96 Outback won't start

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by avaholic21, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. avaholic21

    avaholic21 Guest

    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
     
    avaholic21, Oct 27, 2006
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  2. avaholic21

    AS Guest

    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
    >
     
    AS, Oct 28, 2006
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  3. avaholic21

    avaholic21 Guest

    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
    > >
     
    avaholic21, Oct 30, 2006
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