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My 1999 subaru outback runs rich and it stinks like gas when i get in it. what is this?

My subaru outback smells of gas and the exhast runs rich?

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SOURCE: smell of gas coming out of exhaust....running rich

If the vehicle is still running original systems then you would need to take it to someone with 1 of the hand programmers to readjust the fuel system settings. If this vehicle has been converted over to or originally was a carborated There are typically 2-4 mixture screws depending on the unit. They will be infront of and behind the carborator. To adjust a carborated you will typically take a flat head screw driver and turn all the way to the right till they are only "finger tight" Once there, note a starting point and from there VIA each screws individual starting point. Turn them all 1 1/2 turns, this will place the carborator at the factory starting position. From there you can then start the vehicle and while it's idleing you can begin to adjust all mixture screws by turning 1/2 a turn till the vehicle looks, sounds, and smells like it is running correctly.

Another method I have seen is using a vaccume pump to register preasure, there are some video's out there to do this method and it can help you fine tune it a little more then one can just by ear. I hope this has helped you or atleast set you in a direction to getting the issue solved.

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If you have any of the large chain auto parts stores in your area, call them and ask if they do free scans; most do.
If Subaru has maintained the same procedures for a while, and you have checked fluids, etc., you can try resetting the light via the ignition switch:
-Turn on the ignition (don't start) - switch it rapidly between the 'ignition on' and 'ignition off' positions three times.
If the error has cleared itself (not uncommon), the check light will reset. If the problem is still present, it will either stay or come back on.
Our Su has done this a couple of times and with the scanner we have on hand, there was never any particular repeated problem. Just a computer glitch/hiccough -

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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