Question about 2002 Subaru Outback

1 Answer

Raw gas smell in the car.

I would also like to know what are some of the problems you would
encounter with a plugged catalytic converter?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 122 Answers

Rough idle...loss in power...overheating....

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1993 LS 400. Starting out the car just is slow. It's not the tranny. Tranny shifts perfect including reverse. I smell gas. Old lady drove car the whole time. 118,000 miles


IF WHAT YOU SMELL IS RAW GAS THAT IS AN URGENT PROBLEM THAT SHOULD NOT BE PASSED OVER. IF YOU SMELL A ROTTEN EGG SMELL THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE A CATALYTIC CONVERTER PROBLEM THAT GIVES POOR ACCELERATION. CHECK FOR FUEL LEAKS AND CHECK FOR ENGINE VACUUM AT IDLE. MUST BE AT LEAST 19 INCHES,. IF NOT, YOUR CONVERTER IS PLUGGED.

Apr 09, 2015 | 1993 Lexus Ls 400

2 Answers

I have a 99 chevy lumina 3.1 v-6 there is a censer behind the catalytic converter, check engine light stays on, car acceleration is sluggish as a strong odor.


The sensor is the oxygen sensor and it has a lifespan based on mileage and that is around 60,000 miles. If they go bad you have the driveability issues that you are talking about. But if the catalytic converter is bad too then it makes it worse.

Sep 12, 2014 | 1999 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

Obd light on, idle rough, smell, no throttle


The obd light with tell specifically what it is, is it gas or rotten egg - the latter means catalytic converter, gas smell probably flooded or not firing on one or more cylinders, need more details. Also, if the light is flashing it's warning of catalytic damage - raw fuel hitting the cat, smell could be heat from cat trying to burn off raw fuel,it will glow red hot.

Dec 15, 2013 | Chevrolet Aveo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2005cts 3.6 engin light on the gas it gets engin light blinks


the light blinks to let you know that the engine is misfiring and dumping raw fuel in to the catalytic converter . It will burn up the catalytic converter if the problem is not corrected leading to a much higher repair bill

Jan 29, 2013 | 2005 Cadillac CTS

2 Answers

Rough idling, poor gas milege


Usually the rotten egg smell is a clogged CAT. Is the engine light on and if so did you retrieve any codes?

Apr 29, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

2004 ranger 3.0L starts but idles rough then stalls. Problems started with major loss of power with a hi pitched whistling and strong exhaust smells.


I suspect you have plugged catalytic converter - hence the whistle. If you hook up a vacuum gauge to the intake manifold vacuum port, it will be low, like around 10 when it shoul dbe 17 incehs of vacuum.
Was you check engine light flashing? If so, too much raw fuel getting in converter overheating it.

Dec 20, 2009 | 2004 Ford Ranger

2 Answers

1998 ford taurus SE,raw gas smell, shows EGR valve insufficiency, replaced valve twice, still shows same code


Check the hoses coming from your egr they are prone to cracking and leaking.

Oct 09, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

1999 Quest mini van starts up and runs good, but once it has reached normal temperature it misfires, raw gas can be smelled as well. There are no faults shown, and once it has cooled down, it runs good...


Ps.. I have the same problems that is turning worse - my MPG is now 15 - ouch...

Check your Catalytic converter - there are 2. Becareful because I was pushing my engine so hard that the Catalic converter was glowing orange. After I got this fixed, I was able to maintian highway speeds but I know that this is only the beginning. My next fix will be the cleaning the MAP sensor as described in this website.

Good luck, Darren in NC

Apr 19, 2009 | 1999 Nissan Quest

1 Answer

Raw gas smell in the car


rough idle....loss in power...over heating (running hotter than normal)....smell gas....

Feb 01, 2009 | 2002 Subaru Outback

1 Answer

1992 Geo Storm


If the cat was doing anything, it would smell like rotten eggs.
If you have raw gas smell, use caution; you have a leak somewhere in your fuel delivery and you could see flames eventually.

Aug 27, 2008 | 1993 Geo Storm

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Subaru Outback Logo

Related Topics:

158 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Subaru Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Subaru Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...