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Another engine crank but wont start case

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#1 vincentmoy


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:55 PM

So, my 98 Impreza OBS 5MT with about 190k was invloved in a drive way accident last weekend and resulted in a bended hood and some other front end damages.

On Monday, my roommate and I were fiddling around with it and it cranked right up. Then it was sitting until today.

I went out and started it and made sure it ran for a couple minutes, then I turn it off and went back to the house. About an hour later I went back out, clean off some snow and try to start it again.

This time it cough (sounds like it caugh but once I release the key it died) the first time. After that, it will crank all day (well, more like 5 mins) and won't catch.

Do you guys have any ideas?

Thanks so much!

#2 lmdew



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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:34 PM

Pull the codes with a scanner. If you don't have one, disconnect the battery for a couple of hours. Put the battery on a charger to make sure it's fully charged and then hook it back up.

#3 Fairtax4me



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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:05 PM

Check fuses first.
Then check for spark.

#4 vincentmoy


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:53 PM

Well, I guess I just flooded the engine because after I let it sat for another hour, it started the 1st crank:rolleyes:

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