Question about 1995 Subaru Impreza

2 Answers

1995 impreza engine cuts out stamers at low rpms

Posted by on

  • kristie37663 Feb 03, 2012

    Thanks so far, not good. Replaced mass airflow sensor (new) and idle contol valve (used). Now won't even start. Started a new stream too. It is really a legacy 1995. Not sure of the mix up. Thanks for ideas. It did run great once when warm after replaced MAFS but not quite right yet, it still didn't have power. But once it's rolling it changed gears well, didn't start from stop well through.

  • Nicolo Carlo Parazo Feb 05, 2012

    hmmm.... you may want to inspect the wires for loose connections and bad wires. Check first the battery terminals see if you can remove the cables with just bare hands. If you may have to tighten them up if they can come loose.



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My 1999 turbo impreza wrx has same problem. For months I put up with it hard to start and I would have to sit in and idle it. The car ran terrible it was fumey and blew a bit of white smoke. The idle would rev up then down constantly. I took some advice and my son cleaned the MAF sensor. Buy a new MAF or get some MAF cleaner spray. Once I drove it I instantly found the car idled better and it ran like a dream , even started easier. It's like the car could finally breath.take the advice and clean or replace the sensors. We also took the pod filter off and replaced it with a standard box. We did this with our other 99 Sti as we kept going through MAF sensors the cheap ones used to last a few weeks then the cars would run bad again. Once we were rid of the pods and replaced with the standard air box which had genuine Subaru MAFS we have never had a problem

Posted on Jun 24, 2012

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,187 Answers

Check if you have rough idling as well. You may want to clean out the MAF sensor found at its intake manifold. You may use carb cleaners to spray it or tuner sprays. Other than that it could be loose wiring or vacuum hoses. A faulty or dirt Idle Air control valve may cause the problem.

Posted on Feb 01, 2012


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my check engine light on and my cruise control flashing at me?

It"s a good possablity that you have one or two cat. converter plug.

Jul 07, 2014 | 2006 Subaru Impreza

1 Answer

1995 l coupe impreza engine light kicks on when car is stopped for a few seconds to a minute.

Not really enough info to give an accurate diagnosis but you may check the Idle Control solenoid. Some refer to it as Idle Air Control valve. or sensor

Nov 23, 2011 | 1995 Subaru Impreza

1 Answer

My subaru started smoking then cut out now the engine light is flashing continuosly?

Started smoking from the engine compartment? When you crank it, does it turn over? This is sounds serious. Give me more information.

Mar 27, 2011 | 1995 Subaru Impreza

1 Answer

1995 suburu impreza, constant loss of engine power dosent smoke or backfire just has no power i installed a new air filter and fuel filter plugs and wires but did not help

I would take out all the spark plugs and perform a cylinder compression test and compare the results of your engines compression to a repair manuals specs and see if the results sumwhat coinside, if you find the compression to be considerably low across all 4 cylinders i would check your timing belts condition and make sure all the timing marks line up its possible your belt is worn and could have jumped out 1 tooth of valve timing causing extreme power loss in the engine.....

Dec 12, 2010 | 1995 Subaru Impreza

1 Answer

1995 Subaru Impreza WRX engine problem

Voltage Regulator?

If the noise sounds like a weeeeeee that increases in pitch as the RPMs increase, and you haven't heard this sound before the 'problem', suspect the alternator...

Mar 12, 2009 | 1995 Subaru Impreza

1 Answer

Will cut out at speed. And then starts again.

boost too high,theres a boost cut out that interupts the engine by cutting out split seconds to stop overboosting,is it stock or has there been mods done

Mar 07, 2009 | 1995 Subaru Impreza

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Subaru Impreza Logo

383 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Subaru Experts


Level 3 Expert

85020 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22484 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Subaru Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides