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This is a discussion on Friends 02 bugeye wrx wont start within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So my friends wrx died while driving, i came over and used romraider to pull the codes. Car will still ...

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    Friends 02 bugeye wrx wont start

    So my friends wrx died while driving, i came over and used romraider to pull the codes. Car will still not start, its not even trying to turn over. its "tuner" uses an obd2 tuner, its blue.. Not really sure what it is.. It has a tune switching module of some sort. Previous owner did not seem to know what he was doing.. It has a full atmospheric blow off valve. it also has a toggle switch that resets the air to fuel? This whole car is questionable.. But heres the codes any insight would be awesome..

    Heres the codes:
    P0131 FRONT O2 SENSOR LOW INPUT
    P0132 FRONT O2 SENSOR HIGH INPT
    P0136 FRONT O2 SENSOR B1S2
    P0500 VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR A
    P1518 STARTER SWITCH LOW INPT
    P1591 NEUTRAL SWITCH LOW (AT)

    Again and suggestions would be great, thanks!

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    Here are some pics of the sketchy job the previous owner did on this car
    I in one of the pictures you can see the toggle switch and a push button. The button is for "resetting the A/F" and the toggle switch puts the car into different tuned modes? IDK I cant be more specific than this. Current owner of car was making a significant amount of money and bought the car cash and didnt really do any research prior lol.. He wanted it so he got it
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    At first the car wouldn't do anything. The battery is working and all the electronics inside the car seem to be working but when you try to turn it over it just clicked once. Not the way a bad starter would click. It just clicked once and no CEL would pop up. So I cycled his "tune switch" back and forth a few times and the hit that red button which supposedly resets the "air to fuel ratio" I'm not sure what the purpose of that it lol. Anyways I reset it and held it while I tried to start the car and I got the car to throw a code.

    Not sure if this info helps but if there's anything else I can do to give some helpful info just let Brenner or myself know.

    Thanks in advance for any input

    Here's an update. Got it to actually try and turn over. Got a video but not sure how to share it.
    It cranks but really slow. Sorry all these are super vague tid bits of info. We Pulled some data logs with RomRaider too. If anyone is savvy enough to diagnose with the given information we can provide said data. I am by no means a mechanic. Simply just trying to help my friend figure out if the car is fixable. *fingers crossed*
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    Question

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    I had the current owner find the list of mods that have been done to the car. I will list the details per the advertisement that had saw before buying the car.

    Subaru WRX 2002
    -113k miles at time of sale (don't know how much more he's got on there now, but he's only had it about 5 months)

    Engine Mods
    -90-95 Phase 1 & Phase 2 [96-00] thin headgasket MLS
    -EJ22E Block & Oilpan; Stock & WRX oil coder (** Corrected original typo of EJ33E**)
    -EJ205 Heads & Everything else
    -UF30 Turbo & Adjustable wastegate actuator
    -STI "pinks" injectors
    -TGV Deletes
    -Walbro 255 Fuel pump
    -SR*S TMIC & Y pipe & Silicone coupler
    -Ebay silicone turbo outlet
    -AEM CAI & Stock MAF Sensor
    -SR*S Catless up-pipe, Catless Bellmouth DP, 3" Exhaust
    -Meagan H-Brace

    Transmission
    -2004 5 spd Trans
    -Stage 2 street clutch

    Odds and Ends
    -Innovate LC1 Wideband LS64.2 Sensor
    -Modified ebay OBD2 Interface (cable-like) Tatrix Open Port
    -Exide Orbital AGM battery

    That's it for the stuff that was done to the car. I don't really know what to do in order to trouble shoot this car. At first glance I thought it was an electrical issue, but the electrical seems to be "working". The slow cranking of the car indicates that its getting the power (maybe not enough) to crank the engine. An individual whom I work with said it could be the timing (I also read a thread on NASIOC that said something similar for a similar problem but some had suggested it was electrical also)

    I am open to suggestions so we can at least test some things or look for possible problems. If this car is totally a lost cause, chances are he may part it out. I don't want to see that happen
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    Hmm.. if the car has a six cylinder engine, with four cylinder heads on it, I think that could pose a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Hmm.. if the car has a six cylinder engine, with four cylinder heads on it, I think that could pose a problem.
    I see how that could pose a problem, maybe I had made a typo or something. What is the indicator of a 6Cyl Engine? Please pardon my lack of knowledge. I am certainly eager to learn and I have been reading a lot trying to comprehend all this info.

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    Jesus christ on christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Hmm.. if the car has a six cylinder engine, with four cylinder heads on it, I think that could pose a problem.
    Nah! Just lop off the two rear cylinders.
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    well thats interesting to say the least..

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    Well, there is no such thing as an EJ33E.. but Subaru does make an EG33 that came in the SVX. It's basically an ej22, with two more cylinders added on.

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    wow!!! sorry guys! it was an EJ22E not 33... I will change that in the post.

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    Best way to get it running right is take all that frankenstein **** out, and find a nice stock running ej205 longblock and put it in

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercookie View Post
    Best way to get it running right is take all that frankenstein **** out, and find a nice stock running ej205 longblock and put it in
    If we could get it running first that would be a start. I don't think he has anything from the stock set up though. The car has had so much crap done to it, I don't even know where to begin. I would try to convince him to get it back to almost stock and then get it retuned accordingly. We just need to first diagnose the problem then go from there.

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    Slow cranking sounds like it's not getting enough power. Are you sure the battery is good? I would test the battery, go over all the grounds and make sure they're good, and run through the fuse block with a DMM looking for any shorts. If you don't find a solution there.. maybe try push starting it?

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    we thought about the push start.. battery voltage was at 11.7 when trying to turn over i think.. i was running rom raider.

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