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2004 Subaru Outback: engine light, whats happening

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My 2004 Subaru Outback cruise control light is flashing and check engine light, what's happening.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 8 years ago.
Which engine in your Outback... 4 or 6 cylinder?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
4 cyclinder
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 8 years ago.
OK.. The vehicle will need to be brought to a scanner so you can get the codes. I was hoiping that there would be a way to manually get the codes out of this vehicle, but there isn't.

Anyways, AutoZone will scan the computer for codes for you for free, in hopes of selling a part, but don't buy anything from them yet.. Instead write down the codes they give you.. will look like P0123 or similar.

Then you can come back here to post them and I can supply the diagnostic chart for the code specific to your vehicle.

If I were going to have to take a guess at it, I would almost have to say something with the VSS, since it controlls quite a few different functions on the engine management, AND cruise control systems.

BotXXXXX XXXXXne, though.. We need the codes to go any farther.
If you need anything else, just let me know.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Will go to Auto Zone tomorrow.
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 8 years ago.
Just let me know what the code they give you before you try to buy anything from them.

They sell parts (not fix cars), and will sell you anything you want... REAL quick!
Doesn't mean the new part will fix your problem, though.

I'll be waiting for your reply! Laughing
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 8 years ago.
LOL... for some reason it posted my reply 2 times...

Thanks... and have a good holiday!