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I have a 1999 Subaru legacy 2.5. it runs great while moving but idleing at a stop light it runs very rough, the whole car shacks and the check engine light flashes. It also smells very rich. The check engine code says miss fire in cylinder 3. I replaced the plugs, wires, and coil pack. Plugs 1 and 3 were wet with gas and oil.
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 months ago

Ordinarily, I would suggest a compression test. This sounds like you might have jumped time, so check the timing belt. Pull the covers and make sure you can line up the cams and the crank sprocket to their timing marks. This would be easier then doing a compression test to see if those cylinders have a compression issue. With everything you have done though, it appears to me the car might be out of time.

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