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We have a 2012 2.5L Outback. It has 100K miles. The other day my husband was driving it up a long hill and it started running really bad like it was only running on 3 cylinders and then it died. We had it towed to our house and my son checked the codes which along with misfire codes for all 4 cylinders it also had PO073 and PO50A. It does start but you can tell that it is not right. We changed the battery because it is 6 years old and the spark plugs. I am having it towed to Subaru tomorrow. Anyone have a similar experience?
 

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Timing belt skip a notch or two? That would cause such issue. Hopefully it didn't because there could be bad things to find out....
If it didn't skip, your car is certainly at a mileage I'd consider replacing the TB, pulleys and tensioner (you have 5k miles until the service limit).
 

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I don't think it did. My son checked the timing and it wasn't that. I do have plans to do the timing belt. It could be a coil pack but it's strange that all 4 cylinders are giving error codes.
 

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I don't think it did. My son checked the timing and it wasn't that. I do have plans to do the timing belt. It could be a coil pack but it's strange that all 4 cylinders are giving error codes.
timing belt KIT.
(some dealers just do the rubber timing belt, and then a component in the kit seizes at 130,000 miles and breaks the newish belt).

subaru coils last a long long time, not a typical maint. item like some cars. (and not something discussed at all here on cars as new as yours).
 
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