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    02 WRX wont start ( Video Inside )

    Ok so .. i put the engine in this car like a month ago and it didnt start and i couldnt find the problem to i just left it. Now i worked on it all day! The engine seems to crank slow to me... It does get fuel, But no spark, so what do i do... Listen to the engine crank.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJF6XKjrDqU


    I double checked all the connections, OBD 2 reads P1088, but that would only trigger the CEL and it would still run , P1088 is located by the fuel rail torwards the firewall on the passenger side. Any suggestions?

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    Did you clear the CEL, crank it, and see if you get the same CEL?

    How did you confirm you aren't getting spark?

    If it cranks and you are getting fuel, that leaves spark or air. I'm sure you've verified the air intake is fine along with the MAF?

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    Is the fuel pump turning on? Spark plugs? Spark plug wires?
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    I agree with the guy that posted on YouTube. It sounds like the starter is not engaging the flywheel and is just free spinning. I'd check the starter alignment if you find that the belts aren't turning while you crank it.
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    Now I wish I could hear this. A starter free-wheeling sounds a lot different than when it is cranking the engine over. Anyone that has worked on old mopars is very familiar with this sound...and the ability to use a screwdriver to get the bendix to engage (very old school... )
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    That sounds like a timing belt issue to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    That sounds like a timing belt issue to me.
    Now that I think about it, it could be this as well. It's hard to tell without being there, but the sound is definately either a starter free wheeling or a timing belt that's not right.
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