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Old 06-13-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default 2002 Subaru WRX not starting!

Itís not the battery. Itís not the starter.

When I turn the key nothing happens at all. No cranking no starter noise nothing. Itís as if the clutch itsnt even pushes in.

The clutch safety switch looks fine, what I did notice is that the spring mechanism below the switch (closest to the actual pedal) isnít connected to the pedal arm.

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Old 06-13-2018, 04:18 PM   #2
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
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1998 Legacy 2.5GT
Silver Sleeper BK, 5MT


So, no crank, a ton different than no start.

Any recent work done?
Does everything go dead when trying to crank? If so, look to battery and ground connections.

Check for a "crank signal" to the small wire to the starter, do you get it?
Yes, likely bad starter.
No, work back up the cranking circuit until you find the issue.

Looking at fuses is sorta stupid, metering is definitive.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:14 PM   #3
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1999 RS
Aspen White


Ignition switches can go bad, but check your cables and connections both at the battery as well as the starter AND the ground thats bolted to the trans bell housing. Unbolt them, wiggle them and tighten them back down, 9/10 times thats the issue.
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