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My 96 outback 2.2 engine won't fire at the coil. New coil

Customer Question

My 96 outback 2.2 engine won't fire at the coil. New coil put on today
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 160,000 miles. Automatic
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 1996 legacy outback
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Test light came on at the cool plug that plugs into coil. I replaced cool today. Still no fire from coil
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thatsvall. THANK U
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. replace the ignitor. known issue.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

this is what it looks like

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  david craig replied 29 days ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 28 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are quite a few things that can cause a loss of spark and it will take some testing to determine what is wrong. The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool or code reader to check for fault codes and then testing can be done from there based on what is found. Anything causing a loss of spark will set a fault code.

Have you checked for codes?