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I have a 2008 Subaru Impreza with a 120,000 miles on it.

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I have a 2008 Subaru Impreza with a 120,000 miles on it. Sometimes when I start it the motor it shakes violently so I have it towed to the repair shop. When they check it out it seems fine. After I drive it for a few days it happens again but when the car gets to the shop it runs fine. It's not the catalytic converter. Any suggestions
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Cary York replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I’m Cary and I’ll be helping you today.
Please understand that I can't smell, hear, or touch the vehicle, so patience is appreciated. Before leaving the site make sure and leave me a rating. You can still reply to me as many times as needed, even after the rating..

If you've had it in a repair shop I sure they checked for codes. But is the check engine light on? Did they say anything about codes?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sometimes the 2 & 3 cylinders don't fire
Expert:  Mike V. replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,

Has the shop done anything to try and resolve this or just look for the codes?