fix or trade? HELP subaru problems.....

Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 08:05 PM about the 2002 Subaru Legacy GT Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we purchased a 200 subaru outback limited legacy... with 100,000 miles on it... a month
after driving it, it started to back fire and stall.  we had the spark plugs, spark wire set,
fuel filter, air filter, o2 sensor, catalytic converter/ gasket... oil changed/ fresh anitfreeze,
thermostat and seal replaced. i drove it for 2 weeks, and it is almost stalling when i slow
down, i put it in neutral and rev the engine and put it back in drive when i have to move....
i have had it in the garage all weekend .... not sure if i need a new timing belt or if its time
to get rid of it... please advise... thanks!! we were hoping to use it for another 150,000
miles!!

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If it were me, I'd have it diagnosed at the local Subaru Dealer and go from there. Spending $100. or so to find out exactly what's wrong will enable you to make an informed decision. HTH. -Jim

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Start looking at vacuume lines and the intake for any tears or leaks, vacuume leaks will cause such issues and leaks in the intake tube after the MAF/MAP sensor will also cause similar issues.

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