Trouble starting STI

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza WRX Help & advice' started by Manxbelly, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:54 PM.

  1. Manxbelly

    Manxbelly Type RA Member

    Location:
    Uk
    Hi All,
    I've just purchased a lovely 99 JDM STI . Trouble starting is the issue . Turn the key , all lights on dash board on and nothing, no cranking over or anything . Will start after a bit of off and on with key but nothing obvious . then tonight it started no problem if I pump the brake !!! any ideas please ?
     
  2. PeteRA

    PeteRA love everything GC8

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    Warwickshire
    Has it got an immobiliser?
     
  3. Manxbelly

    Manxbelly Type RA Member

    Location:
    Uk
    not sure , sorry its a bit vague
     
  4. V3 type r

    V3 type r Type RA Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Check the wires on the starter motor, could be loose or corroded
     
  5. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Maybe an strange question, but are you sure it’s a 99 car & not an MY00 with clutch down start?
     
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  6. Paul92

    Paul92 V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Rutten
    When turning over the key, do you actually hear the solenoid clicking? If so, it's probably your starter motor.
    If not, it could be anything between the key/barrel and the starter motor wiring.
     
  7. BIlly

    BIlly Type RA Member

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    Iom
    @Manxbelly I meant to say it could just be the starter motor
     
  8. BIlly

    BIlly Type RA Member

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    This would be a bonus for you @Manxbelly if it turns out the car is a MY00. Any other way of tlling what year the cat is @type-ra ?
     
  9. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Check the VIN plate is easiest & quickest. GC8G got the clutch down start. It's caught me out before. Fingers crossed:thumb
     
  10. Manxbelly

    Manxbelly Type RA Member

    Location:
    Uk
    Cheers for the reply lads, missed the notifications . Model GF-GC8 Vin - GC8-09****
     
  11. Manxbelly

    Manxbelly Type RA Member

    Location:
    Uk
    Cheers for the reply lads, missed the notifications . Model GF-GC8 Vin - GC8-09****
     

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