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Old 04-25-2004, 10:54 PM   #1
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Question can an axleback cause a CEL?

So I put a new axleback on my car a while ago, got it from a fellow NASIOCer. Absolutely love the sound, blah blah blah....

So this weekend I went on a pretty long trip to visit my girlfriend on the other side of the state (total mileage for the trip once back to my house was probably somewhere near 700 miles). Car ran fine the whole way.

Then, as I turned the corner to the street my house is on today, my check engine light came one....

This is the first CEL I've ever had. It doesn't seem to me like just a muffler could throw anything off....

The car is over due for its 60k service, but not by much... I'm at 61114 miles right now. I tried to do some searching, but didn't come up with much. I saw somewhere that the subaru doesn't do a CEL as a service reminder? Can anyone confirm that? I'll probably try to get it in this week for the service....

My car has always popped a lot though... you can notice it a lot more with the muffler, its like... "brrrrrr - pop - brrrrrr - pop - pop..." Running rich? Misfire? I'm at a loss here, runs just fine though, so....
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Old 04-25-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
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The axleback shouldn't cause a CEL by itself, it doesn't change anything that the ECU would detect as a problem.
Have the code read and post it here for more assistance.
Subaru definitely does not use the CEL as a service indicator, the only time you'll see that light is when a problem is detected and a code set.
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Old 04-25-2004, 11:34 PM   #3
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Not sure how the older subarus are but my 02 if i dont tighten the gas cap untill it clicks, i throw a cell. Maybe when filling up you got lazy?

just a thought, check ur gas cap
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Old 04-25-2004, 11:40 PM   #4
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True, any OBDII car ('96 and newer), Subaru or otherwise, will throw a CEL if the gas cap is not tight. Check the cap and make sure it is tightened past the point where it clicks. In any case you should get the code read to be absolutely certain of the cause and to determine if any repairs are needed.
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Old 04-26-2004, 03:04 PM   #5
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Yeah, I checked the gas cap as soon as I got home, it was fine. I might try to get the code read today or tomorrow, but not sure if I'll have time. I'm gonna try to get it in by the end of the week for the 60k service, and they can check whatever it is thats the problem.

I just wanted to make sure I didn't have to take off the axleback! I love this thing too much!
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