Kind of a horror story here:
So I purchased my very first - Stock, 2004 WRX, 72K - one week ago from a dealer. This week I drove it on a 3 hr trip to visit family. While on the highway, I noticed the turbo was kicking in-and-out, almost unnoticeable. After a bit the turbo stopped engaging and you could hear the air being forced out the hood.
Pulling over immediately my engine began to shake, the intercooler was popping, and it would not idle below 1,200 RPMs without stalling. The check engine light came on and at the same time another problem happened... when you lock/unlock the car it does not make the normal beep sound it had been previously. My worry is something electrical is going on as well. I checked for loose hoses and didn't find anything. Is this the result of a bad turbo? Escaping fuel? Electrical issue?
I didn't even put 300 miles on it yet and there was no 30 day warranty when buying it. Has anybody heard of something like this? I'm kind of stranded with the vehicle right now.
*Any advice/help would be beyond grateful.