1996 subaru legacy no crank no start

Jonathan Lawley

Asked by Sep 16, 2016 at 05:44 PM about the 1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LS AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when in the on position the dash lights are all on but once I go to the start
position I get nothing

7 Answers

Tom Hartley



lol Tom..


Jonathan, It could be corrosion in your battery wiring, really bad grounds, crank sensor, maybe something else. Any chance you have a code reader? It might pull some info but I'm not sure.

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Jonathan Lawley

okay here is all the things I did, I cleaned the ground, I took out an aftermarket security system, tested the ignition wire for 12 volts, bench tested the starter, tested the battery(no corrosion), I do have a code reader and I got P325,P500,505,420 none of them seem to have to do with the ignition. I am stumped

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Oh lawd.. Aiight lemme do some searching


Do you own a haynes manual for your car? Are you a member of the legacy forum? I've been searching with for those codes and I'm just not finding good info. I'd recommend a haynes or factory service manual (ebay even - but I wouldn't tell forums you bought ebay manuals.. some don't like it) for your year. I'd also try to get ahold of an electrical / vacuum troubleshooting manual EVTM to go along with your service manual. Also.. check this out, skim it.. turned out to be fusible link. http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/90-legacy-no-dash- lights-wont-start-237924.html


Any luck with the fusible link Jon?

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