I have 41,000 miles on my 1995 Legacy LS Wagon.
No trouble until now.
When I make a very short trip - 3 miles or so - the car doesn't want to re start. I panic and put my foot way down on the gas and it reluctantly starts with white smoke and bad smell coming out the exhaust.
I noticed yesterday when I loaded my garbage cans in the back to drive them to the street the idled very slowly. I could barely hear it running.
My check engine light has been on for 4 years and my non Subaru mechanic says it is from not turning the gas cap far enough closed.
Should I go to a subaru dealer and actually have them hook up the computer? I know they are an expensive shop - at least the one near me is.
I'm an older senior citizen female and it scares me.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 AT 8:23 AM