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O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

Sorry for the O/T post, but the Subaru board is dead! Anyway, last week, I was driving my Subaru to school and it died. I had the stereo up, so I couldn't tell if it made any noises. A few days afterwards, and friend and I got around to tearing it open a little bit. We cranked it over and watched the carb...it shot gas straight up. So we pulled that and rebuilt it. Boy did it need it! Anyway, we got that back on tonight, but still no dice. We pulled a plug wire to check for spark, and there is none. I haven't seen for my own eyes, but I trust my buddy. So where do I go from here? What could be going on? Where do I start? Thanks!
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

If it cranks, but you have not spark then it could be the coil, that is what I would check next.
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

There should be a power wire going to the distributor cap - check that. Mine lost spark and I realized that it was only the line that came undone. Check all lines going in and out of the distributor - something could have came loose.
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

Have you pulled the cap to see if the rotor is actually turning? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] That is, to eliminate a timing chain/belt issue?
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

Olin18 - What would be the best way to test the coil?

dmaciag - How do I check the wire? Just make sure it's connected?

GeeAea - I'll have to check to see if the rotor is turning. I'll probably need another person to help, but I'll check.

Thanks for the help guys! I don't have a ton of free time to work on this, but I'll see what I can find. Let me know about the things I asked and I'll check it out. Thanks again!
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

Well, I got good news, and I got bad news. The good news is, I found my problem [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] The bad news is, it's the timing belt(s). [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Any body got some tips before I tear into it?
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

Ah ...see I jinxed you [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

Anyway ....unless the Surbaru is like only a couple of other engines out there ...plan on pulling the heads as well (broken belt ...rotating crank ...open valves) [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T - Subura died and will not start :(

YOU DID JINX ME!! So since it's technically your fault, you have to drive over here and help me fix it [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] J/K. I called an Independant Subaru shop yesterday and he said the same thing as you, that's it's probably the timing belt and to check to make sure the rotor is spinning. Anyway, I picked his brain for a bit and asked if my head is trashed since the piston probably smashed my valves. He said, "Nope". He said that Subaru was smart and that they have just enough clearance as to where it won't smash the valves. I'll maybe confirm this with another shop, but that makes me happy. I got it somewhat torn down today, but am having a HELL of a time getting the crankshaft puller bolt out. I got a 22mm socket on there with a large breaker bar, and so far, all I've managed to do was to back the car up my driveway cause I'm yanking so hard. These Japanesse cars don't have a left hand thread crank bolt, do they? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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