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Have 96 subaru legacy with a 2.2 engine.

Have a 96 subaru legacy with a 2.2 engine. After replacing the crankshaft seal engine will not start. Have rechecked the velve timing (timing belt), also checked the crank sensor, cam-sensor, and knock sensor. Also changed the ECM. Still will not start.
What am I missing???

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  • jamccoy Feb 06, 2010

    Hi Roniecon,

    On the back of the cam gear there are bar like raised areas, two close togeather and one further along. I assumed that these raised areas (they are cast right into the gear) triggered the sensor when passing in front of it. As I didn't see any thing that looks like a deflector; what does the deflector look like?


  • jamccoy Feb 06, 2010

    Hi again roniecon,

    I'll check the back of the gear agin, I am sure there is no deflector there. I believe the deflectors can be bought from my local parts store, How do I figure out where it should be located?


  • jamccoy Feb 07, 2010

    Hi roniecon,

    I'm sure the dflector is gone, I'll look again to make sure. it will brobably be tomorrow before I get back to, are you going to be available?





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The cam sensor has a deflector on the cam,it may have moved,or fell off,this is what the cam sensor reads as the cam goes around,see if it is still attached to the cam gear.

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  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Feb 06, 2010

    It is a small square deflector type thing,inturupter ,I do not think they are made into the gear.

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Feb 06, 2010

    Look for a spot,that it may have been.It will be called a interupter I believe.It should align in front of the cam sensor at top dead center.

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Feb 07, 2010

    Yeah I will,until the game lol,but stil be on here monotoring,and trying to make a quarter.



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