Having problems with your Cars & Trucks ?

1990 Subaru Legacy will crank but not fire up.

\015 1990 Subaru Legacy will crank but not fire up. Just got it for free. It was running great, then it started running rough for a few days. It sat for about a month and now will not start. Got it for free. Good project or good parts car? \015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

Generally it is a matter of the easy/cheap approach first. Replace the fuel filter if you can followed by spark plugs. Since it ran fine initially then degraded it is likely that this is a fuel delivery or spark to ignition problem. Beyond these relatively cheap fixes the issue may entail a fuel pump or ignition coil(s). Good luck, these are quite durable and dependable vehicles generally.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Cars & Trucks

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

1990 Subaru Legacy will crank but not fire up.

Generally it is a matter of the easy/cheap approach first. Replace the fuel filter if you can followed by spark plugs. Since it ran fine initially then degraded it is likely that this is a fuel delivery or spark to ignition problem. Beyond these rela ... Cars & Trucks

Hello i have a subaru be5 legacy twin turbo i got the engine changed and put in a new engine now car cranks but does not startup. Iv checked the timming its fine iv checked the crank and cam sensors all r fine i have no spark on three coils only one fires spark out four can anyone help plz

... Cars & Trucks

My 92 subaru legacy will not start when it gets to cold outside, it cranks over but doesnt fire, sometimes i hold gaspedal to floor and it pops and will eventually start, but that doesnt work all the time

... 1992 Subaru Legacy

I have a 1995 Subaru legacy. While overtaking another vehicle, there was a loud noise, possibly a backfire and the engine died. I coasted to the side and had the car towed to a garage. I suspected a timing belt issue, so disassemble and realigned the belt and cams (dual over cams), but the engine still won't fire. It cranks, and occasionally backfires, but wont start. Any suggestions would be great.

Was the timing belt broken?Are you sure the cams are aligned correctly?If the belt was broken It may be wise to do a compression test. This should tell you if a valve has bent. ... 1995 Subaru Legacy

Firing order for a subaru legacy 1991 1.8 - 1990 Subaru Legacy

... 1990 Subaru Legacy

Firing order 1984 subaru ea 81 - * Legacy Subaru Cars & Trucks

... Subaru * Legacy

My subaru was running fine and later on the highway the car shut down;i cranked it again and it shut down after about 2miles. I changed out the fuel filter and the fuel pumps,but nothing worked. I have noticed that my ignition switch when i turn it will not start the car on the first try. I also put in a new mass air flow sensor. 1996 subaru legacy outback

Try changing the ignition coil.\015\012The easy way to test this, is turn the ignition on,for about thirty second's ,then feel the coil ,if it is hot ,replace it. ... 1996 Subaru Legacy

My Subaru legacy grandwagon has started cutting out at idle speed (intermittently) & also sometimes if you go on a short errand then it wont start when you get back in the car. Engine turns over normally but will not fire & then either floods itself or fires up with a bit of a cough..............please help?

You could have a number of problems. First do a complete tune up, proper timing, new plugs etc.\015\012\015\012Turn the key and do not give it gas. If it starts slowly give it gas and let me know what it does. I suspect it will cut out ... 1992 Subaru Legacy

I have a 1995 Subaru Legacy. I parked it yesterday and it was fine. Tonight i went to start it and it keeps cranking. I am not getting spark. I am trying to diag where prob. is. I have checked and cleaned the crank sensor. i am trying to get the cam sensor out but it will not pull fully out. I dont have a test light to test coil. how else could i test?? the car has been randomly not starting (just get the click of starter solenoid), but the key is very loose in the tumbler and after a few jiggle

\012First, it sounds like your Ignition Switch is going out, or has gone out. If you have to wiggle the key a few times for the car to start, replace your Ignition Switch.\012The Camshaft Position Sensor, Cr ... 1995 Subaru Legacy

