Join Date: Aug 2009
Car Year: 1999
Car Model: forester s turbo
Help! Forester wont start.. Sometimes..!
Hi.. New to forum (and my Forester) so first, hello everyone..
Bought my Forester S Turbo 1999 2 days ago.. Drives fabulous, then would not start! Felt like immobilizer was preventing it... One tiny click, and thats all... After trying for 1/2 an hour, I called RAC who came out, then it started first time!!.
It was suggested that I check out the starter motor so I replaced that yesterday, started even better than before...! 2 hours later it refused to start again... Took it to a scooby dealer today and had the immobilizer and alarm reset on both keys. The mechanic also checked the battery (ok) and all the earths he could get to, all ok.. 1 hour later it refused to start again! Took about 10 mins of trying to start it, then it started no problem...
As it is an intermittent problem, I am wary of putting into a garage as it may be ok when they try it...
Anyone had the same problem or any ideas for me to try?