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Misfire bucking backfireing no power. get a p0032 fault

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Misfire bucking backfireing no power. get a p0032 fault code
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: pretty much constant
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 04 outback 100000 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: so far just the scan code
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

The p0032 indicates a problem with the oxygen sensor. Subaru calls it an air fuel ratio sensor. If it is completely dead or giving out the wrong signal it can cause the engine to backfire and miss, albeit not very common. Do you plan to fix it on your own? They are fairly easy to replace.