1993 Subaru Impreza won't start after disconnecting battery. Possibly anti theft?

Adam Scalise

Asked by Nov 15, 2015 at 04:56 PM about the 1993 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought a new battery and starter for my 1993 Subaru Impreza wagon after
it was sitting for a while. I was able to get it started yesterday after jumping
it, but then after disconnecting the negative terminal and reconnecting it
the alarm it started going crazy and i have to flip the valet switch while
attempting to crank the car at the same time to disarm it. After I get the
alarm off I try starting the car only to hear a click behind the dash with no
crank at all. All lights and radio are on in the car but it will not crank since

2 Answers


Weak battery. Charge it and try again. If no go you've bought a bad battery.Happens more than most think. Ern


Not battery? Given age could be internal starter solenoid/contacts. If YOU can remove starter (lower bolt is a bit tricky) then disassembly and contact replacement is easy; parts about $15. I assume you've cleaned battery cables and maybe even starter cable contacts too?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Impreza in your area?

CarGurus has 8,026 nationwide Impreza listings starting at $1,995.


Search Subaru Impreza Questions

Subaru Impreza Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 480
#2 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 420
#3 TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Legacy"
239 Great Deals out of 17,838 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic"
1,146 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution"
20 Great Deals out of 797 listings starting at $15,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,609 Great Deals out of 39,618 listings starting at $888
Used Honda Accord"
1,255 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Subaru Impreza For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 3,185 listings starting at $16,975
2015 Subaru Impreza For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 612 listings starting at $12,999
2014 Subaru Impreza For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 759 listings starting at $11,900
2013 Subaru Impreza For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 1,140 listings starting at $7,931