03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
ee - thanx for keeping threads clean and straight.
the $5 fix is not going to fix that,How in the world did the local auto parts store get my code so wrong? or did they?
So at lunch, I went down there, after a few minutes on the code reader the parts guy says, its a P0213....thats an O2 sensor.
So i google P0213, and its a cold start injector...whatever that is.
Then I use the method shown here in the fuse box. Connect the 2 white boxes together and hit the trip button.
It gives me 0031, 0131, & 0134 which are all related to the bank 1 O2 sensor.
Sat there and waited forever while it went through them, but never showed a 0213, unless he cleared it, which I didn't think they would do.
Anyway, haven't read about anyone using the $5 fix on an upstream sensor, so I'm considering shelling out $100 and a prayer.
140k miles....probably makes sense that this would kick another code on.the $5 fix is not going to fix that,
miles on your car? = o2 sensors age/ degrade, and get dirty,
the front one makes many codes associated with it, it is a "air fuel sensor", and not just a o2 sensor.
as the ECU takes that data and runs the whole car, - adjusting fuel and air trims based on the bad data, and you get more codes.
(on a non-subaru I had like 5 codes, plus multiple cylinder minor misfires, I replaced that one front o2 sensor and got no more codes.)
in your case, I would think a p0213 was a subsequent of the ecu running on bad data from the front sensor.
maybe not present or stored at the time. (easy for that to happen)140k miles....probably makes sense that this would kick another code on.
I was mainly curious why it didnt show up on the dashboard diagnostic.
Anyway $100 on rock auto and a prayer looks to be the best fix.