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It's not starting ,turns over but doesn't get enough fire…

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It's not starting ,turns over...
It's not starting ,turns over but doesn't get enough fire /spark to stay running
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 3 months ago
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Subaru Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 3 months ago

The problem can be a loss of spark or fuel. You can check
for spark at the plugs with a spark tester. Check
compression too for a possible valve timing issue with a
compression gauge. You can check fuel pressure with a
gauge and all of these tools should be available to you at
your local parts store for rent or purchase. You need to
check for any stored codes in the computer with a
code reader or a scan tool. The code reader only gives the
codes and definitions, where the scan tool gives you all
the needed data to diagnose the codes.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
deliver bad news:)
If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly
appreciate a 5 star rating now before you leave the site and I
will still assist you after you have rated me too if another
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you rate me

Thanks, Ron

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Subaru Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 3 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me in this chat session?

Thanks again, Ron

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