2009 Forester Just replaced the engine and it won't start

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    pblanton

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    I have a 2009 Subaru Forester. It spun a bearing so I replaced the engine with a new short-block.

    I removed the old engine, and stripped it down to the short block, then put all of the heads and intake and everything on the new engine and dropped it back in. All of the wires and harness connectors are back together. The engine ground is connected and the chassis ground is connected.

    When I turn the key on, I do not hear a whine from the fuel pump.

    When I try to crank it, it will not. No click, nothing.

    • Battery is fully charged and checks out.
    • Continuity from the battery's positive terminal to the starter is good.
    • Continuity from the alternator to the battery is good.
    • All of the fuses are good.
    • Voltage on the small, trigger wire to the starter is 8.7 Volts when trying to start; Negligible when the key is on but not trying to start.
    • The starter spins when I jump the two large connectors on it so I know the starter motor works.
    The turbocharger intercooler is not on yet. I just wanted to make sure it cranked and wanted to start before I put it on, so I can easily reach the starter.

    Same with the piece of exhaust pipe that contains the catalytic convertor. The exhaust pipe to the turbo is connected.

    Engine is full of oil, and coolant. No leaks.

    There are no missing, or disconnected electrical connectors. Everything went back to where it was when I began this journey.

    For what it's worth, it started and ran (knocking like hell) before I removed the engine. I drove it into the garage to work on it.

    Any ideas on why the fuel pump doesn't run and the starter doesn't come in, would be much appreciated.
     
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    No ideas?

    no suggestions of what I should look at?
     
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    Check the fuseable link on the starting system
     
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    Also make sure the engine isn't binding.
    Can you rotate it over by hand when u put a socket on the crankshaft pulley and rotate the engine
     
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    Yes, the engine turns when I turn the pulley on the front. It's how I put the flywheel bolts into the torque convertor.
     
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    I'll look that up, but if you could enlighten me, that'd be appreciated.
     
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