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    Big problems with WRX i just bought

    So i got a 05 wrx from an auction for a steal of a deal. the only problem... the retard who owned it first probably messed with the wiring or something because about 1 out of every 12 times i try to start it, will it actually start. I put the key in and push the clutch and try to start it. I hear the fuel pump go on but the car doesn't sound like it is trying to turn over or anything. Has anyone delt with this type of problem before?

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    Try the neutral safety switch on the clutch pedal. Sometimes they get sticky. Mine has done it since the day after I picked the car up off the lot albeit intermittently. Pumping the clutch a couple of times before I start it is just habbit now.

    But you can get into the footwell and check it out see if he cut/vampire tapped the wires to the neutral safety in an effort to put in a remote start or bypass the safety on a dvd player.

    Also test your battery. Auction cars sit a very long time, long enough for a cell to go dead. Should have at least 550CA. My last battery that went bad would still start the car with 300Ca but the no start problem was more prevalent.
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    Yeah that is what I imagine he would have done. The battery is good, I just replaced it. Thanks for the info, I will keep posting if the problem persists

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    But you can get into the footwell and check it out see if he cut/vampire tapped the wires to the neutral safety in an effort to put in a remote start or bypass the safety on a dvd player.
    Or maybe he just didn't like having to depress the clutch to start the car. I despise it.

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    You have to push the clutch in to start the car still, so I don't know if that is the problem. Like i said, some days it starts just fine, some days it doesnt. I just dont even really know where to begin

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