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2008 Subaru Outback lit up like Christmas in July

My traction control and check engine were lit up with cruise light blinking, a trip to Subaru resulted in a diagnosis of a new catalytic converter needed. No biggie, my wonderful boyfriend is a welder= done. The lights stayed off for about a week. Should we have replaced the 02 sensor as well? A trip to Autozone says that the code is the same as before. We replaced the air filter just in case and clamped the rattling heat shield (again). Any help is very appreciated!

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SOURCE: 2003 Subaru Outback check engine light stays on

You may have to take it to a shop and have them connect their OBD tool to the computer and clear the deep memory. If you have a code left in the deep memory it can reapear like that. Good luck. Please rate me so I know how I'm doing. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: abs light on, cruise control and engine light 2007 subaru outback

55 EGR Temperature Sensor or Circuit

ABS light is nothing to do with code 55 separate fault circuits.

Under dash there are two wires with mini spades at the end, connect one of them to the single black multiplug in position 2. Thats RHS plug inlet when you hold plug with tab lock on top.
ABS sensor should then flash up error coded. Ignore code 11 thats a initial flash to let you nknow the difference between a fast and slow flash.

Let me know what code flashes up and I will tell you the symptom,

Dan

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Check engine light and cruise lights came on simultaneously.

Sound like the O2's heater circuit may not be working, that will set a code. I am not a big fan of univeral O2's, too many problems with bad connections and the check engine lights coming back on. You may need to use a OEM type sensor to keep the light off.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon (100K miles) with P0420 Code

I do not know for sure if this is the problem you are having, But, I have noticed that from 95 up to 2002 I have seen a lot of PO420 codes that have been just the sensor. I do not know if it was a weak sensor or just that program telling it that it is below threshold. I did notice that if the vehicles are run for a long trip at highway speed it goes out. I wish you luck and have a great day.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: check engine light, cruis control light flashes,

I HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM BACK IN AUGUST. GO GET YOU TIMING CHECKED I DID NOT AND I BLEW MY ENGINE. SUBARU TOLD ME I "OIL STARVED" THE ENGINE AND DID NOT HONOR THE WARRANTY FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON THE WEB THIS HAS HAPPENED ON MORE THEN ONE OCCASION. LONG STORY SHORT I GOT THE CHICKEN AND EGG STORY WHAT HAPPENED FIRST TIMING WHEEL BREAKING AND CLOGGING THE OIL OR OIL NOT RUNNING PROPER AND THE TIMING WHEEL BREAKING. NOW I HAVE A CAR SITTING IN MY DRIVEWAY WAITING FOR A TEN THOUSAND YES TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR ENGINE. AND THREE MORE YEARS OF PAYMENTS

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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