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98 Outback won't start after dead battery


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#1 twotsnon

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:04 AM

Hi
I'm mostly a lurker looking for help. Have a 98 Legacy Outback. I rolled the windows down to air the car out and left the key on draining the battery. I have charged the battery up but the car will not start. Turns over, sounds like it wants to start but will not. It is making an odd buzzing sound when I depress the accelerator. Tried some starting fluid but to no avail. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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#2 ShawnW

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:14 AM

Did it get charged with the key in that position or in the off position?
Did you trickle charge or jump start charge it?

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:53 AM

Key off. Trickle charge overnight. Going to try and jump it a little later. Maybe not enough battery power to fire?
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#4 Commuter

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:05 PM

Original battery?

If it is... the drain might have finished it off.

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#5 ShawnW

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:33 PM

Im with Commuter now. I think you should take the battery out and take it to a parts store for a test. If its bad it will be revealed quickest that way and you have your old one there to core exchange too.

Its probably got a dead short internally or something.

#6 Cougar

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:40 PM

It's not a good sign when starting fluid fails to get an engine fired up in my opinon. Hopefully the engine is just really flooded with fuel. You may want to pull a plug and look it over. If it is real wet with fuel you could pull the rest and then crank the engine a little to blow out the rest of the fuel. Dry the plugs off and then place them back in the same cylinder holes they came from. If the plugs are pretty wore, you may just want to put new ones in since you have the old ones out.

Keep us posted.

#7 Commuter

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 12:22 PM

"bump"

Just wondering what the outcome was.

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