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    Car won't start

    I have a 2010 WRX sedan 65k miles. I just got the car a few weeks ago and it wont start. All the lights come on but no turn over or crank. I replaced the battery and im not sure what else it could be. I had my buddy try and start it while I held a book over the exhaust as i suspected it could be a back pressure issue. Also here is a picture. Anyone have any thoughts?
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    Has it ever started in your hands?

    Are all the fuses (inside, outside of cabin) OK?

    Is the harness to the starter and the alternator OK?
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    If it doesn't turn over/crank (isn't that the same thing?) there is certainly no back pressure issue... Seems more like an electrical issue, either a blown fuse or a missing connection somewhere. Or even a bad starter (-solenoid). As SD_GR said: have you had it running ever or did you get it in this condition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fontaman View Post
    im not sure what else it could be.
    If it won't run, it isn't getting any/enough of any one (or more) of three things: fuel, air, or spark (electricity).

    Unfortunately, no electricity can often be more involved than just replacing the battery. Looks like SD_GR and Ingo have you started down a good path though.
    Last edited by Zataks; 12-04-2013 at 01:03 PM.

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    For one, we can't see squat in your picture. That doesn't help.

    As mentioned, was it ever running in your possession? Bought privately or at a dealer?
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    aaaahhh you won't get back pressure if it can't turn over. Do you get any clicks i.e. solenoid ???? Or just nothing ?????
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