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94 Legacy 5MT wont start after engine bath?


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#1 tuner-automotive

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:13 AM

Ive cleaned many a engines before but this time the car wouldnt start after a degrease and then wash of the engine bay.
Usually I would suspect a wet distributor but we dont have these on our Subies.
Car turns over just fine , just wont catch.
Any suggestions?

#2 tcspeer

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:25 AM

Make sure your big vacum line that is in the middle of the air tubing is still connected, it is the one that is around 3/4 in. dia. Other then that leave hood open and let dry.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:38 AM

Make sure the coil pack isn't wet, and the leads are secure.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:44 AM

Maybe also see if there is any arcing off the spark plug wires; if so replace wires.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 04:35 PM

If 110v outlet is near by, suggest using a couple of portable hair dryers on the motor to dry up any moisture. I have done that before, and it helps.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 05:03 AM

WD40 will dry it quicker than a hair dryer.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:16 AM

2 days of sitting and still no catch of the motor.
Just starter turning over.
Engine is dry.:confused:

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:37 AM

Im now leaning towards a wet ICM as my culprit as its the ONLY thing that would really prevent the start of the engine.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 05:51 PM

You are probably not getting fire, but I would check and see if fuel is getting to the engine also. You may have water down in the spark plug holes, I would check. Did you check that big vacum hose? It has gotten more then one of us.

Im now leaning towards a wet ICM as my culprit as its the ONLY thing that would really prevent the start of the engine.



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Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:11 PM

Yes that hose is intact, thanx.
Feels like its getting fuel , just no spark.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:12 PM

Are you seeing any arcing in there if it's dark out whilst cranking?




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