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I have a 1986 subaru gl that starts every once in a while and then runs good for awhile then dies what could be wrong

When attempting to start there is a relay on the passenger side of the motor that clicks on and off and when off the ecs light comes on and wont let me start my car when on the ecs is off and i can start and run it it runs good for awhile then just dies out of the blue

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The ecs light is a check engine light, this is good, this way we can find the problem. you will need to get the codes out of the computer, and then define the codes, the code will be given in numbers by the lights flashes,this will help so much, if you can get codes i can help you define them and tell you how to go about fixing problem. to get the code you will need to open hood and near wipermotor you will see connectors, i have enclosed a diagram showing you the test connectors, connect the two together and then turn key on and count light flashes, the fisrt digit is in teenths and short flashes are ones, for example flash----flash-flash-flash-flash. would be 23, again f------f-f-f-f = 14. do this with warm engine, the codes will repeat after all codes are outif you make mistake turn key off and back on. get codes and i will help.i have a 1986 subaru gl that starts every once in  - 2_17_2012_9_39_47_pm.gif2_17_2012_9_39_58_pm.gif

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I gave you the info on this in your other post.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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