won't start after replacing timing belt


Asked by Aug 18, 2015 at 03:09 PM about the 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Are you sure the belt is lined up correctly or it may not have been tight and jumped a tooth or so...

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Good point joemom. These will go full screen


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Yes, we actually had the car running ....before we had started putting all the other parts back on the car...so ..we turned it off to go a head and do this and then it wouldn't start again. We have removed everything again and redid ...the alignment...but it still isn't starting.

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OK. Next do you know if it's an ignition or fuel problem? One way to find out is buy some starting fluid, in aerosol can and spray just a little bit NOT TOO MUCH just a 2-3 second burst in to intake while a helper is cranking engine. If it runs for 5 -10 seconds then it's a fuel delivery issue. If not, it's ignition -spark

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ok thank you we will try this.

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Mark1952 where art thou? Our resident Subaru expert


If anyone has anything else we should try...please do let me know....thanks....I'll check back later.

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