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Old 02-22-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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hi my 97 impreza is haveing crazy stuff going on like one min. it will start right up and not but 5 mins. later it will not start at all it cranks over i kmow that im getting spark and gas i have to hit it with starting fluid to get it running sometimes i love the car but this is bull **** so if you had this happen to you or know whats going on or can help me out that would be grate thanx
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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Well for one your sentence structure and grammar is preposterous. I believe that that is one of the rules to get along NASIOC.

When it doesn't start check for:
-Spark
-Fuel
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-Compression
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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look i may not spell to well but im not a dum ass i know that
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
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whats going on is it will turn over but wont start timing is good i was think that it was somethink to do with the gas line but new pump and filter could be the injeckters but would just not work sometimes or if thay r bad then wouldnt it not work all the time my heads are good to not lossing compression all i saw was my oil pan is leecking and i have spark my check engine light is on but it tells me something diff. every time i chcan any one helpeck it and one more thing it is doing is the when im driveing it going from 2ed to 3ed it fights me some times going it to 3ed gear i have to push more then any other gear
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:31 PM   #5
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I'm not trying to insult you or anything, but that entire paragraph is incoherent and jumbled together, I cannot figure out anything you just said, therefore I cannot help you.

Try separating your paragraph like so:

My car turns over but it won't start.

Timing is good.

I thought it might be a fuel problem but it wasn't.

You get the gist of it...

Separating things makes it easier for readers to identify what is going on and what you have already tried.

I'd start with the CEL, get all of the codes and go from there. That will greatly narrow down the causes of this problem.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:24 AM   #6
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Are you saying you think one of your fuel lines are leaking or clogged? If they were leaking you would smell fuel if they were clogged it would be all the time or under any load at all. Like he ^ said we need better info lets start with the CEL faults then we might have sumthing for ya
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:58 AM   #7
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ok thanx
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #8
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Wow you guys are ridiculous just answer the ****ing question this isn't grammar class the guy needs some advice GIVE IT!
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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thats funny
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #10
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Get the Check Engine Light (DTC) codes for us if you can. That will give us a clue at least.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #11
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Wow, you guys are ridiculous, just answer the ****ing question. This isn't grammar class, the guy needs some advice. GIVE IT!
Fixed. Kinda.

Believe it or not, grammar is an important part of language. You know, that stuff we use to communicate. If we can't understand him, we can't help him.

I, personally, find the following sentence/paragraph (not sure what to call it as the only period used was for the purpose of abbreviating "different") appalling:

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whats going on is it will turn over but wont start timing is good i was think that it was somethink to do with the gas line but new pump and filter could be the injeckters but would just not work sometimes or if thay r bad then wouldnt it not work all the time my heads are good to not lossing compression all i saw was my oil pan is leecking and i have spark my check engine light is on but it tells me something diff. every time i chcan any one helpeck it and one more thing it is doing is the when im driveing it going from 2ed to 3ed it fights me some times going it to 3ed gear i have to push more then any other gear
To be able to help him, I have to take that random bunch of jibberish, and laboriously convert it into coherent thought such that I can have even the slightest inkling as to what the problem/question actually is.

Interpreted to English (as best I could):

"The engine will turn over, but won't start. The timing is good, so I was thinking that it there could be a problem with the fuel supply. The fuel pump and filter are new, but perhaps the problem lies with my injectors. However, if my injectors were bad, then why would it work some times, and not others? The compression is good on all of the cylinders, and I'm getting a spark, but I did notice that my oil pan was leaking. My check engine light is on, but it tells me something different every time I pull the codes. Also, on an unrelated note, when I'm driving and attempt to shift from 2nd gear to 3rd, the transmission seems to fight me; I have to push the shifter much harder than other gear changes."

Now isn't that better? Can you understand what he's saying?

NO, you STILL can't understand what he's saying because I wrote that. I interpreted that as best I could, but god knows if that's actually what he meant because HIS POST WAS UNINTELLIGIBLE.

Now that that's over with, onto what I think the OP's problem might be.

From what I can tell, it would appear that you're getting a spark, your compression is good (Are you sure? What are your numbers?), and I doubt it would be a problem with your timing (although it is conceivable that your belt could have skipped a tooth). That leaves fuel supply. However, getting the DTCs from the ECU could help narrow down the particular problem and/or illuminate other problems.

That said, this forum has a built-in spell-check. Fer srs.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #12
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i will get the codes but when i did befor it was something diff. everythime did this same thing happen to anyone ?
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:13 PM   #13
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well im sorry. and thax for all the info.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #14
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but you dont need to make funn of me for not being able to sell grat i dont like PCs and dont know them to well so sorry for not being able to understand me
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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i will get the codes but when i did befor it was something diff. everythime did this same thing happen to anyone ?
It may be that different codes show up and go away on their own depending on what's wrong with the engine. Just get all the codes it's throwing currently and we can start there.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:50 PM   #16
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ok ill do that i might not be able to get them on here till tomorrow or so but ill get them and thank you for every thing
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #17
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Sounds like a bad CTS (Coolant Temperature Sensor) to me. Get the code pulled, though.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #18
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hey man we wernt makin fun of u just tryin to understand so we can help... pull the DTC hit us back n we should be able to help u sounds like mass air or possible cam or crank sensor
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:37 AM   #19
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can anyone tell me if coilover kits for a 2ed gen impreza will fit on my 97 impreza L ? and what years are the 2ed gen imprezas?
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can anyone tell me if coilover kits for a 2ed gen impreza will fit on my 97 impreza L ? and what years are the 2ed gen imprezas?
This isn't really the right forum to be asking about this, but I'll try to help out anyway. 2nd generation Imprezas are the GD models (2002-2007), your Impreza is a 1st gen. I doubt the GD coilovers would fit your GC/GM model, but you're more likely to get a more knowledgeable/complete answer in the Brakes, Steering and Suspension, specifically this post: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...09&postcount=7.
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