I had read that some manufacturers claim their pump works with some models when, in reality they don't have the capability. I made sure to get a pump that actually supplied enough pressure. Still someone else suggested to get the pressure checked. I don't have the fittings to interface with the gauge available at the local Autozone so I'll have to drag this thing to a mechanic. However, after posting, the engine turned over and backfired a few times. Before that it even ran for about 30 seconds. I had read the previous posts on the forum that seemed to be asking the same question. One person had the backfiring experience and had been told: scan the car for trouble codes
. It could be a couple different things, so the best thing is have it scanned.__Mike R-102. I haven't been able to do that but now it has stopped backfiring and I'm smelling fuel so I'm pretty sure the new battery is getting the gas farther than before. My manual suggests that a light under the dash is telling me to clean or replace the EGR valve. I can't find the darn thing though provided with a good photo of where it should be. I guess it's time to take the car to a mechanic. Though I removed some corn (Dad had used it to store feed for awhile) critters had stored in the air filter compartment, that didn't help. Just cranks and cranks. Everything on the forum suggests trouble codes and sensors but this car has so many. Should I remove and check the spark plugs. According to records the care was given a complete tune-up in 2002 and that's when Dad stopped driving it. When I replace the fuel lines I found a bit of rubber in one and removing that did help, but not enough. I guess I'll try to borrow a code reader and piddle a little more. I might see if the local Subaru dealership can show me where an EGR valve is using a car on the lot, but it looks like I will ultimately be forced to drag the thing to a mechanic. Thanks so much for responding. I see from previous posts, mine was a vague and popular question.
Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 8:35 AM