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#1 greg rosshirt

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

Wonder if anyone can offer help?? I have a 1997 legacy outback limited 2.5, found a good replacement 1998 legacy motor, put it in and now only the front bank coil pack fires?? th back two dont???? hummm swapped the coil and same thing
Is there a wiring change from 1998 to 1997 with regard to the coil pack ??

Any help would be greatly appreciated..... thx gr

Edited by greg rosshirt, 14 November 2011 - 03:25 PM.


#2 porcupine73

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

Do you have an ignitor you can try swapping out too?

Did you use the ECU from the new engine? I forget the specifics, but some of the engines changed the tick marks on the cam sprocket that the cam angle sensor reads, though I'm not sure that would cause your particular problem.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

Yes Im planning on doing that tonight, and possibly ohming out the wires from the coil pack to the harness connector and compare to the 97 engine???? I did not get the ECU from the donor...:( thanks for the response!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

that's a straight forward swap - you just take one engine out and put the other in. the issue is not related to difference in years of the engine.

swapping coil and igniter sounds like a really good deal.

which intake manifold did you use? you could try swapping that if all else fails in case the fuel system, injectors are hosed on the "new" unknown engine.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

Swap the plug wires (1 to 3, 2 to 4).

Did you install new plugs?

See if the problem follows plug wires or stays with coil.

I have a good ignitor here if you need one PM me.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:31 AM

Always use the intake manifold and parts from your original engine to prevent issues like this...

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:42 AM

Swap the plug wires (1 to 3, 2 to 4).

Did you install new plugs?

See if the problem follows plug wires or stays with coil.

I have a good ignitor here if you need one PM me.




Thanks for the response, I borrowed an ignitor from my bro-in law, fixed the issue! You have a good ignitor for sale??? how much?




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