Possible causes lol.....
This car (2006 Wrx Wagon) has gone from the car I've always wanted to the car I wished I'd given the pass to.
The fuel pump blew in June causing quite a bit of knock before I was able to get off the road and be stranded for 3 hours. The dealer tries to charge me even with the warranty.
A few weeks later I'm getting #2 misfire codes. Take it in and they suspect a bad plug. Sooo they replace the plug and charge me 60 something $$.
Week or 2 later I'm getting the misfire code. They suspect coilpack and switch 2 with 4.
Month later (driving less distance to work now) #2 misfire code shows up. They surmise that it now wasn't the coilpack or the plug and try a "software upgrade" they charge me 45$ for and say that that was the problem.
Month goes by of minimal driving and guess what's back? The #2 misfire code. He then decides it's going to be a valve adjustment and makes me an appointment 3 weeks out.
I arrive for my appointment and he walks out with a freaking can of some sort of fuel additive and suggests we try to "clean the soot off the valve that might be sticking" before we get into the valve work.
A month goes by (2 weeks ago) and the engine light has now been on and off continuously since June. He now wants to charge me 500 bucks for a valve adjustment that he "thinks" will fix the problem. Frankly I don't think this subaru dealer has the slightest idea what he's doing at this point.
I'm talking with subaru at the moment to see what they can do. ANY idea at all what could be causing this?
This car has had a weird idle damn near since I bought it new. It basically feels like a car trying not to stall; that hitching and jerking sensation. You can really feel it when stopped at lights and it feels almost like "its heart" is skipping a beat.
The car has had all the required maint...oil changes....etc..and it's doing it's best to die.