Question about 1998 Subaru Forester
Having trouble locating the ignition control module on a 1998 subaru forester. It gets a brain **** every 20 or so starts and you have to wait about 20 minutes and it fires right up. I am replacing the coil, and ICM just because it's soon going to be winter and I do not want my wife stranded. Any assistance appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Are there any other possible problems, or you are just not receiving spark at all now?
The coilpack could be dead and just need replaced. If you have a voltmeter or a test light, check the wiring on both sides of the coilpack harness to make sure it is receiving power.
I don't believe Subaru used ignitors past '99, but if they did, your should be located on the firewall behind the throttle body. Make sure it's plugged in and receiving power.
Coil packs do go bad from time to time. I had to replace mine in my
'98 Impreza a while back.
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
If the timing belt is broken or has lost some teeth then you will get no fire. Some models have an inspection port that you can see the belt through. Have someone try to start engine while you watch timing belt. If belt is stationary or moves in jumps then this is your problem.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
I installed speakers in my door panels.
Pop up the window controlls unplug switches,
remove plastic screw hiders to expose phillips screws
remove screw from door latch lever
pull out on door panel, then lift up
its not too hard good luck
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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