Subaru Legacy delayed starting after a stall

Asked by Jeremy Sep 07, 2017 at 03:44 PM about the 1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Whenever the car stalls, it does not want to start straight away. The engine
doesn't turn over, and the starter doesn't do anything either. But, give it 10-20
seconds and it'll start up again happily. Tried it with it in gear and the clutch in,
then in neutral with both the clutch in and out, makes no difference. Any help
would be appreciated

1 Answer


Old Legs used distributors with an internal sensor that could become intermittent when overheated. Your description doesn't point to cam and crank sensors. Are you stalling just because of load upon clutch release...or is the idle circuitry failing? If the latter spray-clean the throttle body inner venturi carefully. And DO NOT depress the gas when restarting...but you know that already....

Your Answer:

Sell Your Car Yourself

With a simple, secure transaction.

1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

I have a different car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Know more, shop wisely


Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza
246 Great Deals out of 13,040 listings starting at $2,400
Used Subaru Outback
505 Great Deals out of 33,310 listings starting at $1,495
Used Subaru Forester
369 Great Deals out of 38,109 listings starting at $1,399
Used Honda Accord
856 Great Deals out of 56,298 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Camry
1,028 Great Deals out of 58,865 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
698 Great Deals out of 66,569 listings starting at $916
Used Toyota RAV4
974 Great Deals out of 48,214 listings starting at $2,222
Used Nissan Altima
809 Great Deals out of 49,725 listings starting at $990
Used Toyota Corolla
791 Great Deals out of 51,520 listings starting at $1,495
Used BMW 3 Series
818 Great Deals out of 25,145 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda CR-V
915 Great Deals out of 79,596 listings starting at $1,895

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Subaru Legacy For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 877 listings starting at $18,464
2019 Subaru Legacy For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 452 listings starting at $14,711
2018 Subaru Legacy For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 955 listings starting at $10,495
2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 854 listings starting at $8,995
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 339 listings starting at $7,275

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.