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What do you mean by bounced? did it act like a hick up or did it actually die & come back to life?
2004 subaru forrester turbo 2.5 XS
It bounced, like I was moving up and down. And it kept bouncing until I started moving again. It did not stall out, but I felt like it was going to. And it only happened when I stopped for a red light, twice. The engine made no extra or strange noise, the car just bounced. The roads were wet, as it rained last night.
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Wow, that is odd.
A very common error when replacing the timing belt, is to damage the crankshaft or camshaft position sensors.
Did the check engine light come on at all?
Did the engine rpm's fluctuate?
Did you hear a clunking noise hen the vehicle was bouncing (up & down like some one was jumping on the hood?) ?
Did it go away on acceleration?
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unfortunately this is going to take some time & driving on your part.
drivability issues are difficult.
you need to take into account all conditions at the time the concern occurs.
1. Look to the instrument cluster. ( you said that there were no warning lights or gages fluctuating)
2. Listen to the engine ( you said that there was no odd noise & the rpms did not fluctuate, but the engine tried to stall)
3. What are the outside conditions ( you said it was raining ) Was it very windy & if so, what was the wind direction ( this is odd, but it can make a difference )
It is possible that the cams are off by a tooth, but you would have a light on.
I suggest taking it back the the shop where the work was performed & have them check it out with the scanner.
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I took the car to the dealer and they found nothing wrong. And nothing happened driving it up to the dealer. But it happened again this morning coming to work. My next step is to leave the car with the dealer overnight and have them drive it in the early morning. Thank you very much for advise, as I did have the dealer check out your ideas. Thanks again.
Best of luck
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