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Old 05-04-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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OK guys, not to be the "newbie" here but my car will not start. It is an 06` STi w/ 32,000 miles, and no mods...only intake and catback, thats all.
I noticed this morning that when I started it up that the engine slightly hesitated and acted like it was going to die just seconds after starting it up...however I went on with my day and didnt think anything of it. I drove about 45 miles total with about 4-5 stops and never noticed anything wierd after that. Well heres where the fun starts, I just walked out to my car to go get some dinner and it would crank, but the engine didnt sound like it was even trying to start....The tank has about 1/4 tank of gas, all other fluids and good and the battery is good too.

Im guessing it isnt getting fuel, but thats only a guess on my part. I do not know the location of the fuel pump and dont know where to start and what to check. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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Fuel pump is in the front passenger side of your trunk.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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check to make sure the connections to the battery are secure and tight
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:15 PM   #4
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when did you install the intake?
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:36 PM   #5
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First, put the stock intake back on. An after market intake on a stock car is unnecessary and foolish.

Second, if the car is as stock as you say it is, you have a three year 36,000 mile warranty and a five year 60,000 drive line warranty. Just take the car to the dealer and let them figure it out.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:17 AM   #6
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Bad gas/water in gas possible.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:00 AM   #7
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First, put the stock intake back on. An after market intake on a stock car is unnecessary and foolish.

Second, if the car is as stock as you say it is, you have a three year 36,000 mile warranty and a five year 60,000 drive line warranty. Just take the car to the dealer and let them figure it out.
i remeber taking my sti in to the stealership for a bad battery (leaking)
"yeah we can FIX it" he hands me a labor estimate $85 to FIX it.
not replace it FIX it.
i have lost all faith in stealerships and warrantees through subaru.
they can fix a problem but you will pay for most of it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:44 AM   #8
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The intake has been on the car for about 2 years with no problems... I checked all the battery connections and everything seems O.K., so later today I guess Ill call the dealer and maybe just get them to send a flatbed tow truck my way to take it to the dealer and see if it will be warrantied.

Like I said earlier the engine will crank normally, it just makes no attempt to fire so im gonna check the fuel first and go from there.

Is it a difficult procedure to change a fuel pump myself because I did hear that you need to drain the tank?
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:11 AM   #9
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if your warranty is valid . there is no way the dealer should be charging you to fix it ( unless its a wear item ) and even then sometimes you can get it done for nothing . be polite but stearn dont demand but recomend ...
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #10
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The intake has been on the car for about 2 years with no problems... I checked all the battery connections and everything seems O.K., so later today I guess Ill call the dealer and maybe just get them to send a flatbed tow truck my way to take it to the dealer and see if it will be warrantied.

Like I said earlier the engine will crank normally, it just makes no attempt to fire so im gonna check the fuel first and go from there.

Is it a difficult procedure to change a fuel pump myself because I did hear that you need to drain the tank?
Let me know what you find out, we are having the same problem with our 05 STi, it will crank, but not start. We are thinking its the ecu, but dont know for sure.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:42 PM   #11
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kinda off topic, does an intake and/or a catback void your warrenty?
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:46 PM   #12
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warranty is not voided, claims may be denied. They must prove your mods caused the issue at hand, regardless.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:24 PM   #13
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The Service dept @ local subaru dealer called me to let me know that after they spent all day looking over my car, they found out what was causing my problem was the key I had, had indeed gone bad... wierd. They said they haven't ever seen this problem before....
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:23 PM   #14
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The Service dept @ local subaru dealer called me to let me know that after they spent all day looking over my car, they found out what was causing my problem was the key I had, had indeed gone bad... wierd. They said they haven't ever seen this problem before....
haha! subaru's key sucks man! U know last time i couldn't start my car and i got it towed to dealer! And the person who work at the front desk told me "hey boy! u lost the chips in ur key". Man! I spend an hour to check everythings before towed it to dealer! because of the chips! damn! the good thing is it's under warranty for the road side assistant!
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:46 PM   #15
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yeah something everyone should also know is that any key with an immobilizer built in can be affected by RF key tags (like for your office or apartment) will cause the car not to start. I had this problem intermittently with another car and one day my co-worker happened to say he had the same problem and that is was our key fob for the building. I confirmed this by putting the fob next to the key while trying to start it and of course didn't start. Move the fob away and fires right up.
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