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Mike V., Subaru Technician
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Experience:  Certified Subaru Technician, factory trained by Subaru.
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97 subaru legacy starts up but dies in a few seconds, yes,

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97 subaru legacy starts up but dies in a few seconds
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you fixing your Legacy yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed the fuel pump
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: need help
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 days ago.

Thank you for your question!
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Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 days ago.

are you able to check for codes?

Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 days ago.

also, can you pump the gas and keep it running?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
changed the fuel pump cant check codes
Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 days ago.

Ok

Try unplugging the mass air flow sensor and see if it will start and idle for you. If it does, then the car needs a maf sensor. If not, let me know and we can take it from there.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 days ago.

were you able to try this test?