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#1 Roamer

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:51 PM

My father got inot a little fender bender with the 1997 subaru outback, in all honesty the damage does not look that bad, however the insurance is considering it a total loss, rather than junk it I am going to try to get it back on the road however the car wont start from a result of the accidnet it turns over but no start. I decided to check for codes and came up with P0340, which is a cam sensor malfunction circuit.

My question is could this code be a result from the accidnet and if so is this error code a simple sensor replacement or something more major. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:32 PM

My father got inot a little fender bender with the 1997 subaru outback, in all honesty the damage does not look that bad, however the insurance is considering it a total loss[...]

From http://www.answers.c...der-bender&r=67 "A collision involving motor vehicles that results in minor damage." I get the feeling that an accident resulting in the insurance company declaring the car a total loss might be a bit more severe than a "fender bender".

The reason the engine isn't starting could be as simple as a damaged cam sensor or wiring, but how about giving us a bit more specific detail about the damage? A picture or two might be worth the proverbial thousand words.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:53 PM

It could be the clearance between the cam sprocket and cam position sensor is too large after the accident. Did anything in that area get shifted? This can cause the engine to stall or not start.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:57 PM

The shock of the impact could have broken a dying cam sensor. A cam sensor will kep the car from running. Its possible to have a fender bender and have the car totaled due to parts costs, and still have a fixable car.
Can we see the damage please?

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 04:52 PM

The shock of the impact could have broken a dying cam sensor. A cam sensor will kep the car from running. Its possible to have a fender bender and have the car totaled due to parts costs, and still have a fixable car.
Can we see the damage please?

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Thanks for the advice, upon further investigation after my posting, I realized that as a result of the impact the area where the timing belt is held (yes I know I am by no means a mechanice I apologize on my terminology), is exposed and the timing belt itself is in bad shape. I have decided to just cut my losses now and to pick up another soobie.

So if anyone has a 2000+ model for sale in the NYC metro area let me know

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 05:02 PM

Hm...any chance of any of the Subaru brothers on this board picking up the remains?

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the advice, upon further investigation after my posting, I realized that as a result of the impact the area where the timing belt is held (yes I know I am by no means a mechanice I apologize on my terminology), is exposed and the timing belt itself is in bad shape. I have decided to just cut my losses now and to pick up another soobie.

So if anyone has a 2000+ model for sale in the NYC metro area let me know


in not far from you, want me to take a look at the car?

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 09:59 AM

Thanks for the advice, upon further investigation after my posting, I realized that as a result of the impact the area where the timing belt is held (yes I know I am by no means a mechanice I apologize on my terminology), is exposed and the timing belt itself is in bad shape. I have decided to just cut my losses now and to pick up another soobie.

So if anyone has a 2000+ model for sale in the NYC metro area let me know


You could replace the two pullies on the left head and slap a new belt on for not too huge money. It probably needed a timing belt change anyways. From my short visit in NYC, I wouldn't want a nice car there. Way too many near-accidents for me.

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 07:55 PM

Hm...any chance of any of the Subaru brothers on this board picking up the remains?


I wouldn't mind that at all the only issue is that when I spoke to my insurance company about wanting to keep the car I was told that they would deduct 500 dollars from the FMV since that is what they would receive from a salvage yard. I have yet to decide, will let you guys know.




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