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96 Outback won't start

 
avaholic21
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      10-27-2006
Greetings- I'm a frequent lurker, first time poster, so please bear
with me. I have a '96 Legacy Outback 2.2L that won't start. I've read
posts regarding the crank/cam sensors and suspected that at first. I
have spark at the plugs and no codes from my Actron OBDII reader
leading me to suspect fuel pump/relay/etc. My question is... If the car
won't start, will I get a DTC for any faults. I'm assuming since I do
have a spark, my problem is not ignition/electrical. Any insight would
be great...!

Thanks in advance

 
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AS
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      10-28-2006
You may get a code but not necessarily.

Have you tried pinching the fuel line and then turning the ignition
switch on? Do you feel the hose getting stiffer? This will help
determine if you have fuel pressure.

Do you smell gas? The engine could be flooded, flooring the gas pedal
while cranking the engine cuts the fuel supply and helps start the engine.

Good luck

avaholic21 wrote:

> Greetings- I'm a frequent lurker, first time poster, so please bear
> with me. I have a '96 Legacy Outback 2.2L that won't start. I've read
> posts regarding the crank/cam sensors and suspected that at first. I
> have spark at the plugs and no codes from my Actron OBDII reader
> leading me to suspect fuel pump/relay/etc. My question is... If the car
> won't start, will I get a DTC for any faults. I'm assuming since I do
> have a spark, my problem is not ignition/electrical. Any insight would
> be great...!
>
> Thanks in advance
>

 
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avaholic21
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      10-30-2006
AS- Thanks for the reply. It turns out the fuel pump went out on me.
Your suggestion for testing fuel pressure (among others gleaned from
this NSG) helped me diagnose the culprit.

Thanks Again...!

AS wrote:
> You may get a code but not necessarily.
>
> Have you tried pinching the fuel line and then turning the ignition
> switch on? Do you feel the hose getting stiffer? This will help
> determine if you have fuel pressure.
>
> Do you smell gas? The engine could be flooded, flooring the gas pedal
> while cranking the engine cuts the fuel supply and helps start the engine.
>
> Good luck
>
> avaholic21 wrote:
>
> > Greetings- I'm a frequent lurker, first time poster, so please bear
> > with me. I have a '96 Legacy Outback 2.2L that won't start. I've read
> > posts regarding the crank/cam sensors and suspected that at first. I
> > have spark at the plugs and no codes from my Actron OBDII reader
> > leading me to suspect fuel pump/relay/etc. My question is... If the car
> > won't start, will I get a DTC for any faults. I'm assuming since I do
> > have a spark, my problem is not ignition/electrical. Any insight would
> > be great...!
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >


 
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