Check engine light and cruise control
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

This is a discussion on Check engine light and cruise control within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I went to my local Subaru dealership today and bought an air filter. I installed it when I got to ...

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    355

    Check engine light and cruise control

    I went to my local Subaru dealership today and bought an air filter. I installed it when I got to my business and didn't think about it till I left later tonight. The check engine light was solid and the cruise control was blinking. So I checked everything to make sure nothing is unplugged and that the filter case is closed tight. No problems there. The manual for the car is useless for stuff you need so I was hoping someone here knew why my car started doing this and how do I get it to stop without going to the Subaru dealership. I don't want to have to pay the dealer to do stupid installs like an air filter just to avoid errors in the dash. That seems like a scam to me.

    Also, I read somewhere else online that when it does this it puts the car in "limp mode"? Allegedly 30% less power, is that true?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User Bebop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Zionsville, PA
    Posts
    210

  4. #3
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,853
    I Support ClubWRX
    Check again that you seated the top cover for the air filter fully and that there is nothing loose -- a vacuum hose or an electrical connector, say. Did you add fuel to the car recently? Check the gas cap too.

    Other than that, you'll have to provide us with the CEL code for more help. Some auto parts stores used to read the code for free.
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    Man is a brute.... If you're cruel to him, he respects and fears you. If you're kind to him, he plucks your eyes out. Alexis Zorbas
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

  5. #4
    Registered User EvoEatr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,839
    Did you unplug the MAF? maybe thats still undone...Of course if you have a code reader you could pull the code...

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •