This is kind of a long story. First off I have a 2005 WRX, bone stock, 92,000 miles. Only problem i've had with it, was i had to replace the ECU at 60,000 because the plastic linner in my wheel well got ripped out and my tire sprayed water right onto the ecu. Spark plugs were changed at 80,000miles.
So this started a couple weeks ago. The car was not starting properly. It would crank for 10 or 15 seconds before starting. Then one night it just wouldnt start at all. It would crank all day but never fire up. I thought water in my fuel or the fuel filter just went. Put some HEET in the tank, replaced fuel filter which was not fun being in the fuel tank and all. Still nothing! I bought a used fuel pump assembly on ebay from a wrecked 05 wrx with 50K miles on it. I didnt want to buy a new one bcuz it $600 from the dealer and I wasnt sure this was the problem. So then the car started right up like new. Drove it around town for about 2 weeks. Still seemed like something wasnt completely right, it still cranked for alittle long then it ever did before. It would have to crank for 3-5 seconds to start everytime. Then I took it for a couple 1 hour long drives. The cranking time to start got longer every trip. Then one night when I was at work 1 hour from home the car would not start. It would crank all day but not start. I can hear the fuel pump come on, but no-go. So i got tired of working on it and paid to have it towed an hour to the dealer and guess what they said was wrong. The fuel pump is bad!!!! I was about to flip when I heard this. I thought the guy on ebay sold me a bad pump, but that doesnt explain why it worked for 2 weeks. The dealer wanted to order a fuel pump and install it. They insisted this was problem, after i told them i already replaced it with a used one. "he had seen this problem many times before" so i said fine, so fix it, i need my car. waited a week for the part to get in, then they forgot to call me when it was finished. i called them and asked if it was done and they said yes its been done for days. cars fixed right?
That was about 3 days ago. Drove the car for those 3 days and it seemed ok untill yesterday, it was taking longer then usual for the engine to start. crank longer and longer everytime to start. this morning went out to the car and it will NOT start. cranks all day but will not fire up. im pretty upset about paying for a tow, parts, labor and not having my car for a week for absolutely nothing.
anyone have idea's on what could be wrong?
im thinking something electrical. maybe something with the ignition system.
any help is appreciated
i wish i could get my money back from the dealer, doubtful!
also the check engine light is not on, nor have I ever seen it on.