Hard Starting 92 Legacy

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Rich, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I have a 1992 Legacy, 4WD with a 2.2 engine. In the past couple of
    days, which have gotten rather cold, the car will grind and sputter
    and perhaps take 10 minutes of effort before it will start. The
    battery is strong and a mechanic has checked the coolant sensor,
    plugs, injectors and fuel flow and all seem to be okay. He installed
    a new "cold pack?" but that did nothing to fix the problem. He says
    the plugs indicate a lean fuel mixture but not excessively so but he
    cannot figure the problem.

    When, and if the car does finally start, it seems to run fine once it
    has warmed up.

    Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

    Rich, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. Rich

    ed Guest

    Sounds like the fuel system may not be enriching the mix at start up,
    generally handled by the coolant sensor, but also by the control module.
    Also need to check the crank position sensor. The coolant sensor tests need
    to be done on a cold engine to get proper results (or removed from the
    engine and cooled with an ice cube or in the freezer for a few minutes).
    Ed B.
    ed, Dec 9, 2003
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