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post #1 of 9 Old 02-06-2013, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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Car randomly won't start

Well I have a 2004 wrx completely stock except for an alarm the previous owner put. About 2 days I went to get gas and when I went to turn the car back on it wouldn't start. No click and the lights didn't flicker. 5 minutes later I tried again and it just came right back on. Yesterday it happened to me again so I left and when I came back it turned right back on. Anyone with ideas suggestions? Starter? Alarm? Help is appreciated

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And if anyone is in the miami area and knows a good local shop or someone who does good work lmk
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So there is an alarm on it?

Is the steering wheel in a weird position when you try it each time?

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So there is an alarm on it?

Is the steering wheel in a weird position when you try it each time?
Yes it has an alarm that the previous owner installed sorry forgot to mention that. And no the wheel has been straight when it has happened.
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Try cleaning your battery terminals.
I was having a similar problem but mine would cut out while I was driving, turns out it was just a loose connection with the terminal guess I didn't tighten it up after tinkering around under the hood.

No problems since. Always check the simple solution first, hope this helps ya out.
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Try cleaning your battery terminals.
I was having a similar problem but mine would cut out while I was driving, turns out it was just a loose connection with the terminal guess I didn't tighten it up after tinkering around under the hood.

No problems since. Always check the simple solution first, hope this helps ya out.
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Thanks I checked them and cleaned them they're nice and tight. I also checked the connection of the wires going to the clutch to let it know its engaged. The car wouldn't start today tried an hour later and it fired right up.
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Have the alarm taken out. Or at least looked at.

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ya maybe the alarm is shorting out something cause it not to start until a lot of juice is built up.
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How long have you had the vehicle? I'd check the condition of the battery with a multimeter. If the battery is OK, I'd be questioning the quality of install of the alarm.

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