Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Subaru Justy, Check Engine Light
When my '87 Subaru Justy warms up, the check engine light comes on and
then it seems like it is starving for gas. There was a new fuel pump put
on as well as a Subaru rebuilt the carb. They could not find any data
on this car....John
most obvious question would be why is the check engine light coming on?
As a rule when the vehicle's computer turns on the check engine light,
it is not happy about something and wants to tell you about it. The fact
that you have a driveability complaint in conjunction with a check engine
light pretty much confirms there's a system problem. I'm not sure why
the repair facility cannot find any data on your car, it's just doesn't
sound right. In either case, you need a technician to ask the computer
why the check engine light is on. Then you'll likely have the answer for
your driveability problem is well.