2000 Subaru Forester won't start

Asked by Jan 02, 2017 at 03:54 PM about the 2000 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This car has been pretty much parked for the past 2 years, and only started
occasionaly (about once a month). Put fresh gas in it, and It turns over fast
enough to start, but won't start. I tried a bit of starting fluid, and it started
momentarily, and then died. I've noticed that the tachometer doesn't register
anything at all while cranking. Any ideas?

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Try replacing the fuel filter. You may have to drain the entire fuel system though. Try and listen to see if the fuel pump is running. It will sound like a faint hum at the fuel tank. The tach thing is normal.

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