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Hello i have 1988 subaru gl wagon auto 4wd unit with a 1.8 L engine. i got it with a bad engine so i replaced it with a good one and we put new timing belts on the engine and got the timing right and i know i did because i had it running for a length of time but when i took it out on a road test it died about 20 miles down the road when i was turning onto a road and the idle went about 500 rpms and than died...so i got help to tow it to the shop again i replaced the fuel pump thinking it had junk in the tank so i checked that but it was a shiny silver inside and so i put heat in it and rocked the car to mix the gas and heat but when i tried to start it again it started and ran for a lil bit so i shut it off and now it wont even try to start anymore..the fuel pump seems to be working because i pulled the hose off of the filter and rolled the engine over with the hose in a can and it poured gas in it....so idk what else to look at. any suggestions???

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Locate your vehicle's computer connector (ALDL), most are on the lower driver's side. In some vehicles you might need to look around a little, on the passenger's side, and around the center console under a plastic cover. For more information, check your owner's manual. This device gathers information that was stored in your carsECM. This information ortrouble code can inform you the system or sensor that is malfunctioning. Look up the code in our diagnostic trouble code chart. After repairs have been made use the code scanner to clear trouble codes and recheck system. B. Testing Fuel Pressure. Test for proper fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge. Connect the gauge to the test port on the fuel rail. Fuel pressure reading's very depending on the system your in our vehicle, but most throttle body injection cars (TBI) are between 13 psi and 17 psi. and most (DPI) direct port injection systems are between 40 psi and 55 psi. To find out your vehicle system fuel pressure consult arepair manual. If little fuel pressure is present the fuel pump needs to be replaced.

C. Test for Weak Ignition Spark
. A weak ignition system can be a sign of a failing ignition component. Remove spark plug wire and insert an extra spark plug into end of wire, attach spark plug to engine ground then crank engine. You should observe blue spark between spark plug gap. If a yellow spark is observed, your ignition coil is weak and needs to be replaced. If your spark is not consistent you may need a ignition module.

D. Inspect the Main ECM Relay
. If the ECM relay fails it will shut down the engine management system. This relay carries high amperage and is prone to failure. To test install new relay then test drive to recheck symptoms.

E. Testing the Ignition Switch
. This test requires a electronic test light. When vehicle dies test the power side (+) of your ignition coil with the key on, the test light should illuminate. If your test light is not lighting suspect your ignition switch or ignition relay. To trouble shoot this condition you will needwiring schematic for your car.

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SOURCE: intermittant stalls & rough idle

i would say maf 2

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 86 subaru gl wagon not firing.

Check all of your fuses, sometimes a short will trip a fuse that controls the spark to the engine, and it will shut off an not start all of the sudden. Im not sure what one, but check them all and replace them if they are blown. Other than that it could be the ignition coil or a bad distributor?

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the fuel pump located on a 1984 subaru Gl ?

1984 ,its a classic ,is it carb or fuel injection?? should imagine its carb for that age so most likely a manual pump driven from the engine ,if following the fuel line back you should find it .If no manual pump on engine then an external electric fuel pump mounted ?? possibly at back by fuel tank ,if you keep following fuel line and still cant find it then look at how many wires on sender unit in fuel tank .Four wires means its inside fuel tank two of these wires will be thiucker than the other two

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you replace the fuel pump in 1992 2wd Subaru Legacy Wagon

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the rear exhaust pipe and muffler assembly.
  4. On All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles, remove the rear differential assembly and the rear crossmember. You do not have AWD so this step is not for you
  5. Remove the fuel filler cap and drain the fuel into a suitable container.
  6. Remove the fuel filler pipe protector.
  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands.
  8. Remove the fuel filler, air vent and delivery hoses.
  9. On AWD vehicles, disconnect the air breather hoses and evaporation hose from the pipes.
  10. Support the fuel tank with a floor jack or equivalent lifting device.
  11. Loosen the attaching bolts and lower the fuel tank slightly.
  12. Disconnect the fuel pump harness

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