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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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I've got a 97 wrx was auto now manual and it's been running

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Hi. I've got a 97 wrx was auto now manual and it's been running crap wont hit boost keeps backfiring checked and fixed vac leak but problem never fixed so I've got a computer out of a 97 manual wrx and ran into the imoblizer issue so i now installed the correct ignation ballels that were on the car the computer came from so why wont my car start at all now not even if i try putting my old computer back in it. Please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

It may have lost the key registration, you could call a mobile locksmith to program the keys to the new computer if they have the correct software.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so was there anything i should have done or a certian way i should have installed the new computer im really confused and im female which confuses the situation further.
Any thoughts on why loss of power n boost
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any engine trouble codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my old computer doesn't work in the car now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No none
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Disconnect both battery cables (positive and negative) and hold them together for 15 minutes. Then reconnect one at a time, positive first then negative. This should reset the system.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Already reset ecu previously hence the new computer as it would drop injection and only run on 3 cylinders just lost as to why i cant even get the car to start now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have bypassed the impobilizer issue but now no fuel pressure sounds like faulty plugs ive spend thousands n thousands on this car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a brand new haltech elite 1500 with wiring loom and fuse box all brand new how much would it cost to install and tune it and could you send me somewhere in the sydney area please?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

I am in the US I will opt out and another expert will help shortly

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jes,

The best I know in Sydney that have tuned one of my cars (02 Evo 5 Wrx) is:

They should be able to do the fitup and tune of your Haltech system.

Give them a call.