it's the third hit.
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