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Hi all,

I just had a problem with my 07 Subaru Outback today.

First of all, I started to drive my car with a rattling noise from my engine and I feel that my car lose its power. About 2 miles driving, I parked the car and then went off the car for 30 minutes.

When I returned to the car, it is difficult to start the car and the check engine light is on. I managed to start it but no acceleration at all and finally the engine went off.

I got a 151,000 miles on my car.

Any suggestion(s)?
 

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Hi all,

I just had a problem with my 07 Subaru Outback today.

First of all, I started to drive my car with a rattling noise from my engine and I feel that my car lose its power. About 2 miles driving, I parked the car and then went off the car for 30 minutes.

When I returned to the car, it is difficult to start the car and the check engine light is on. I managed to start it but no acceleration at all and finally the engine went off.

I got a 151,000 miles on my car.

Any suggestion(s)?
Read the diagnostic codes associated with the CEL, and post them here. We'll have a better chance at helping you if we know this information. Procedure is here:

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...agnostic-trouble-codes-dtcs-2.html#post180018
 

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Camshaft position sensor.
 

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I agree with @1 Lucky Texan, I would check the cam/crank timing and timing belt itself. Jumped/misaligned timing belt can cause that code.

Could also be a faulty sensor. Without the camshaft sensor, the car will drive in a "limp home" mode with reduced power, hard starting, and poor mileage.
 

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1. failing timing belt
2. failing timing tensioner or pulley

check the timing belt. have the belt, pulleys, or tensioner ever been replaced?

The car should have all new belt, pulleys, and tensioner. if any of those fail the car needs $2,000+ in valve repair or engine replacement so it's not wise to ignore them.
 

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I hope you changed, or at least closely inspected, the other parts.

indeed, the WP may have been the most robust part in the timing system, the toothed idler seems to cause the most problems.
 
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