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Old 07-13-2015, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default 2011 Subaru WRX won't stay running???

I just got done replacing my clutch, charging up the battery, and replacing my starter. Now I've been having problems getting it started.
Ok. Now I've gotten it started but it won't idle and stay running. Also I've noticed I can't get it into gear. (Fear that I have to take it apart again. )
I connected everything back up.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:53 PM   #2
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Ok update.
I pulled the trans out again and checked the clutch. It looks fine. Put it all back together and now it will idle but I can't get it into gear. AAAHHHH.
Tomorrow I will try and bleed the clutch and see what happens.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:54 PM   #3
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Will it go into gear when the car is off?
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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Yes, it will go into gear when the car is off.
Well my day is just know starting. I will go and try bleeding the clutch after breakfast.
Oh I don't know if I said this or not. The car is up on four jack stands.
Update will come later.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:51 PM   #5
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Have you tried putting the car off all the jack stands THEN putting it into gear while it's on lol?
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #6
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Have you tried putting the car off all the jack stands THEN putting it into gear while it's on lol?
I don't follow. The car on the stands would simply spin the wheels in the air. How would putting it down change anything?
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:18 AM   #7
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I was just throwing out a suggestion I'm not sure either lol What you are saying sounds about right...^^^
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:59 PM   #8
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If it will go into gear while not running and will not while running, the clutch engage switch is the first place to look. Did you pull codes? If it is unplugged, it will show a "high" circuit failure or fault.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:31 PM   #9
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The car is on the ground. It still won't go into gear. I made a few phone calls and tried some suggestions.
Someone suggested adjusting the pedal under the dash. To get a longer stroke.
I tried that and no luck. Also the idle problem is back.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:52 PM   #10
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Did you pull codes?
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:48 PM   #11
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If you bled the clutch and the slave is moving the clutch fork, then pull the trans and figure out where you fouled up the clutch job.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:30 PM   #12
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No codes. I had it towed to a shop and had them check it out.
They called me and informed me that I low compression in a cylinder.
I paid for a compression test and they said it was cylinder #2.
I have more information to come........
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:30 PM   #13
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The car does not start after a clutch replacement, and they do a compression test? Unless you asked them to do this for some as yet undisclosed reason, it would appear very odd to me that this is their starting point.
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:06 AM   #14
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^ Yeah what? What was your issue?

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Old 07-20-2015, 01:00 AM   #15
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Sorry guys. No much new right now. I got the car towed home for now.
Let me get this out there and see what people think.
It's a 2011, with less than 60,000 miles. I'm going to see about the warranty and see what they will do. Because the warranty should cover the engine, if there is a problem. Warranty is for 5 year and/or 60,000 miles.
As for the compression test, they said they noticed something when they were cranking it over. They said they could determined what was wrong without doing a compression test. So I said go ahead with it.
I got to call a Subaru dealer and see if they will honor the warranty. Fingers crossed and wish me luck.
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:01 AM   #16
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This is incredibly fishy. They couldn't notice an issue with a ringland or such while cranking a car over. Your symptoms have nothing to do with low compression.
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:14 AM   #17
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I'm questioning that myself. No check engine light(like a miss fire or running bad). Something has to show up but hummmm.
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:49 AM   #18
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Putting it bluntly, it sounds like you know how to turn the wrenches pretty well but that electrical and diagnostic stuff might not be your cup of tea. It is probably best that it goes to a dealer or shop to hunt down the issue further.

Just for its and giggles, have you checked to make sure it has gas and that the battery is charged/in good condition?
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:22 AM   #19
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Lol. Yes it has gas and the battery is charged up. When the car is first started up it will run until it warms up and seems to run fine. That's why I'm questioning the compression test. I don't have the scan tool or book to figure it out. Also I'm running out of time to get it fixed. (Got to go back to work.)
And also I'm thinking about taking to the dealer to get it fixed.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:55 AM   #20
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It went to the dealer yesterday. They looked at it today and informed me that the hydraulics for my clutch are working fine and that something inside the bell housing is not right or working.
Nothing I didn't already know.
As for the engine, they said it was not that head that was causing the low compression. It's something inside the block. They said it would take a couple of days to figure out what is wrong.
So I'm waiting to hear from them again.
I'll tell you more when I get more.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:58 AM   #21
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Well I found out about my clutch.
I ****ed up. Some how while putting the transmission back to the engine, I bent the clutch disc. The flywheel and pressure plate are fine. Thank god. That's all that was.
The Subaru Gods are with me on this one. Thank you.
I will let you know more as the time goes by.......
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:03 PM   #22
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Well here we go. I got the information from the dealership. They said a bearing let loose and there was metal everywhere, in the heads( they said the cams were scarred. ), and the turbo also had metal in it.
So they replaced the short block(in stock in the parts department), the heads(in stock), cams, and valves, and the turbo.
I finally got my car back. I love driving it. I missed it.
Thank you SUBARU Gods.
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