I've got a 2006 Subaru Outback that just had the engine replaces. Occasionally when I step on the gas coming out of a turn, like entering a highway, it misfires a little and the check engine like blinks a few times then goes out. The code says misfire in #3 cylinder. What would cause this?

5

Asked by Apr 06, 2015 at 07:23 PM about the 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Misfire when stepping on the gas coming out of a turn.

12 Answers

42,465

Try replacing your forward O2 sensor.

22,925

I have a question for you. At what mileage on the odometer and what was the root cause for having to replace the engine, and was it a 2.5 Four cylinder?

5

I just bought the car. The odometer has a little over 100,000 miles on it, the engine only about 2,000. I don't know the reason the engine was replaced. It is a 2.5i 4 cylinder engine. Carfax didn't show any major problems with the car and it isn't a salvage vehicle.

22,925

Do you mind me asking, did you purchase the car from a new car dealer, used car dealer, private party or auction? And, what was the sales price? Sounds like this particular car was not well cared for? I'm surprised you actually had a Carfax report, did it list the service records on the car?

22,925

I'm going to guess here and say that the original engine overheated severely, blew up the head gaskets and possibly warped the heads. But, no matter, you've got a new engine now. What about the transmission?

22,925

Hmm, I was just wondering how a car with only 2,000 miles on the clock could be misfiring? Did they tell you that it's a rebuilt engine, exchange engine or a new engine. There's a world of difference between these three. What did they tell you and why can't you bring the car back to where you purchased it for them to help you?

5

I bought it from a reputable used car dealership that deals in mostly high end cars, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, etc.$11,000. He said it was a new engine. I have brought it back to their shop and the guy says it looks okay. (?) The transmission seems fine.

22,925

You paid $11k, there should be a warranty..

5

3 months or 3,000

22,925

OK, a brand new engine should run perfectly, do you know if it's the new FB series? If it is, you know that it's been known to burn a little oil and needs synthetic oil. Or, is an older EJ series engine?

22,925

So, I imagine that it's past 90 days since or have you already put 3,000 miles on the car since you bought it? You did pay $11,000 for this car? Depending upon the precise model you bought, this may or may not have been a good deal? Is it the 2.5-liter Limited? And, do you know which engine you have?

22,925

My personal opinion about this is if you're interested in buying a used car purchase it from a new car dealership. Used car dealers are just one step above getting a car from an auction, also an unwise idea. I'm sure you thought you were getting a fantastic deal, but, the sweetness of a good price goes away with poor service and the lack of attention to details that's required when someone sells something of lesser value. A car is one of the two largest purchases people make and getting a problem is not worth saving a few dollars. It's too late for you, but, maybe other people reading this post can learn something from your experience. Sorry you're having to deal with this.

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 38,620 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    8,520
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,820
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
416 Great Deals out of 42,826 listings starting at $998
Used Subaru Impreza
230 Great Deals out of 23,657 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Legacy
222 Great Deals out of 16,541 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
800 Great Deals out of 66,784 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4
833 Great Deals out of 56,122 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
361 Great Deals out of 27,311 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
569 Great Deals out of 37,596 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Tacoma
736 Great Deals out of 50,681 listings starting at $1
Used Honda Accord
1,194 Great Deals out of 74,734 listings starting at $561
Used Honda Pilot
629 Great Deals out of 45,163 listings starting at $300
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
41 Great Deals out of 1,240 listings starting at $3,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,050 Great Deals out of 84,326 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
997 Great Deals out of 101,210 listings starting at $300

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
25,041 listings starting at $23,310
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 4,125 listings starting at $20,995
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,479 listings starting at $14,963
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 2,098 listings starting at $9,483
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,239 listings starting at $7,451

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.