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I drove my 1996 Subaru Legacy into the gas station. When I

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I drove my 1996 Subaru Legacy into the gas station. When I got back in to start it it wouldnt start, it turned over slower than normal but wont start
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

HI there,

So the engine is cranking and no start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
turnover but no start
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


First if it's not cranking fast enough the computer won't turn on the fuel injectors.

The fuel pump relay on this car is buried up under the dash on the driver side. Way up in the corner. If you suspect a fuel issue, try spraying some starting fluid or carb cleaner into the throttle body and crank the engine. If you have spark it will run for a few seconds until the fuel supply is burned up. If no spark, then I would start by trying a jump start to get it to crank at normal engine cranking speed. If that doesn't help, please let me know and we can go from there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok we will try jumping it after work and let u know
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Sounds good, thank you!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again, I hadn't heard back and wondered if you need further assistance with this?