2001 Subaru Outback trouble starting


Asked by Jan 05, 2015 at 01:06 PM about the 2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback and have never had any of these problems. In fact, other
than routine maintenance and replacing the serpentine belt, the only work that needed
to be done was replacing an axle boot cover after I grazed a deer on the road. I do now
have a problem with starting the car. It makes a clicking sound but when I turn the
steering wheel to various positions it will start right up. Sometimes it takes 1 minute,
sometimes 10 minutes, but it eventually starts and runs well. Love it in the snow and
handles beautifully on Wisconsin winter roads. Looking into the problem with the "not
starting" unless I jiggle the key and turn the steering wheel. Any ideas?

1 Answer


check your lock cylinder ( that is where you put your key ) , check your starte,r if you have to "jiggle" the key your lock cylinder may be on it's way out

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