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My daughter was driving her 2002 Subaru Legacy Outback home

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My daughter was driving her 2002 Subaru Legacy Outback home from work and almost home the car stops running. Initially, it would not crank. After towing it home, the car sat for awhile and started to crank again but does not start. Battery had a dead cell so we bought a new one. Still nothing. Cranking not starting. Thought it might be the fuel pump. Rented a fuel pressure gauge and the pressure is at 45. Now I am not sure what it could be. Any ideas before I have it towed to the shop?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 8 months ago.

does it have compression? did the timing belt fail?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Compression? Belts wiring and appear normal.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can't see timing belt.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 8 months ago.

does it so normal when cranking?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Just checked the alternator too. It tests fine. Hopefully, it's not the timing belt. Had that replaced two years ago.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 8 months ago.

well a compression check is in order..or pull the timing cover