CAR FEELS LIKE ITS DYING

1986 Subaru XT

Tiny

jessewismann

April, 25, 2010 AT 6:48 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1986 Subaru XT 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 100000 miles

so I about 2 weeks ago the temperature gauge in my car was bouncing up and down and the car became really hesitant when it did this the ecs light would come on. So I would completely turn the car off for a sec and back on while driving and it would run fine. Now the second the temp hits normal it pretty much just dies. Feels like its not getting gas. And if I put it in neutral it will stall. Thought it might be the cat. But it wasn't I was also told it might be the engine coolant sensor connection, that it was corroded, but I couldn't find it. So at the moment I cant drive it because 3 miles down the road it will do this. But when I first start the car and the engine hasnt warmed up yet it runs fine. Any help would be great. Btw its the 86 4wd turbo xt gl-10 if that mkes a difference. -Jesse

FOUND 24446 RELATED QUESTIONS

Cj Stalling When Idling

33 ANSWERS
50 IMAGES

Stalling Out

43 ANSWERS
52 IMAGES

2 Answers

Tiny

sunshine.rayne

August, 10, 2011 AT 5:51 AM

Im having the same problem now did you ever figure out what it was? I just keep driving the car though it just does that weird chugging thing from time to time and stops

Tiny

fixitmr

October, 22, 2011 AT 11:08 AM

Did you find and check sensor?

Please login or register to post a reply.

Code Read Retrieval/Clear
Code Read Retrieval/Clear - Dodge Stratus
Code Read Retrieval/Clear Scion XD
Code Read Retrieval/Clear Mercedes-Benz C230
Read Codes Like a Pro