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Subaru legacy gt twin hard to start on a warm day

Keeps cutting out when u first try to start it, cranking it up warms cold engine...almost impossible to start in cool morning...sounds like it only running on 3 cylinders, fans running on startup...but will start first pop when warmed up everytime, as if problem never existed?...feels like a simple a fuse ???...what r the most basic places i could check, b4 doing a engine overhaul lol...ive been told air filter sensor, temperature sensor and that thermostat isnt working, a cylinder isnt working...but if that was the case why does it run like a dream when its warm...??? its basically just a starting problem, where engine keeps cutting out when u first try to start it, cranking it up warms cold engine...i need expert advice not mechanical advice !!!

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  • rodneye Oct 29, 2009

    yes my mechanic said - night and day sensor is needed, it tells the car when it is hot or cold, or something like that...basically the automatic choke isnt working, which is now ofcourse a sensor...does this sound right to you, sounds right to me, cheers

  • angus seletto May 11, 2010

    How many peolpe have physically looked at the car,eg;have you taken it to a workshop at all yet have you been given a solid answer from anyone as i have a direction i would like a little more info


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Hi, have the same problem with my 1995 legacy gt twin turbo and the problem lyes with the ecu temp switch, it sound's like the ecu thinks the engine needs more fuel to start and run

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