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Old 08-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Relays clicking and battery dies PLEASE HELP

I have a 97 Impreza L 1.8 N/A. Car starts when jumped off of another car. When the key is in the on position but the car is NOT running the fuel pump relay clicks under the dash (has been replaced but does same as previous relay). Under the hood, the main fan relay clicks, as well as a fuel component (I think) on the passenger side and another fuel component underneath the intake manifold. Now when I start the car (still connected to the jumper cables) it runs strong, disconnect the jumper cables it still runs strong but slowly loses power and dies. I go to re-start the car and the battery is completely dead. I have removed and had starter and alternator tested and both test optimal on multiple machines at different auto part stores. I have checked for wires being grounded where they shouldn't and Ive also reset the ECU. I as well as a handful of other Subaru owners are stumped at the problem. If anyone can help I would be extremely thankful.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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It sounds like the diagnostic connectors are tied together under the dash. Look for a green set and also a black set of single wire connectors. If either one of them are tied together then disconnect them. They are supposed to used only when testing.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help it worked perfectly! Who'd have thought to leave plugs underneath the dash that are NOT suppose to be plugged in... Im just glad it runs now
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