1996 subaru legacy 2.2 firing order diagram - Subaru Cars & Trucks

... Subaru Cars & Trucks

Ran out of gas, has not started since. Checked fuel pump, OK Fuel pressure is 42 lbs at fuel rail, installed new computer chip that disables VATS, still no start. Will fire on starter fluid so not ignition problem. According to Haynes manual, should have 42 lbs pressure when key is turned on and drop 5 to 10 lbs with key on and not cranking engine have 42 lbs but drops to 0 until you crank engine Any ideas? 1993 corvette LT1

Fuel regulateur at the end of the fuel rail may be your probleme to isolate block the returne line if run good .replace the regulateur ... 1993 Chevrolet Corvette

1989 subaru dl cranks but no start. no fire at distributor

... 1989 Subaru DL

Subaru Legacy Wagon 4WD engine does not fire up

Take a look to the timing belt, it may be broken. hope it help ... 1995 Subaru Legacy

Subaru legacy has reconditiond engine but wont fire

Have you checked for compression? ... 1996 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy LS 4WD won't fire

Timing belt broke most likley ... 1990 Subaru Legacy

No crank No start 1992 subaru legacy

... 1992 Subaru Legacy

2003 subaru forester cranks but no fire / no start

If the timing belt is broken or has lost some teeth then you will get no fire. Some models have an inspection port that you can see the belt through. Have someone try to start engine while you watch timing belt. If belt is stationary or moves in jump ... 2003 Subaru Forester

1995 Subaru Legacy will crank but won't run.

Check fuel pressure,\015\012I had same problem last week and it was that i had 10lbs of pressure and needs more than 50lbs to open injector,\015\012You can buy a fuel pressure tester at any auto parts for 40dls. ... 1993 Honda Civic 4 Door

Miss fire in cylinder #1, 1998 subaru legacy outback

Fuel injectors getting ground from pcm? ... 1998 Subaru Legacy

Leaky front crank seal on a 1999 subaru legacy sus

... 1999 Subaru Legacy

1996 Subaru Legacy - automatic intermitantly the dashboard lights and headlights fade in and or flash. Also the car sometimes won't start...it will turn over but wont fire ....usually just after its been used..about 30minutes later it starts fine.when the dash lights fade in and out the rev counter flutuates sometimes to the point of stalling.

I would check the alternator and battery, they should both be tested. I've seen Subaru's do some wacky stuff when the batteries almost toast. ... 1995 Subaru Legacy

I have a subaru legacy 1995 2.2, it turns off when running and when checked the timing belt was broken, we replace the battery, crank sensor,cam sensor, alternator, ignition coil,sparks, and of course the belts, STILLL not working, any idea??? PLEASE HELP

IF the crankshaft turned ANY after the belt broke, you have bent the valves. The valves only have room to extend when the piston is down in the cylinderhead. IF the piston comes up, and the valve is down still, due to a broken belt that cannot turn t ... 1995 Subaru Legacy

1993 subaru legacy (non-turbo). I am not getting a spark. I replaced the plugs, wires, coil, cam sensor, and crank sensor. The car will turn over but not start. I checked the codes via service engine soon light, and it flashes 13, cam angle position sensor. Where do I go from here? THANKS

Check 2 see if you have power going 2 your cam and crank sensors. if you do make shure the wires havnt poped out a bit... if you have no power there you will have 2 trace the wiring too see if there is a lose connection... ... 1993 Subaru Legacy

We swapped engines between two 97 Subaru Legacies and now the engine won't start. It is getting spark but no fuel. Fuel pressure is good but it doesn't even fire.

This is a hard question but I have left off ground wiring that could keep a car from firing You need to contact the salvage yard to find out if there should be something that you should have changed during the installation. But check your wiring espe ... 1997 Subaru Legacy

How do I put my 91 Subaru Legacy back in time? I changed the belt after the old one slipped when the water pump broke. My problem is I don't know the specs or how to allign the crank and cams to get it right. Hope someone can help. Thanks ~Jamie

If you still having the problem please post again ill have u contact me ... 1991 Subaru Legacy
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.carrestorationshop.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0373 seconds