Why won't my car start?

Asked by Jan 17, 2017 at 07:03 PM about the 2001 Subaru Forester L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have to check oil & water daily, Has been very cold -2 the other am. At 7 am
went out & moved her a few feet, 10am she wouldn't start. Fuel pump is
running. She coughs back at me when I try to start.??? 2001 Subaru Forester
184,444 miles. Please tell me shes not finally gave up.

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74,585

Perhaps there is a problem with the cold start system or maybe it just needs a tuneup. If you don't have an engine block heater it might be time to get one.

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Start with the cheap water temp sensor screwed into the intake manifold rear just under the throttle body. Has one wire and looks a bit like a spark plug. When these go the ECM just doesn't know how to mix air and fuel to start.

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