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    Car Lost All Power

    Bit of a problem lads. Just a few minutes ago I stopped at the traffic lights in neutral and all of a sudden the revs started jumping up and down for no reason and when I checked the clocks the engine light had come on.

    When I put it into gear I had no power whatsoever, 20kmh was the fastest I could get!

    So luckily I wasn't far from home so I crawled home.

    When I got home I turned her off, waited a few minutes and tried to start it but it wouldn't.

    So I left it for 20 minutes and the car started this time. The revs were fine but the engine light was still on.

    I then just drove it down the road and back and all seems fine now.

    But I am concerned about the engine light staying on.

    Now a few days ago I noticed a whining noise coming from the engine and had a look and it appears to be one of the belts at the front of the engine. The noise is not that extreme its not massively noticeable inside the car anyway. I dont know if all this is related but would anyone have any ideas on what I just experienced?

    Hopefully its not too expensive because I just renewed my insurance this month

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    get into Subaru garage to plug in and read the fault .or maybe one of the lads has a reader that could diagnose the issue
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    Thanks Tommy Subaru Newlands is just down the road so I'll bring it down in the morning.

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    hopefully nothing major . I'm betting on a dodgy sensor of some description
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    100% get it plugged in it will do away with guessing especially that you have engine light on very rare it means disaster in my experience keep us posted


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    The Cel on constant not flashing then should be ok but yea keep us updated



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    Lets hope you nickname is not a bad omen
    Sorry l had to. Fingers crossed its only something small

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    Are u in dublin? I can come down and plugin an obd2 bluetooth with app on phone see what code will pop up

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    Also have a Odb there should show a code that u could work off give u a idea if you need



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    Working from 10 to 1 tomorrow beside newlands so if you like after 1 no problem

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    Thanks lads. Have one sorted for the morning. So I'll let you's know how it goes

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    The fault is P0607 = FAULT CODE = ECU ISSUE

    Which is some type of ecu issue. The car is running fine now and the engine light is off now.



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    Check Your battery terminals and also if battery is on the way out
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    Just an update on this issue as it went away along with the warning light and everything seemed fine until today.

    When I started the car after work the engine light was back on. It was the first time it came on since Friday. I didnt experience the same issue with loss of power etc in fact I dont hear/see/feel an issue its just the light is back on.

    I looked up the code on engine-codes.com and it appears that the issue is one of the following:

    Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
    Engine Control Module (ECM) Harness power supply circuit is open or shorted
    Engine Control Module (ECM) Programming

    Read more: https://www.engine-codes.com/p0607_subaru.html

    So is an ECM expensive to replace?

    And if this is an ECU issue, would a mapping session cure my problem (please say it will )??

    Thanks!
    Last edited by bang; 29-01-2018 at 19:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOBYCOLM View Post
    Check Your battery terminals and also if battery is on the way out
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    Good man seanie Great info there
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    I had checked the connections on the battery when Colm suggested it and all seemed fine. Maybe I will just replace it and see.

    Many thanks for the link btw Seanie, much appreciated

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    *******ISSUE RESOLVED********

    Forgot to update this thread.

    It was indeed the battery, bought a new one and the light has not come on since and no loss of power issues.

    Someone may find this thread useful in the future.

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    Nothing seriuos then, good job man

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