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Len --Have a donor WRX 2L turbo in a FF kit car. Had problem

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starting engine. Engine had wrong...
Len --Have a donor WRX 2L turbo in a FF kit car. Had problem starting engine. Engine had wrong crank and cam gears. Changed to new gears for WRX. Only two cylinders firing (spark and combustion). No spark on other cyls. New crank position sensor. Measured cam sensor as 1.6. thousand ohms.( Supposed to be 1-4 K ohms?). Checked continuity of sensors to ECU. New plugs. Verified plug coils OK.
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Customer: Not well versed on auto engines. What other info can I provide.
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Subaru Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Can you tell me the year of your engine and what type of Subaru is was removed from and also are you still running the factory Subaru engine control system and if are you able to scan the system and see if there are any fault codes setting . If there are can you also post back with the as well?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
From 2003 Impreza wrx. Standard ecu. Tried a different ecu no help
Subaru Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Are you able to scan the computer system and see if there any fault codes setting?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No codes
Subaru Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Okay so do you have injector pulse on all cylinders?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We are getting spark on 1 and 2 none on 3 and 4
Subaru Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Have you checked the timing belt alignment, An out of time timing belt can cause no spark condition.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Timing has been checked four times. Belt off each time. Timed by proffesional
Subaru Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Well unfortunately with out it setting any fault codes this makes it very hard to try and diagnose with out being there to do hands on testing. I would suspect its may be a wiring issue but I can not say for sure. Im going to open the post back up and maybe someone else has something else to offer for you. Please do not post back as it will lock it to me and other can not help if they can.

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Subaru Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Are you saying the timing belt has been off each time it has been checked and it had to be put back on properly?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Belt off each time just to make sure we didn't make a silly mistake. Get good spark on 1 and 2 nothing on 3 and 4. Gets combustion on 2 cylinder.
Subaru Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 1 year ago

If the belt is off each time you check it this has to be an issue with either the belt tensioner itself at fault needing replaced or an issue with one of the timing components being worn out or damaged needing replaced.The timing components need re checked to locate which component is the cause here and then from there that component usually needs replaced.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

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