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93 legacy won't turn over


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#1 sumoco

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

Just bought a legacy that doesn't run, the guy I bought it from said the timing belt broke but just confirmed that it is still in tact.

When I turn the key all I hear is a click

#2 Olnick

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

The click could be simply because of worn copper contacts in the starter's solenoid, a fairly common problem on older Subarus.  It's a cheap and fairly easy fix.

 

If the timing belt is okay check to make sure the timing marks on the cams still line up properly.

 

Good luck.



#3 heartless

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:24 AM

can you rotate the engine manually? (21mm socket on the crank bolt, turn clockwise) if yes, then I would agree with Olnick - bad starter contacts and/or bad connections.

 

also make sure battery is fully charged...



#4 Gloyale

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

can you rotate the engine manually? (21mm socket on the crank bolt, turn clockwise) if yes, then I would agree with Olnick - bad starter contacts and/or bad connections.

 

also make sure battery is fully charged...

 

22mm socket.

 

Weak ig. switch.

 

Add a relay to starting system......or pushbtton.......or both.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

22mm socket.

 

Weak ig. switch.

 

Add a relay to starting system......or pushbtton.......or both.

 

oops - you're right...22mm (hadnt had enough coffee yet! LOL)



#6 sumoco

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

I can turn the engine, is there a way to test junk yard starters??

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

Also I'm only wanting to get this car running so that I know the engine is good so I can then rip it out and cram it into my brat, is there a way to bypass the starter just to get the engine running?

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Also I'm only wanting to get this car running so that I know the engine is good so I can then rip it out and cram it into my brat, is there a way to bypass the starter just to get the engine running?

If stick shift, push to 5 mph, then pop the clutch to start, without using the stater.

 

If automatic tranny, then can only start with a starter.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

you can jump a wire from thebattery to the small tab on the starter to work around the ign switch and circuitry.






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