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    02 wrx Stall when shifting

    Hey guys

    I have a 02 wrx it is almost all stock. it has an aem CAI (it was installed befor i got the car) and turbotimer. Its got 103,000 miles on it.

    Heres my deal, lately it has been Idling low 500-550rpms (on the tach) and the car shakes a little, I dont remember it always doing that... almost like a vac leak, i could not find any

    The other day, I was shifting from 2nd to 3rd and when my boost maxed i lost all power and stalled out. I could not start it with the key, or by droping the clutch, 10 seconds later and it started fine. NEVER HAPPENED BEFOR! I changed the sparkplugs (i was planning on doing it anyways). 2 days ago getting on the freway, 2nd to 3rd killed it. I left the clutch in and 3-4 seconds it was running again. yesterday I was getting on a highway, and 1st to 2nd killed it ( I was able to get it going again) and then went easy on the car and everything was fine.

    I can floor it in any gear and its fine, I went 110 on the freeway (at night with no cars around) Fine!

    Its almost like the fuel is shuting off...

    No CEL lights, however a month ago I had a p0303 <??sp (Cyl 3 misfire) I reset the code, changed the plugs every thing was fine till this last week...

    anything helps guys, thanks!!- Ian

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    The tach begins at 500 rpm so it's unlikely IMO you're idling there unless you do not see the needle move when the car is started.

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    Ha, Good call!!! EDIT- Car Idles at 700rpms Lets just forget I even said that, It must be Idling fine rpm wise, but it still shakes more then usual. I guess that is why I even said anything bout the rpms.

    The major problem with the car stalling... I almost got in a wreck! I just baby it now for fear of this happening again.

    Any chance the boost spikes and triggers a fuel cutoff?

    I dont have the Subaru intake, It came with out it. only the AEM one with the airfilter by the right fog light. I have owned this car for 2 years now, and had no issues when i take off hard. All the way to 5th with no problems. I used to be able to shift a 5-6000 on a really hard take off. now If i shif at 4500rpms it WILL die!
    Last edited by iansstud; 02-26-2009 at 10:26 AM.

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