Subaru Forester: Ignition Mystery

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subaru
forester

#1

Hey, everybody. Two days after my car had its 30,000-mile inspection & service, it refused to start. I assumed the Arizona heat killed the battery and I put a new one in, and it started. Then three days later, it wouldn’t start. I could hear the hum and tick of the starter. Just out of curiosity, I tried my other key and it started right up. This keeps happening every few days. Sometimes, I jiggle the key and it starts up. Other times, I release the e-brake, put the clutch in, roll it a few feet and it starts.



It did this once before when it had about 15,000 miles on it. But never this often. Any ideas what’s going on here? Thanks!


#2

There are several possible things I can think of. Solenoid, Charging system, a bad battery connection or a tooth (teeth) missing on the starter or flywheel.


#3

Hopefully you still have some warranty left so the dealer can fix this trouble.