Stumped the mechanic- Subaru Forester dies

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#1

Dear Car Talk Community,



My beloved Subaru Forester 01 occasionally stalls after it has been parked for a few minutes. This usually occurs after a good rainfall. If I wait 10 minutes, the car begins to start. I have taken it to my trusty mechanic and he can’t diagnose the problem. Here are some important stats:



1) Battery replaced in February. 2) Had a recent tune up with spark plugs replaced. 3) The engine light doesn’t come on when the car stalls. 4) Does not make a clicking sound. 5) Once started, the car does not stall.



Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

Try removing the battery terminal connections and scraping both the battery posts and the connecting clamp surfaces. That MAY fix your problem.


#3

And do the same cleaning to the other ends of those cables.