nelstomlinson Posted January 11 Share Posted January 11 My '96 Legacy recently began starting hard, have to crank for 10+ seconds before it starts to fire. Once it's running, it runs great. Fuel mileage has been about 24-ish on the highway, down a little from what I expect, but this is winter with a lot of idling and bad road conditions. About the same time this started, the CEL came on. Code reader says it's P1100, interwebs say that's intermittent MAF error. I unplugged and wiggled and re-plugged the MAF connector, cleared the codes, and drove it a while. The code still hasn't come back, but the hard starting remains. The battery is in fair shape, and the starter spins the engine as quickly as ever, per my ear. While I drove around, I looked at some of the data on the scan tool. When I first started it, the engine coolant temp was 25F. That's probably about right. It quickly warmed to 180F, again about right. I noticed steady readings from the MAF of 0.01 at idle up to 0.11 or so accelerating up a hill at full throttle. Spark advance about 20 degrees at idle, up to around 40 when accelerating. I can't see any signs of any problems, but I really don't know what to look for on these spark ignition engines. I'm not sure what else to try, but I think I better fix this before I burn up a starter. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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