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My 99 Subaru Outback Legacy died a mile or so from my house

and the Check Engine light...
My 99 Subaru Outback Legacy died a mile or so from my house and the Check Engine light came on. Able to restart and keep it going to get home, but is sluggish. Died again and restarted on way home. Was going out of town for holiday tomorrow...of course. Any suggestions as what might do or it might be, as everything will be closed tomorrow? I assume the car will not be going anywhere...
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on.
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no. Have not tried anything. Check engine light comes on if I do not seal the gas cover...but it does not die like this, of course.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No. Thank you :-)
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11/23/2017
Mechanic01
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

Do you have access to a code reader/scanner?

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
No

If you can get up to the local auto parts store they can do a scan for free, this would help us determine where to go next with the issues

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Text is fine.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Replaced alternator 6/17/16...feels similar when car was dying at intersections when stopped...

do you have a battery light coming on? have you checked voltage at battery when its in the failure condition?

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
I am not sure it will make it back and forth...think I will just have to wait. What do you think?
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Should not damage car to try to drive it?
Customer reply replied 18 days ago
No battery light. Do not have anything to check voltage...

Hard to say without looking at it or knowing the codes, if there is anyways you get the codes scanned that would be great

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Customer reply replied 18 days ago
Ok. Well, thank you.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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Customer reply replied 18 days ago
Going to keep car home. Thank you for your time. Have a very nice Thanksgiving!

thanks for the great rating and happy holidays to you too!

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