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2005 Subaru Forester won't start

New battery installed. Once out of every 30 attempts, the engine will turn over and car will start. Runs fine.

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This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.

·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.

·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

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It can be the issue with weak battery or faulty battery or if battery is ok,then its faulty starter causing the issue.


From start to end troubleshooting these problem i suggest you to click the link below and follow its procedure:-----



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These will help.

Thanks.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

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I have attached a link that can give you some of the reasons why your getting that code.I hope you able to get your answer out of that.
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