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Old 10-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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I know there are quite a few Subaru fans on here and I'm not a member of any Subaru forums so I was hoping someone here might be able to give me some ideas to this issue I'm having.

I did a factory short block swap on an 06 legacy gt (ej255 motor). It's all back together and it won't crank at all. I can hear the fuel pump priming but that's it. I pulled three codes and they are for the cam sensors and crank sensor.

I'm thinking it's a grounding issue but I'm not sure. The car did start before the block swap. I did check all the plugs for the sensors and they're still plugged in. Any Subaru gurus (18psi) have any suggestions?

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It won't crank at all meaning the starter isn't turning the motor over, or its tuning over but not firing?
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Starter won't crank, engine won't turn over.
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Starter won't crank, engine won't turn over.
Check everything from the ignition to the starter. If the starter isnt even making any sounds, that would be the FIRST issue to address
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I will do that. It appears to be hooked up correctly though.

Could the battery be so dead that it doesn't have enough amps to get the starter to turn? I've had the battery on a charger for the past few days and even hooked my car up to it to no avail. I only mention it because when I tried to start it when I first got the car it took like an hour of having it hooked up to my forester before it fired up
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Does the car have any factory alarm setup? That could be keeping the starter from engaging. Also could be a missing ground to the engine block, but it would be hard to miss because it probably is a large ground at least an 8 gauge wire.
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Actually it was missing a ground to the block. On the pass side does it go from the exhaust ,heat shield to the frame? That's how input it on because I couldn't find a free hole on the block.

Turns out I'm an idiot. Missed a ground connector on the starter, fired right up.

Thank you all so much. I still got cels though, I'll check and report back
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Actually it was missing a ground to the block. On the pass side does it go from the exhaust ,heat shield to the frame? That's how input it on because I couldn't find a free hole on the block.

Turns out I'm an idiot. Missed a ground connector on the starter, fired right up.

Thank you all so much. I still got cels though, I'll check and report back
Of course you have CEL's, it's a subaru
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lol only crappy molested subarus' get cel's, don't make it sound like norm.

glad you figured out the issue. yeah, disconnected grounds will definitely make the car flip out
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Buying my subaru will solve your problem.
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lol only crappy molested subarus' get cel's, don't make it sound like norm.

glad you figured out the issue. yeah, disconnected grounds will definitely make the car flip out
Haha, that's the truth. My subie doesn't throw a CEL, and it knocks like its about to throw a rod through the block and puts out an epic smokescreen. Not for long though!

I had a buddy with a WRX that threw 12+ cel's when he took it to get tuned. he took it to a tuner and the guy laughed him out of the shop and basically told him to fix your ghetto **** before wasting my time.

Another buddy had the o2 CEL issue constantly on his 06 wrx, after a new 02 he still had to end up getting a "plug fouler" to get rid of that one. Car did have a full turboback exhaust though, and some accesstuner with its "tuned" pos map.

I love the fact that my miata will never throw a CEL again. It might end up running like ****, but no CEL!
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Haha that's funny. I cleared the am and crank codes. Now I get stupid emissions thing that either needs cleaned or just driven (cars been sitting awhile) and an o2 code. Cleared it again and the o2 hasn't come back yet.

There is no clutch though. Don't have time to bleed it now but I will tonight. I hope that takes care of it.

Edit: now I have a spare block (it only spun a bearing) I think I need to get myself a Subaru to have some fun with
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Get a wagon!
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Get a wagon!
I really should, I love these wagons. My buddy is actually picking up a saabaru wagon this week. All of my friends have been converted to subarus.
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for future trouble shooting, look up "vacation pix" on lgt.com.



ah hell heres the links
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