Question about Subaru Forester
Engine number EJ20 Chasis number SGS-004656
Sounds like your in tank pump isn't working.....and you have no fuel pressure at the fuel rail on the engine. See if you can tell that it turns on when you turn the key on....I'm not familiar with Subarus so I don't know if you can hear them spin up or not......Most any shop can tell you if you have fuel pressure at the rail....the other way is to loosen the fuel line at the rail and turn the key to on ( not crank) and see if you have fuel leaking from the loosened connection.
Posted on Apr 15, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Essentially what the shop told you is that they want to do a total engine rebuild.... On a 89 vehicle this will easily exceed the street value of the car. In my opinion, this is not wise. If the noise is only present at startup and for a short time thereafter, you are at the beginning stages of failure.( a difference of a few thousandths of an inch can cause a noise) I would switch to a heavier grade oil (if you use a 10W anything, change to a 20W anything (like 20w50) or a straight weight like sae40.
This will mitigate the effects of wear for a while and give you time to save for another vehicle or find a good used engine to install (better option than rebuild as long as you can first hear it run and can verify it's not worse than the one you have) Using a thicker oil will not "repair" worn parts but can help buy you time. Don't rev the engine to make the noise go away...you will do more harm to it than if you just drove it normally.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Drop in to an Autozone, or Pep Boys, or similar big parts store & they will usually scan for codes free. This will hopefully eliminate all the guess work, or at least point everyone in right direction for better diagnosis. If not obvious from codes what the problem is, get back to us and we'll help you out.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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Yes they will bolt in. Make sure you have the sensors matched. You might have to do some playing with the computer to make it all work properly. Good luck and have a great day.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
undo the negative battery terminal for around 10 to 15 minutes and then put it back on and the light should be out. it resets the computer
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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