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Should be located in this relay box.
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1997 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 27, 2012


Without looking at it, If there is raw fuel anywhere up top this is what i would do:
1. check rubber fuel lines on the intake. easy fix if leaking
2. check or replace the fuel injector o-rings they are $3.00 per set easy fix.
3. check cold start injector for fuel leak also easy fix

If no fuel leaks can be found in lines i would go straight for the injector seals but in noway would i let this stop me from buying the car if thats all thats wrong. even if an injector is cracked it is under $80.00 fix. here is a link showing the injector and o-ring position http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/Fuel+Injector/02521/C0024.oap?model=Legacy&vi=1269996&year=1997&make=Subaru

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 07, 2012


Found the answer at:
http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=98709


Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 29, 2012


Hi there:
You will have to pinpoint what the engine is missing...
- Spark
- Fuel
- Compression

All three of these are tested when the engine is being cranked over. There are two way of checking for fuel. Fuel pressure and fuel trigger. Both are very important and must be present for the engine to start. Fuel pressure is self explanatory. You just hook up the gage and see what the reading is. Fuel trigger is check with a noid light. The injector gets unplugged and the noid light gets plugged in to the injector clip. With the engine cranking over, this light must blink. This is the signal to the injectors from the computer. You can have all the fuel pressure in the world, but it wont matter if the injector is not pulsing gas into the cylinder like it should.

Compression tester, spark tester, fuel pressure gage and noid light are all accessible at your local auto store. All three tests play a very important part in diagnosing a no start condition. Be extremely careful when doing these tests.

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1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 25, 2012


Hello


The Engine and Automatic Transmission (not applicable to manual transmissions) in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Also always check fuel pressure for correct spec for your make and engine type.






1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012


Need auto-technician for this job is not just the tensioner,you my need New timing belt,new , idle new tensioner ,new crank and cam shaft seals and water pump and 3 to 3 and 1/2 hour labour .

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012


all cars must have some type of fused protection for fuel pump look in fuse box ,and or owners manul .

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012


if this happens while the engine is cold please run it idle once to start in the morning then drive and if it does always then. put the gear to neutral with the brakes on and push the accelerator slowly to higher side to see if engine is smooth if it shakes or shudders or engine seems to un stable use carburettor cleaner with the engine roaring say around 2000-2500 rpm. just spray from the opening intake of the air filter on top of the engine. spray two to three times, if it does not work remove the top cover of air filter remove the air filter and close the cover then try again. if it still does not help take the car to service station to check for all hydraulic oil and clutch oil. are you sure that engine oil is on top indicator or it is low. this could also be the reason and the engine could cease also.better first check for the engine oil level on the oil dipstick.usually located near the fan belts of the engine front side

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 29, 2012


will it restart ? can you check the computer for trouble codes ?
The check engine light would come on just as the engine dies under normal conditions.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 20, 2012


You would need to contact the email provider or the website that handles it.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 18, 2012


Hello. Replacing the clutch in a 4WD is a pretty big job. Dealerships charge it as a ten hour job. It could take from 8-12. Joe

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 14, 2012


Check serpentine belt if it broke you will lose power because it runs your altenator and water pump hence no power and over heating if it is it is a easy fix if u have patience if not limp it to a repair shop hope this helps

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jul 22, 2012


most auto parts stores sell a kit to convert it over just so you know it will be about 5 degrees warmer

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 30, 2012


Do you hear a 'click' when the key is turned to start? Have someone try the key while you listen under the hood. It should be the starter solenoid clicking. You need either a test light or voltmeter to test further. One large terminal on the solenoid has the large wire from the battery positive, and should always show voltage/light at all times. Test the other side of the solenoid (large terminal) that is connected to the terminal on the starter motor. It should show light/voltage when the key is turned. If it doesn't, the solenoid must be replaced. If it does show light/voltage, then the starter motor is defective (probably brushes). If you get no click when turning the key, test the small terminal on the solenoid, you should see a voltage/light change when the key is turned. If you see a change, but no click, the solenoid coil is open or the case of the solenoid is not grounding where it is mounted. Try loosening the mounting and re-tighten. If no help, replace the solenoid. If you see no change at the small terminal, remove the wire from it and using a spare piece of wire, touch the small terminal to, first, the large terminal that the battery is connected to, then to the the mounting bolt for the solenoid. If the solenoid is good, the starter should operate with one of these two tests. In that case, the starter position of key switch is open--replace the ignition switch.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012


Through the dipstick tube if you have one, otherwise the dealer needs to do the fill.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 07, 2012

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