Why won't it start

20

Asked by Sep 04, 2015 at 10:07 AM about the 1999 Subaru Forester L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the automatic transmission in my 99 Subaru Forester and now it
won't start. The starter cranks ok. The coil pack is producing fire to the plugs.
The fuel pump is delivering gas to the injectors. Still won't start. What could
possibly be wrong?

4 Answers

1,665

check for pinched wires in the bell housing and ground straps

4 people found this helpful.
20

I have checked for pinched wires and also reset the security system after reconnecting the battery cable. Checked for blown fuses. All were good. Still won't start.

2 people found this helpful.
1,665

well if you have fuel fire and air it will start one of them and no start. does it try to start or just turn around? smell of fuel when cranking? maybe fuel to injectors but no volts to fire them ie wiring harness to injectors maybe pulled apart

2 people found this helpful.
7,725

How did you remove the trans? Just the trans? Engine and trans? If you removed the engine, how did you release the fuel pressure before disconnecting the fuel lines? Did you hit the inertia switch while running to run out the fuel? I'm assuming these have one, anyway. Rhodes has some good info. Keep posting back and/or ask on subaruforester.org

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Forester

Looking for a Used Forester in your area?

CarGurus has 33,502 nationwide Forester listings starting at $1,400.

ZIP:

Subaru Forester Experts

  • #1
    Nick Eidemiller
    Reputation
    4,240
  • #2
    Chris W
    Reputation
    3,650
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    3,110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Outback
337 Great Deals out of 41,349 listings starting at $995
Used Honda CR-V
637 Great Deals out of 78,955 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota RAV4
553 Great Deals out of 79,941 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Impreza
169 Great Deals out of 22,094 listings starting at $1,950
Used Subaru Legacy
156 Great Deals out of 11,416 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota 4Runner
259 Great Deals out of 34,593 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
444 Great Deals out of 48,834 listings starting at $2,994

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Forester For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 24,427 listings starting at $19,210
2017 Subaru Forester For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,309 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Subaru Forester For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,186 listings starting at $12,990
2015 Subaru Forester For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 2,477 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.