I bought a used Subaru about a month ago, and it needed a new clutch. It was the first standard I had ever driven so basically I learned how to drive a stick with a slipping clutch. I just got a new clutch today and now I pretty much have to relearn how to drive a standard because it is totally different. Getting into first gear is really tough now and when practicing around my neighborhood, I would stall the car quite a few times. There were a few pretty rough starts too where the car would jerk a lot. So after driving for a bit, I went to get some gas and my check engine light came on. Do you think this was just a coincidence or did I most likely cause this from stalling repeatedly?
when was your last oil change? some cars flip the light on if you are past due for oil, check your fluids and everything. i don't think you really hurt anything by stalling out and i've never had that light ever mean anything really severe. Find a friend who works at a garage and get him to plug the little computer thing in and check it out.
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Subarus are sold brand new with check engine lights. Most likely an O2 sensor. My check engine light goes on and off all the time. Same thing with my old one. If the engine still starts and nothing sounds weird your fine.
Im a mechanic by day. No one should be speculating anything about what is wrong till codes are pulled. It could be thousands of different things. CEL are normally from emission related stuff, hardly ever mechanical failures. Go back to the place you got your work done and ask for them to pull the codes, since you just spent a good chunk of change there they should do it for free. There is no point trying to speculate what is wrong without that vital info. There is hundreds of connectors and modules on the car that control everything. The CEL light might go away in a few key cycles aswell ( on/off ). It could be just a CEL for one rough start from a stall which will store a sporadic fault which can be cleared with no issues. If you have any questions, Just pm me... ill help you out.
So the light ended up going off, but then like a day later it came back on. I brought my car into my mechanic to get new brakes so I had them run the test and the code they pulled was P0463 which is Fuel Level Sensor A Output High Input. The mechanics weren't 100% sure why that was coming up because they said that fuel tanks in Subarus never need to be replaced. So they are going to have one of the mechanics who knows Subarus really well call me on Monday. This light is off now and they said that the problem wasn't pending so I'm hoping it will stay off. Any thoughts?