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Old 12-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation WRX Won't Crank After Clutch Swap

Well I just got done pulling the engine in and out to swap the clutch on my 09 WRX. I got everything back together, and when I went to turn it on for the first time I get nothing..... Doesn't even try to start.

It also has the temp gauge pegged all the way hot, which I've always thought was an ECU thing. Everything else works electrically, just no crank.

I put my multimeter across the starter and it's getting power, but for some reason it won't crank at all.

Any help is appreciated, I'm going through and double check for any grounds or connectors I missed.

The first thing I did was pull the battery out of the car, and it was the last thing to go back in. The fuse for the starter is also fine.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Check for a bad ground. If you missed reinstalling the ground strap to the block, that would do it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Herr derr moment of the whole process... I plugged the main engine harness in but didn't snap the connector. Moved the latch and started right up.

I can honestly say that was the only thing I messed up during the whole process. Engine-pull clutch job solo in 17 hours.

Thanks for the input though!
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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2.0 hours on a lift..
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Pulled the motor to replace clutch?!!?!?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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I solo pulled my tranny and replaced clutch with no lift In 5 hours. Getting the tranny matched back to the motor was a pita.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:08 AM   #7
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Pulled the motor to replace clutch?!!?!?
This. lol
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:17 AM   #8
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This. lol
It is easier to pull the motor than to pull the transmission if you don't have a lift.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:25 AM   #9
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It is easier to pull the motor than to pull the transmission if you don't have a lift.
I suppose that's subjective..
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #10
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I suppose that's subjective..
I guess. Maybe I meant to say that many people would prefer to work on their car standing up than laying on their back.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #11
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Yeah no way I'm dropping the trans to do the clutch. Some guys are able to get enough separation by dropping the drive shaft and pulling the trans back, but I had a few other things to do on the engine while it was out.

Plus I'd much rather wrestle an engine back in from up top than lay on my cold concrete garage floor trying to get a trans lined up by myself.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #12
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Default I did a few clutch changes in cars including subarus

I have seen all sorts of other jobs performed by DIYfers, check to make sure your clutch was proerly lined up in addition to your bell housing the motor. If is misaligned it will not crank and may damage your main output shaft.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #13
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I solo pulled my tranny and replaced clutch with no lift In 5 hours. Getting the tranny matched back to the motor was a pita.
It sure is!
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It is easier to pull the motor than to pull the transmission if you don't have a lift.
Thats the easiest way how it's done IMO
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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I have seen all sorts of other jobs performed by DIYfers, check to make sure your clutch was proerly lined up in addition to your bell housing the motor. If is misaligned it will not crank and may damage your main output shaft.
See post #3.

New clutch already has almost 1k miles on it
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