Question about 2002 Subaru Outback
Okay-My 2002 auto, new battery, hi miles (200K-so what?) will sometimes not restart after a brief stop to, say, go into a store. Wiggling the shift lever makes clicking noises at the ignition switch. Can hear under hood clicks like solenoid trying to engage. Then, if I use the fob and lock and unlock the doors it sometimes starts. Most time is wait about 14-15 minutes and it will restart.
Had a VW bus that needed a whack with a ball-peen hammer when the engine comp got hot--but the Subaru doesn't get terribly hot when this occurs. Is this a security time-out facet of some kind?
TRY CHECKING THE TERMINAL CABLES ON THE BATTERY SEE IF THEY ARE LOOSE OR NEED A GOOD CLEANING OR CHECK FOR ANY LOOSE FUSES AT THE FUSE BOX OR ANY CORROSION ON THE END OF FUSES.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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I have the same problem --random won't start (started just over a year ago) 1996 Subaru Outback with 156,000 -- generally while doing errands and more than one start/stop. Battery is fine as windows work, etc. Will not shift out of park so override and shift to neutral, back to park etc. Often starts in neutral but generally 5 - 15 minutes of trying. Mechanic now thinks it might be the starter. Any thoughts? I would really love to fix this. Not a solution but curious if anyone thinks it might be the starter.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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