Hope you all can help, as I’m at my wit’s end here.
Have had intermittent starting issues with ta 2004 Forester 2.5. When I turned the key, all the lights came on, but the starter wouldn’t fire. Just… nothing. Brian trust said neutral safety switch (which Subaru calls an Inhibitor Switch and Haynes calls a Transmission Range (TR) sensor). In the meantime, I got stranded, and the shop put in a new starter and battery (the battery was ready for replacement anyway… the starter… well, now it’s brand new).
So this weekend I replaced the Inhibitor switch and … still have the same, intermittent problem. Periodically, when I turn the key, all the indicator lights come on, but the starter doesn’t crank.
If I shift into neutral, it starts right up.
If I stick a foot out the door and rock the car back onto the transmission lock in Park, it starts right up.
So… what am I missing. This is making me nuts!