I have a Subaru Outback AT with nearly 240k. There are two problems that I have been having and I’m unsure whether or not they are at all related. The first is simply that the car wont start sometimes, it has only been happenng about every couple of weeks without any sort of pattern for the past year or so. All the lights work when the key is turned and the starter turns over but the motor won"t start. Some times it starts the second turn of the key–sometimes the 100th.
The second problem is that sometimes when accelerating from a stop ( usually pulling out of a parking spot) there is no power to the motor. I hit the gas pedal and for some reason it feels like there is something restricting power to the motor. I take my foot off the pedal and reapply it and susualy on the second or third try something catches and my car begins to move again.