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97' Impreza Won't Start
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:38 PM
Had this happen about 6 weeks ago (DOA when I went to start) and it started fine with the help of a jump. Just figured I left something on or a door open. Didn't think much of it. Car ran fine up until today. Not sure where to begin, any help is appreciated.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:40 PM
If starter is original it may be due.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:02 PM
If its a manual make sure the clutch is pressed all the way down.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:57 PM
Guess my battery and alternator are good. Can't figure out what I did since the Neg connection on the battery is good, no acid build up at all. Positive terminal is good and tight as well, little build-up on that connection.
Think I should replace both of the cables just to be safe?
Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:32 AM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
cables almost never fail on Subaru's, i wouldn't throw parts at it just yet.
get a battery post and cable end/terminal cleaner and clean them both and reinstall.
gotta start digging into electrical stuff if that's not it.
testing for voltage at the starter
jumping it via the battery
jumping via the starter - give 12 volts right to the starter
Edited by grossgary, 01 January 2013 - 01:50 PM.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:51 PM
yes! very common. if it's an auto, move the shifter forward/back a few times and they crank right up.
Sometimes moving the shifter around in the slot will clear the trouble for a bit.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:07 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:07 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:31 AM
What part is the culprit?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:29 AM
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