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Old 02-15-09, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Start up/ random idle issues

So for about a month now my aw has had some sort of bug and I cant seem to figure it out.

No matter how cold it is outside the car will start. I live in cleveland and we have had a few sub zero days and it has started up just fine. But if i drive the car for any amount of distance and then turn it off and let it sit anwhere from 40 min till the engine is almost fully cold it wont start. Well ill take that back because it does start it will just die on me and then it will take about 10 minutes of trying to finally get it to run. Sometimes a bit less and sometimes a bit more. And the weird thing is that once i feel it start dying it doesnt matter if i stop on the gas or i keep tapping the peddle the revs wont rise and it just dies on me.


I always let the fuel pump prime before starting it and I always have over a half tank in the car. I also always let it idle about 20 seconds before shutting it down. I just dont get why it starts up so easily when its the first cold start of the day or if I just let it sit for a few minutes. But if i let it sit any longer than that it will start and then just die on me and then wont start for some turns after that.

Any advice would help me right now. I am thinking fuel pump but thats a bit pricey fix.

Oh and the car is completely stock. It has been doing it since I bought it and subaru has been trying to find me a new one but its pretty embarrassing. thanks
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Old 02-15-09, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-09, 05:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-15-09, 06:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Start up/ random idle issues

It sounds electrical to me...Has the car had any recent work done to it? Also, the fuel pump is a cheap and easy replace.
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I have a fuel pump that only has about 15K miles on it you can have to try... Just pay the shipping and it's yours. Could be a cheap fix.
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Default Re: Start up/ random idle issues

Thanks for the advice. I think it is the fuel pump as well but it seems like it has to be something with a senor or a failing fuel pump. It just seems like electrical would be a bit more random while this is a bit more consistent.
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I have a fuel pump that only has about 15K miles on it you can have to try... Just pay the shipping and it's yours. Could be a cheap fix.

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Default Re: Start up/ random idle issues

The stock pump sucks. Even though its upgraded its flaky (at least for me).

Could it be your front O2 sensor or crank position sensor going?
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Yeah I thought about that but I figured it would have thrown a code by now. Basically just shooting in the dark. I was hoping that someone has had this happen to them.
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