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Old 07-17-2008, 03:20 AM   #1
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I read that all 02-05 WRX and STI starters are the same. If so, and if u have one lying around, please contact me. Looks like my starter is dead. It starts right up most of the time... and others, the battery is fully charged but it just clicks and nothing happens. Sometimes after about 20-30 tries, it will start up and be fine for another day or so... and then not work again, always at the most inopportune times.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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i think any subaru starter will work... although i could be wrong.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:55 AM   #3
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Check the starter relay before you buy a new starter.

Try running a wire directly from the battery to the ignition post on the starter, if it works right away, chances are its the relay.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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Check the starter relay before you buy a new starter.

Try running a wire directly from the battery to the ignition post on the starter, if it works right away, chances are its the relay.
The way my wiring is setup, I have the battery located underneath the passenger seat. I run a wire from there directly to the starter. There is also the stock wire from the starter going to the underhood fusebox. Where is the relay located?
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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Not sure about the newer cars, but on my 92 Legacy it was right by the steering column under the dash

I'm not talking about the starter power wire, I mean the smaller wire thats used to engage the starter, apply 12V directly to that (circumventing the relay) and see if the engine cranks. MAKE SURE ITS NOT IN GEAR
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
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Not sure about the newer cars, but on my 92 Legacy it was right by the steering column under the dash

I'm not talking about the starter power wire, I mean the smaller wire thats used to engage the starter, apply 12V directly to that (circumventing the relay) and see if the engine cranks. MAKE SURE ITS NOT IN GEAR
Are u talking about 1 skinny wire with a "slit" clip that attaches to the starter?
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
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+1 for an answer to this, I am having the same problem
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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Are u talking about 1 skinny wire with a "slit" clip that attaches to the starter?
Yes thats the one

Thats the wire that activates the solenoid in the starter.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:49 AM   #9
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Yes thats the one

Thats the wire that activates the solenoid in the starter.
I hear the "click" when I try to start it... and also if I release the clutch pedal and depress it again. So I don't think it's the solenoid wire.

I had this problem again twice today... solution was to put the car in gear and "push on the car as hard as I could" so that the car would "inch" forward a bit and move the starter ever so slightly so the brushes were now in a different position where they made contact...

2nd time... I tried about 40 times and no start... so I reversed the car (pushing it with 1 foot in the car, 1 foot on the ground) and then went forward in neutral and then put it into gear while moving and released the clutch so it would "catch" and move the starter a bit. After that, it started right up.

So now I don't think it's the solenoid wire. It has to be the brushes. What do you guys think?
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All I know is Ive got 3 early 90s Legacys, and all their starters work fine, but 2 of them had bad starter relays that caused them to click when you turned the ignition :P

Seems unlikely that the starter would fail after only 3 years, but its definitely not impossible. More, I cannot say.
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I now have a starter off of an 05 sti I can sell you.

PM me if you still need one
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solution was to put the car in gear and "push on the car as hard as I could" so that the car would "inch" forward a bit and move the starter ever so slightly so the brushes were now in a different position where they made contact...

How does that work? dones't the soleniod that engages the spur gear to the flywheel only activate when current is supplied to the starter motor?
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Bump cause I'm having the same problem. Where is the starter relay?

Edit: 05 STi
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