The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Problems
Sometimes the Check Engine Light illuminates because the computer detects misfires. Subaru released an improved spark plug wire set to solve the problem. The ignition coil should also be inspected for carbon tracks or short circuits between the contacts.
There is a technical service bulletin on the ABS control module. It is replaceable without having to replace the entire anti-lock brake hydraulic unit. Previously, the ABS control module was only available as a complete assembly that included the hydraulic unit.
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Questions and Answers
About how much would it be to get my engine rebuilt due to a spun bearing? Parts vs. Labor?
Best case scenario vs. worst case scenario?
I like to take off really fast. Is there a down side to high performance clutch? I am a street vehicle, mostly city driving with lots of hills, and I love to accelerate. How do I choose which sort ...
Was told the spark plugs and wires are fine. The cylinder blocks out of alignment; need to be "shaved" or something.