Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Bay Area Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2003, 12:57 AM   #1
dan@infinitedata.net
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46367
Join Date: Oct 2003
Default subaru repair in northern california

Hello I live in sebastopol. I have a 2000 2.5 rs impreza. Recently the starter seems be spinning freely and not starting the engine.

Can anyone recomend a mechanic in Northern California?

thanks!
dan walton
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
dan@infinitedata.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
Kostamojen
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2272
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: haha XD
Vehicle:
2013 Subaru 599 :P
Galaxy Blue Sexy

Default

Does it happen if the car is sitting around for a little while after you drive it? Does it crank for awhile like that, but always start if you keep cranking it?
Kostamojen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2003, 12:23 PM   #3
dan@infinitedata.net
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46367
Join Date: Oct 2003
Default starter problem

no, it drives fine. its almost like the starter isn't engaging the engine. it spins freely, and makes some nasty noises as it does so.
dan@infinitedata.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2003, 12:34 PM   #4
platypus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 11774
Join Date: Oct 2001
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
Car 334

Default

I recommend MPJ Performance if you need to have the car looked at.
platypus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2003, 01:06 PM   #5
Craig W
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 643
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Redwood City, CA, USA
Vehicle:
1999 2.5RS
WRX powered

Default

I'd also recommend Subaru of Santa Cruz, or I-SpeedUSA in Santa Clara.
Craig W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
vinster02
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7888
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Cloverdale,CA.
Vehicle:
02 wrx
WR Blue

Default

If you want we can just replace the starter. I'm not a shop. however I'm a very good wrench. & I understand that there are those that are not intrested in messing with that stuff. If you want a shop thats cool. There is penner automotive in Santa Rosa. They specialize in standard subaru repair. i've got their card in my truck, if you want give me a call. later, vince....(707) 280-8090
vinster02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 01:50 AM   #7
sybir
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4615
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Don of the Wagon Mafia
Vehicle:
05 STi, 97 Leg OB

Default

That starter is an hour job, max.

It's probably not going to be a replaceable part within the starter, so if you just get a new/used unit (i know the recycler in Rancho has a couple for $75), it's a cinch to put in.

3 bolts on top. and one that you can get to from underneath if you jack up the car a little on the crossmember. It should be a 17mm, and get a breaker bar, you'll need it


When I was having problems, it ended up just being my solenoid contacts: $5 later and a little bit of work and my car was good as new
sybir is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorsport Fabrication in Northern California SuicidalLabRat Motorsports 8 05-09-2007 04:05 AM
93 Impreza L in Northern California CatchMyDrift Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 31 08-30-2004 12:14 PM
WTB: '00-01 RS w/ 5MT in Northern CALIFORNIA Stg2lgcy00 Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 1 02-14-2004 02:04 PM
any dirt roads in Northern California to play around on? WRooster Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 11 08-03-2002 02:30 AM
Who wants the best Subaru technician job in northern California?! Bruce Feinberg Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 15 07-24-2001 11:39 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.