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I have 2006 forester it had been stood for 6days as we had

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I have 2006 forester it had been stood for 6days as we had to go to west yorkshire ,when we got back home to Isle of Man it would not start ,had to bump start it to get back home .Had same problem next morning ,so went out and bought new battery and wo and behold still had same starting problem .From David Isle ofMan
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: No not at all brand new battery today
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No ,just had it serviced last week
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No not at this time ,thanks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Hi im kevin what happens when you try to start ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It just keeps turning over without firing up
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

And it only starts with a bump start ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Ok its possible you have a failing crank sensor and bump starting car is jolting it into life .the only way to be 100% sure is to have car plugged in to a diagnostic machine

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for that I will inform my mechanic ,as he as diagnostic equipment
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

No problem please rate my service and let me know how u get on

Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Please rate my service

Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Please rate my service and let me know if you need anything else at all