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1991 subi legacy,excesive cranking to start

It is as if the fuel line is empty, and after a minute of cranking the engine finally sputters to life

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Turn The Key To The Acc Option for about 30 seconds then see if it starts first try if it does change your fuel filter. If It Doesn't Start First Try Id Suggest A New Fuel Pump.

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I have a ej20 engine 1989 legacy rs its cranking but not firing


Either gas or spark is likely lost, so that's where to start looking. I expect you have central point fuel injection-the Legacy was not available in the US until 1990, and it had a 2.2L engine. At any rate, spray a shot or two of starting fluid in the throttle body intake. If the engine coughs to life and tries to start, you know that it wasn't getting gas. Check the fuel pump circuit, maybe your pump has failed.
If the starting fluid has no effect, check for spark on a plug wire with the engine cranking. If no spark, the ignition circuit will have to be diagnosed.

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My 1991 subaru 2.5 legacy boxer sounds like the power steering is out of oil when you start car in th mornings, but ok once car has been run ,


Your Pump is getting worn, as it expands the noise goes away. You can try and Empty the Power Steering Pump of its fluid and put new in and there is a chance it will go away but if it does not, you are looking at replacing the Pump.

Preventive Maintenance goes a long way, the same thing with the brakes, Engine, Transmission, ect.. They all require changing the fluid to prolong the life of the components.

Apr 04, 2013 | 1991 Subaru Legacy

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Well I am in a bit of a jam. I have a 1993 Subaru legacy wagon (2.2 L) and I live in Mexico... a few years back my pulley went bad so I took it in and my mechanic did some magic having it rethreaded since...


Hi! I suspect a faulty fuel filter. The filter may be clogged with dirt and rust causing the car to stall. Once the dirt and rust subsides, there goes the engine running again and when it blocks the fuel line it dies again. Drain the fuel tank and separate dirt and rust and replace the fuel filter. This will solve the issue. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Jun 03, 2010 | 1993 Subaru Legacy

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1991 subaru legacy turns over but will not start check every on it has spark and fuel. driving it one day it as running then just died? so can u help me please.


Possibly the timing belt is broken. How does the engine sound when you crank the starter. Does it sound "normal" or does it sound fast and quiet? Have someone else crank the starter, can you feel any pressure coming out of the tailpipe? If the timing belt is broken the engine will sound very quiet and there will be no pressure coming out the tailpipe.

Mar 23, 2010 | 1991 Subaru Legacy

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While driving the engine is sputtering and even has died while in drive. some trouble re starting. not always. where do i start? maybe fuel filter?


You have a lot of things to think about, It will be nice to start with the fuel filter, then go to the fuel pump, spark plugs, check fuel lines, finally check E.C.U good luck

Dec 30, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Corolla

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1991 subaru legacy, the engine cranks over but will not start


Is the check engine light on? If so, rent a scanner, read out any code(s), and pursue to repairs. If no spark or fuel, suspect either the camshaft or crankshaft sensor to be defective (should show up on the above scan).

Oct 19, 2009 | 1991 Subaru Legacy

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your alternator has died i would replace it and have your battery checked or replaced .....when your alternator quit working it drained your battery right down until it was dead it might not hold a charge any more....i would replace them boath

Apr 29, 2009 | 1993 Subaru Legacy

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1995 Subaru Legacy will crank but won't run.


check fuel pressure,
I had same problem last week and it was that i had 10lbs of pressure and needs more than 50lbs to open injector,
You can buy a fuel pressure tester at any auto parts for 40dls.

Feb 15, 2009 | 1993 Honda Civic 4 Door

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I have a 1991 jeep cherokee that recently started having random problems when accelerating, it's idle starts fluxuating and it spits and sputters and bucks, before it finally wants to go. Also it randomly...


First, check ignition system...cap, rotor, wires & coil. You may have some arcing going on there. If plugs are not recent, take a look at them as well...even if they are good, they can often tell you which cylinders are having a problem (wet with fuel, heavy deposits or just "different" from the rest) You may not hear the fuel pump come on all the time if the pressure in the line is not bleeding down. I would take a look at the relay first (power in & out). If fuel filter is more than 1yr old change that. (routine maintenance regardless of problems) Pressure test system if in doubt. Make sure idle air system is clean and do a quick test on crank sensor (a known problem area). likely something here will get you going.

Jan 13, 2009 | 1991 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood

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