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'90 legacy. Went to start one morning and it sounded normal. I let off the key too soon, and it didn't start. Turned key again, just get the starter.

Put in new timing belt, it wasn't broke, but it needed it anyway.

New coil. I have good spark. Really good spark...

Checked fuses, link ect.

One thought was, left cam seemed very easy to rotate. Possible broken cam?

What am I missing?

 

Engine codes are o2 and #2 injectors.

 

Thanks

Stephen

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when the cam pulley is turned - are you sure the camshaft turns?

 

just asking cause I have read of cracked pulleys - dunno if they'd turn or fall off though....

 

when it cranks - does the rhythm of the cranking sound even?

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The rhythm sounds normal when cranking. Just no sound like fuel is being fed. Hmmm. Must check for fuel.

I'd have to pull the timing belt to check the first question. Not a problem as I haven't fully buttoned up the radiator yet.

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The passenger side cam is off the lobes when the timing belt is being put on so yes it's easy to turn by hand.  That's normal.

 

You can put a little fuel in the intake and see if it fires and runs for a short period of time.  

 

Double check the cam and crank sensor plugs.

 

You did use the tick mark on the back of the crank gear to line up the crank; correct?

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If you are getting injector codes then a lack of fuel seems pretty logical. You should also check the compression.

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Needed a compression tester anyway. It's a wrecking yard engine, so it's previous life is a mystery. I bought the car with it.

There is low resistance when checking the injectors. Voltage is in spec.

Didn't think to check the plugs for the can and crank sensors. Will do that today.

Been wanting to snag another motor from the wrecking yard anyway. Maybe it's time.

Thanks for the ideas. It's my first Subaru. I prefer working on my dodge power wagon. Fuel&fire and it goes! Lol

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Finally had time to work on my car. Got it started! Starter fluid, foot to the floor and cranked on it.

Only ran for a moment, but that eliminates a whole host of potential problems.

So now I'm thinking fuel. I'll start pursuing that thread.

Pick n pull has fuel pumps for $28. Rock Auto has em for $18. Don't know if I need one or not yet.

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First pull the inlet line from the filter under the hood and crank. If no fuel, check the fuses in the accessory panel and then the relays under the hood.

SBF 2 and 4 must both be good for fuel.

It may not be the pump.

 

O.

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