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2000 Subaru Outback Question: My car stopped running while in drive and now wont start.

 

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angelaloring, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Bremerton, WA, September 13, 2012, 14:45
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I have a 2000 Subaru outback with a little over 170,000 miles on it. Three days ago it turned off while driving down the road and now wont start up again. It turns over and acts like it really wants to, but nothing more happens. We had a mechanic out and he said there was no pressure from the fuel pump. We also found a ruptured fuel line. We replaced the fuel line, fuel filter, and fuel pump and are still getting the same response. Thoughts or ideas as to what could be causing this?

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    September 13, 2012, 15:24
     Master

    you didnt say why it wont start If it has a dead battery try boosting it If it starts then you probably have a bad alternator if it wont turn over with a boost then check your battery

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    angelaloring, September 13, 2012, 15:41
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    I did, the fuel pump needed to be replaced supposedly... Which we did, and it still is not working. Battery is perfectly fine.

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    September 13, 2012, 15:51
     Master

    If it's turning over a little faster or with a slightly different irregular rythm , the timing belt may have snapped or jumped time. Going back to the fuel system thought , though, were the plugs inspected for fouling? If the fuel pressure was low the computer controls will 'open' the injectors for a longer duration to make up for this. That may have led to a 'rich' condition causing the plugs to foul.

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    September 13, 2012, 19:32
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    Go to the dealer and get a check

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