Car starts, idles for 2-3 seconds, then dies


Asked by Oct 17, 2014 at 12:21 PM about the 2002 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Legacy GT Wagon - has been idling rough recently and then last night,
started but died quickly after a few seconds. AAA came to tow to shop, said battery was
fine. Fuel pump, maybe? O2 sensor?

3 Answers


More than likely,it is the fuel filter,or pump,check the fuel pressure to let you know it is a fuel issue.

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Just heard back -- the fuel filter, lines, and fuel pump checked out ok; faulty MAP sensor...

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Glad you found the problem,

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