That ended up being the easiest.While you don't want to unplug the fuel pump it is easy on most cars I have done.
Both my 2017 Forester and my 1999 Rav4 have a panel under the backseat with 4 screws. Under the panel is the top of the fuel tank and the electrical connector for the fuel pump, unplug it.
Your 2006 could be the same.
I did not actually see a mouse, just the nesting material. I guess it could have run off by the time I got there. I suppose there is no way to test, other that to take it all down and see?If a mouse was blown out the tail pipe, I would hazard a guess there is/was more than just mouse still clogging the exhaust.
I have not cleared the codes yet. Just talked to someone that thinks the cam timing must be off. I'm pretty sure it's OK, as I had some people double check my lineup, via photos of the sprockets, and they all said it was fine. I don't know enough about Subaru's to know if it would run at all if it was off a tooth.@joea99, Is it still showing P302 and P304? Have you tried swapping plug wires and/or spark plugs to the opposite side of the engine? 2 and 4 are on the same side. Subaru also uses a wasted spark ignition: Ignition Coil Testing “Waste spark ignition system”: | Subaru Idiots
Make sure your cam and crank sensors and wiring are in good shape as well.
Move fuel injectors around as well.
here are pics of what it looked like.@joea99 It kind of makes sense the cam timing may be off, as the issue is only affecting the one side of the engine. So it's worth double checking the timing alignment, along with my list of suggestions. It can run off 1 tooth. Keep in mind it's a interference engine, meaning if it's off too much, valves will crash into the pistons.
OK, thanks. I was worried about the crank marks. Thinking it was "half a tooth" off(Toyota and VW experience), but could not get it any closer.@joea99 It looks right to me as well. Hopefully others will have something to say. But definitely try swapping plug wires around and maybe injectors as well. See if the misfire moves.
Yeah, I thought it should do that as well. Here's a vid I took of angles on the crank viewing.@joea99 I agree it looks 1/2 tooth off, but if that was the case, one would think you'd get the misfire on both sides of the engine and not just the 2 and 4 side. But then I could be wrong.