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Subaru cranks but wont start

Car's been running great, and has +200k miles... one morning about a week ago cranked fine but no start...fuel pressure is on, running about 10psi over usual limit..haven't tested spark plugs yet, I'm thinking something with the ignition system, sparks, or distributor...any thoughts appreciated, thanks.

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Pull spark plug and check for spark.

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I have the same problem with my 86 GL 4WD. One day it started to turn, and then lost all power. I couldn't even turn on the lights. I have played with the ignition switch wires, and gotten it to fire. I think there may be a short somewhere in the switch or the wires to the harness, but I have not isolated it yet. You might check your ignition switch and wiring...

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SOURCE: 93" subaru legacy ( EJ22 with auto) engine stopped & won't start

Water introduced through the fuel system. Drain tank and lines, refill, and add HEET.

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i would say maf 2

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Have you checked the ignition fuses, or checked for power to your ignition module? You have everything else covered! I hope these ideas will get you running. Best wishes.

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SOURCE: 1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L

No spark = bad coil, bad coil connections(check all for tightness), bad distributor cap or rotor(assuming vehicle doesn't use coil packs, which i doubt for a 91)

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