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    07 WRX won't start sometimes

    alright so basically every once in a while ill drive my car somewhere starts right up...but when i get in the car again BAM won't crank.... all the lights on my dash turn on but it almost seems like trying to start it without pushing my clutch in but i am.... recently replaced spark plugs but it was doing it well before that.. battery is brand new and when i bought the car the starter was 2 weeks old installed by subaru dealership... any thoughts???

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    Check battery leads at both ends, all earthing straps, clutch switch, ECU connections, ignition switch.
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    No CEL I take it?

    Sounds like the camshaft position sensor is going bad.

    Edit: Nevermind...re-read your post. If it's not turning over at all then something else is amiss. I agree...check your terminals and the ground wire to make sure nothing is loose. Is the battery going dead when this happens? You may want to try checking for a voltage drop with a multimeter...it can simply the troubleshooting process if you do indeed have a bad connection somewhere between the battery, starter, and alternator.

    +1 on clutch switch being suspect...I'd check there first.
    Last edited by jahmic; 05-19-2014 at 06:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Check battery leads at both ends, all earthing straps, clutch switch, ECU connections, ignition switch.
    The battery is nearly 6 months old I check the voltage but when you go to crank it you can hear everything wanting to engage and the terminal leads are brand new replaced those last weekend... It seems to only not want to start when i have driven somewhere and it's warm outside... In the winter I never had this problem maybe once or twice but since it's been getting warmer it's doing it more often

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Check battery leads at both ends, all earthing straps, clutch switch, ECU connections, ignition switch.
    do you know the location of clutch switch... looked around the pedal and see nothing connecting directly to the clutch...

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