02 WRX, well taken care of...
Couple of 16 year old girls decided to perform an exterior mod on my WRX yesterday by blowing through a stop sign...I did my best to avoid and turned away from them and they only got my front bumper. I managed to break her tire rod though at least.
No big deal you think? Nope...it wouldn't turn over when I tried to start it first time. Then was able to when I gave it a lil gas but died again. Since then it is better but will still die if you let is idle down. Check engine light didn't come on until about 30 minutes later. Had an off smell like it was running a little rich on the fuel but that isn't around anymore.
Any way, obviously the problem will be covered by her insurance but I am curious if anyone has any idea what is causing the engine problems? I was thinking either the fuel pump was messed up by it somehow or the MAF sensor was busted?
Strange thing too..my cruise control level feels a little bit stiffer. Any reasoning behind that?
edit: does the hood look bent a lil too?