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Old 01-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #8826
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:58 AM   #8827
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Lowered my car tonight I'm so happy with how it turned out, it took awhile but it was totally worth it.
For anyone who is going to ask
I lowered it 1.4" in the rear and 1.5" in the front. And they're h&r springs.

And it looks much lower in person.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:00 AM   #8828
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Do they shake when breaking?
Nope, just a little metal squealing sound that happens the first time I break when I start driving. I don't feel any reduction in braking power either. Just broke 50k miles on the car and I'm pretty sure its the original equipment. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #8829
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Received my mint condition 2008 WRX sedan black carpet. Going to start stripping the interior today for my new carpet install and black seats im picking up later this week.

Also going to keep searching for a new fuel pump, most likely going the salvage yard route since the stealership wants list price of $395.

Also, found out through a local OEM auto parts store that there was a recall on the 2008 Impreza fuel regulator, which is only a $77 part. Going to check the power output on this and the pump to verify what exactly is the problem with my car.

Guess it was a good time for my pump to fail on my car since I already planned on removing the entire interior anyways for my carpet swap.

Very suprised how little information their is on the internet for 2008-2010 Impreza cars when it comes to maintenance problems.

I'm coming from 5 years on this forum.... 2002-2004 Audi A4 Tech Forums ,

http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumd.../77-B6-A4-Tech
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #8830
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Anyone know the location of the fuel pump control unit?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #8831
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Anyone know the location of the fuel pump control unit?
If there was a recall, Subaru should cover it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #8832
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Anyone know where this fuel pump control unit is located?



I have all my rear seats/trunk ripped apart, can't find it. Wtf, Subaru.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #8833
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Manually ran power straight from the battery to the fuel pump... Was able to hear the pump run and tried to start the car, still nothing. Factored out the fuel pump being the issue. Car has spark. Anyone have any reasonable idea's as to what can keep this car from starting? Ran perfect up until I turned the key off at work on Thursday, what the hell. No information on this model car ANYWHERE on the internet or forums.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:11 PM   #8834
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Manually ran power straight from the battery to the fuel pump... Was able to hear the pump run and tried to start the car, still nothing. Factored out the fuel pump being the issue. Car has spark. Anyone have any reasonable idea's as to what can keep this car from starting? Ran perfect up until I turned the key off at work on Thursday, what the hell. No information on this model car ANYWHERE on the internet or forums.
How many miles again? Previous 1 owner? Did you see the car fax?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #8835
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How many miles again? Previous 1 owner? Did you see the car fax?
152k, 1 owner. All belts have been replaced/fluids flushed. Timing belt/waterpump done at 85k.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #8836
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152k, 1 owner. All belts have been replaced/fluids flushed. Timing belt/waterpump done at 85k.
Why was the timing belt done nearly 20k early?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #8837
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Why was the timing belt done nearly 20k early?
Preventative, I assume. My Audi is recommended to be replaced every 80k, did mine at 55k.

Back on topic.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:35 PM   #8838
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Preventative, I assume. My Audi is recommended to be replaced every 80k, did mine at 55k.

Back on topic.
We're on topic. Your car has a boat load of miles for being an 08. Sounds like it was probably a highway beater. Possibly driven to a point where it wasn't a pre-caution to change the timing belt but more of a necessity before something went wrong.

If the fuel pump is a recall from Subaru, why not have it fixed from the dealership for free?

I have never heard of this recall and we have the same car (besides mine is a 5sp and yours an auto). I get my car serviced at the dealership and they check for recalls every time. In fact, they just checked yesterday while I was their.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #8839
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Manually ran power straight from the battery to the fuel pump... Was able to hear the pump run and tried to start the car, still nothing. Factored out the fuel pump being the issue. Car has spark. Anyone have any reasonable idea's as to what can keep this car from starting? Ran perfect up until I turned the key off at work on Thursday, what the hell. No information on this model car ANYWHERE on the internet or forums.
So by spark do you mean the engine is turning over but not actually starting? When was the battery last replaced? Check and make sure all wires running to the battery, starter, alternator, and spark plugs are all in good shape as well as connected. Make sure your car isn't leaking any fluids, if so follow any leads that may pop up. Maybe even try disconnecting the battery for a minute or so to see if resetting the ecu will help anything.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:02 PM   #8840
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Turn on your low beam lights, all interior lights. once your done with that, hold down the Highbeam light, and then roll down your window. If your high beams dim, that means your battery isn't really capable to start your car and is dying.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #8841
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Turn on your low beam lights, all interior lights. once your done with that, hold down the Highbeam light, and then roll down your window. If your high beams dim, that means your battery isn't really capable to start your car and is dying.
My battery is fully charged. I was able to run a wire from the battery directly to the fuel pump today and primed it. So it's not the fuel pump causing the problem and spark plugs are okay, no leaks. Something is causing the fuel pump NOT to prime when I turn the key to "accessory" or the "on" position.

I can hear the relay click under the passenger glovebox when I turn the key to "accessory" but I can't find the fuel control unit in this car... want to test that and see if it's the problem on why the pump isn't priming.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #8842
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Anyone know how easy to replace both front and rear bearings along with the 4EAT Transmission mount?

Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #8843
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My battery is fully charged. I was able to run a wire from the battery directly to the fuel pump today and primed it. So it's not the fuel pump causing the problem and spark plugs are okay, no leaks. Something is causing the fuel pump NOT to prime when I turn the key to "accessory" or the "on" position.

I can hear the relay click under the passenger glovebox when I turn the key to "accessory" but I can't find the fuel control unit in this car... want to test that and see if it's the problem on why the pump isn't priming.
Does the car try to turn over?

Im pretty sure even though a battery may be fully charged, it isn't able to push its amps if it is infact dying.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #8844
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It sounds like it is turning over, but not starting. Could be a million things. I'd hook up a code reader to it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:43 AM   #8845
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Turn on your low beam lights, all interior lights. once your done with that, hold down the Highbeam light, and then roll down your window. If your high beams dim, that means your battery isn't really capable to start your car and is dying.
Just tried this as a back-up, high beams did NOT dim.

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Does the car try to turn over?

Im pretty sure even though a battery may be fully charged, it isn't able to push its amps if it is infact dying.
The car definately turns over, this is not a battery issue... even though I wish it was.

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It sounds like it is turning over, but not starting. Could be a million things. I'd hook up a code reader to it.
First thing I did when the car wouldn't start the other night was that I hooked up my analyzer, 0 codes.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:47 AM   #8846
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Does anyone else feel like we're playing a game of clue? Was it downhillsubi, in the garage, with a socket wrench?

Wish I could help, ever think about the steering column lock and ignition switch cylinder? It's probably been started a million times, could be the failing to send the signal to prime the pump?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:52 AM   #8847
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Just for fun, could you hook the battery directly to the fuel pump, then try and start it at the same time, that way you will know if it's just not getting a signal, I don't know
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #8848
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So it is not the fuel pump relay nor the fuel pump. Next step is to pull the ECM and see if their is a grounding problem. Was able to fire up the car today for the first time.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:16 PM   #8849
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Just saw this on Instagram and thought it was familiar, who's car is this again? What are your wheel specs that's sweet just followed you! Haha
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #8850
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