alright so i have a 98 subaru impreza wagon. Starting 2 days ago it would turn on, engine starts up fine, then after like 7 seconds the engine shudders and it shuts off, even if i rev it up. The basics are fine like oil and coolant, I cant find any messed up tubes. The check engine light is on. Im not really the car master so does anyone have any ideas? Ill prolly take it tomorrow to get it looked at.
sry man and o2 sensor would cause your car to run rough due to the incorrect air/gas mix. it could cause it to stall. there are many things. fuel pump, clogged cat, pcv could be unplugged. spark plugs.
well to get to fuel pump i gotta take off the exhaust and drivetrain, so thats a big job. I went to take a look at the fuel filter but i guess its all a single unit on this model, as in you cant take the case apart to get to the filter, you just buy a new case which has the filter inside. So I guess ill take it to a guy i know tomorrow and hopefully not get raped
Fuel filters are cheap and ridiculously easy to replace on Subarus, so you could try that if you think it's the problem. I really doubt it's the O2 sensor, but don't rule that possibility out. With the description you've given it could be one of many different things, so the best thing to do would get your car hooked up to a diagnostic tool and see what's going on. Get a friend that owns one to do it if possible, because shops charge a lot just to hook it up and tell you what may be wrong.