Hey guys, I'm new here. I drive a 2003 WRX sedan. Need a bit of help.
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    Exclamation Hey guys, I'm new here. I drive a 2003 WRX sedan. Need a bit of help.


    Hi I'm Jess!! I'm from Sydney, Australia & I own a Graphite Black 2003 Subaru WRX sedan (2.0L, 5-Speed) - Just thought I'd introduce myself, Lol..

    So I've come across a little problem as of late..

    I go to turn my car on, It turns over slightly but the engine does not ignite. Battery is brand new & new spark plugs. There is a new fuel filter & pump too.. Anyone else had a problem like this? I thought that it could be the petrol but I only use premium? It's happened 4 - 5 times now.

    It was only serviced last month (It has 90,000km on the clock)

    The mind boggles!!
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    Got any aftermarket electronics installed.

    And welcome to the club. Where are the pics?
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    Thanks!!

    Yeah I've got the usual sound system getup (Amp, Sub etc) Was all professionally installed too.
    But other than that no.
    Took off my turbo-timer because it kept interfering with my alarm/immobilizer. Would that have anything to do with my 'problem' though?

    I'm just learning how to use this site so I'll upload some photo's asap!!!

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    So it doesn't happen all the time just sometimes?
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    Distrubuter cap injectors not giving u fuel or getting to much idk im just throwing out suggestions. Hope u get it solved good luck and welcome
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    Start off with the basics. Go over every cable On the battery and make sure it is clean and tight. Afterthat look at all the grounds. I have seen a lo of bad wiring jobs when audio Eqp is installed. If all that looks good then maybe he starter is bad. You could try hitting it with a broom stick while someone cranks the engine.
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    Do you have a chip in your key? If you have another ignition key, try that. I had this exact problem with my wifes cadillac, and it was the key.

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    Thanks for all of the reply's everyone!
    It only happens sometimes & Not when the engine is cold either. I do have a chip in my key, I'll try my spare to see if that helps. If not off to the mechanic she goes. I've just checked as much wiring as I could (Engine bay & AMP) & everything seems fine. I think it could be in internal problem.
    I will keep you posted!

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    good luck and nice WRX
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