My 1998 Subaru Legacy outback won't start. Hooked it to the computer and it says it's the crank shaft sensor. Bought a new one and put it in, but that didn't fix the problem. What to try next?

Tammy Landis

Asked by Feb 01, 2015 at 10:17 AM about the Subaru Legacy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


Battery always first. Next the starter, next the ignition switch, alternator and fuel pump. Does car make turn over sound at all? If you touch the starter selonoids two screws together with a rubber handled screwdriver you can start car from there also while keys turned to start position.

Tammy Landis

All the above work, sprayed carburetor cleaner in the engine and it still doesn't run. Electrical?? Hey, I'm originally from Wisconsin too! Live in PA now.


follow all the wiring to the crank sensor. a shorted wire will give the same code.


check you plugs and wires as well if you didnt already hook the comp back up again see if its still calling for a crank sensor if so then trace your wires looking for shorts etc also check your relays

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