I have a Subaru Legacy, 4-cyl., M5, 105K. Had plugs put in about 12K miles ago and just put in a new battery(replaced the original). Car is in tip-top shape , but after I replaced the battery, the engine still takes a few cranks to turn over. Could it be the starter motor, or is there a solenoid of some type that regulates the charge going into the starter motor?
Please Describe " . . . the engine still takes a few cranks to turn over." Ordinarily, Cranks = Turns Over. What Happens When You Turn The Key ?
A car can crank or turn over without firing or starting.
Turn the key to the “on” position and wait a few seconds. This allows the fuel pump to run and pressurize the fuel system. Then try to start. Any difference in performance?
What you describe sounds fairly normal for a cold start in winter weather, even with a new battery.
“What you describe sounds fairly normal for a cold start in winter weather, even with a new battery.”
? This Is Not Normal For The Cars We Drive In My Family And It Gets Really Cold Here.