So I just picked up a 2005 Legacy GTL at a used dealership and everything seemed perfect. As life goes, 30 miles after driving it off the lot the check engine light came on steady and cruisse control started blinking. I wasn't driving too crazy or anything so I doubt I caused the problem and suspect the dealership had disconnected the battery.
I took it into autozone and run the codes and it popped up with four possibilities.
1. Low or dirty motor oil
2. Blocked oil passage
3. Timing belt misalignment
4. Failed AVCS solenoid
I just put 6,500$ cash down on the car and almost broke the bank doing so. I am going to get a oil change tomorrow but in the meantime I am very nervous that one of the other two problems could be the issue and they don't sound cheap.
I have no idea what 3 and 4 mean and what the likelihood of those being the issues are. Can't someone please explain them, potential cost, seriousness of problem and what the likelihood of it being that issue.
I am trying to mentally prepare for the worst but its hard when I'm not sure what the worst holds for me.
Thank you all in advance.
Last edited by Euphya; 10-10-2012 at 10:22 PM..
Reason: Forgot to clarify the year of car