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Vin = JF1Sf6357WH704035, 98 forrester L Problem: no spark,

Customer Question

vin = JF1Sf6357WH704035
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 98 forrester L Problem: no spark, changed ignitor, coil, Crank Position, no PCM codes
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?
Customer: tried to resent PCM. Is there a special procedure?
JA: What year is your Subaru?
Customer: 98
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: see above
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: suspect PCM
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,

Do you know if the car has any injector pulse?

Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 months ago.


I realize there isn't any spark, but the spark and injector pulse are both driven by the cam and crank sensors. Also, the timing belt. If the timing belt has jumped a few teeth, then you would have neither. I just think you should check the timing belt before condemning the computer. It is possible it's not any good, but a timing issue is more common then the computer. Especially on these older DOHC engines.

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Thank you so much!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 months ago.

Hello again,

I hadn't heard back from you and wondered if you needed further assistance with this or what you found?

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