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My 04 baja died on me out of no where one day I replaced the

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My 04 baja died on me out of no where one day I replaced the battery and alternator and that didn't fix it it will start and run fine until the battery gets a little low then it will start sputtering and eventually die if I just let it idle when I had the battery fully charged and started it none of my gages were working while it was running any suggestions
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

Do you have a volt meter and are able to follow a wiring diagram? This is for sure an electrical problem and needs some circuit testing.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Ok I hooked my computer reader up to it and it said o2 circuit bank 1 was messing up

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

good deal. do you remember the code number

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No but what would be the o2 circuit be and where would it be located. Also I have no tack or tail lights. It all started when the wiring harness box on the rear end got ripped off
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

Oh shit.

We got probs bro if the wiring box got ripped off.

So what all have you done since then?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Put a battery new cables and new alternator in. And the 2 codes that come up are po462 po130
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

let me do some digging...be right back..ok?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

ok, those are O2 related BUT i will tell you that they are NOT causing this problem. They must have been stored for awhile.

You will need a volt meter and test light to trouble shoot this. do you have? or can you get them?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

Once you get a test light turn the key on and use the probe on the test light and make sure all fhe fuses shown below and power to both ends of each fuse then let me know.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/fuses.PNG

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok I have those I'll get back to you when I get it done
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

sounds good

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

Any further questions?

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Thanks

Larry

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't know yet haven't got to it yet
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 months ago.

Ok, just checking :-)

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