Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NEW YORK
Car Year: 2000
Car Model: FORESTER
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
'00 Forester: battery's good, but won't turn over
My wife's '00 Forester (non-turbo 5-speed) has an intermittent no-start problem: the dash lights work, and all other electrical seems to work, but periodically, the car won't turn over,and it makes no sounds that indicate it's trying to. Early this afternoon, she called to tell me it wouldn't start. I was about to leave to take a look at it, when she called to say it finally started. 20 minutes ago, she called to say it wouldn't start again.
When it does turn over, it seems like the battery has plenty of power, and the starter's only a little more than a year old. Note that we experienced the identical problem shortly after we bought it 4 years ago: I cleaned up some grounds, and made sure the relays were seated, and the problem went away.
I'd appreciate your suggestions. Thanks for your help.