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Old 03-21-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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so anyway, i have a real problem with my subaru not starting and acting all funny.

i recently took apart my center console to find that one of the wires is snapped. you see my problem all started with the car not going into gear smoothly at first (this is an auto tranny), then only being able to go into reverse, then into no gear at all and not being able to start it after shutoff.

so what im thinking is that this red wire is the safety switch of some sort for the starting of the car.

so now this is a big problem for 2 reasons. when i put the car into the accessory position, i can head a distinct electrical sound coming from my transmission area. Is this my starter? i was under the impression that these cars had their starters in the engine bay where it would be easier to access, but this sound is coming from near the top of the transmission, or directly in it. Secondly would this wire stop my car from starting? Any help is appreciated, and input as always.
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edit. what gauge wire should this be anyway?
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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....d0000d....looks like a gheto/kiddie wiring jerb to ME!~!!!!!!

...that 'aint stock, Toto
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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Yep that's some aftermarket crap and not factory wiring. What you're showing us may or may not be the reason for your starting problems. The best thing you can do is get the car to a shop where people who know what they're doing can remove the sloppy wiring and fix it properly.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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Yep that's some aftermarket crap and not factory wiring. What you're showing us may or may not be the reason for your starting problems. The best thing you can do is get the car to a shop where people who know what they're doing can remove the sloppy wiring and fix it properly.
i figured it as much, this is some weird ass ****. im gonna call a local tomorrow and ask if he knows whats up.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:36 PM   #5
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okay so he told me it was my tranny, and that it ran low on oil. bs, tranny fluid is filled to full as always. Anyway, when i turn on my car onto the accessory position, i can hear this loud electrical buzz coming from down under. Where is the starter located on these cars? i wanna use this as reference for when i go work on the car tomorrow. I am also going to try to fix the crappy ghetto wiring job up top, and hopefully i can have the car cranking by tomorrow.
cliffs. loud electrical buzz from under. Any ideas?
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #6
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I have this problem, i have a 02 wrx with a viper alarm ( with remote start) blitz gauges and turbo timer among many other mods. Now here is where i had the problem. My car sat for 2 years ( im in the military ) and i drove it and all of a sudden my car just lost all power, it shut completely off and i had nothing.

Its a brand new battery so its not that. And now when i go to start my car the turbo timer counts down to zero and it dies, also when i depress the emergency break car just dies any ideas?? Also the gauge lights dont always come on its weird anyone have this problem happen ??
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I have this problem, i have a 02 wrx with a viper alarm ( with remote start) blitz gauges and turbo timer among many other mods. Now here is where i had the problem. My car sat for 2 years ( im in the military ) and i drove it and all of a sudden my car just lost all power, it shut completely off and i had nothing.

Its a brand new battery so its not that. And now when i go to start my car the turbo timer counts down to zero and it dies, also when i depress the emergency break car just dies any ideas?? Also the gauge lights dont always come on its weird anyone have this problem happen ??
No you don't have "this" problem, you have a different situation altogether and it has nothing to do with this thread.

Cryo, unfortunately that's not enough information for us to go on, this is something that has to be diagnosed in person by someone with the proper skills.
I don't know you personally or have any idea of your actual skill level so don't take this the wrong way, but unless you really know what you are doing you may just make things worse by messing with it yourself.
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i really wish i knew this car better like my supra... i understand what you're saying it's just the sole problem is it wont move at all without getting started and i simply cannot tow it for financial reasons. i also like doing some diagnosis before i take it into the shop. well sunday ill try to give you guys more information to go on.
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I was not saying i had "This problem" i was saying that in general that is my problem
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okay so he told me it was my tranny, and that it ran low on oil. bs, tranny fluid is filled to full as always. Anyway, when i turn on my car onto the accessory position, i can hear this loud electrical buzz coming from down under. Where is the starter located on these cars? i wanna use this as reference for when i go work on the car tomorrow. I am also going to try to fix the crappy ghetto wiring job up top, and hopefully i can have the car cranking by tomorrow.
cliffs. loud electrical buzz from under. Any ideas?
does your car have a front diff AND a tranny dipstick ????
some do and they can get confuzed and over/under filled....beware
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:06 PM   #11
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does your car have a front diff AND a tranny dipstick ????
some do and they can get confused and over/under filled....beware
yes it does, and the tranny fluid is full. Anyway so i was wondering if anyone had the shifter assembly for part numbers handy with them. like the one where it separates all the different parts so i can get a part number. i am missing a big part of my assembly...
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