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diarap2003 05-31-2013 07:48 PM

Problem diagnosis please
Today my son was driving his 04 Impreza Wagon had a puff of smoke and car died now tries to turnover very slowly but doesnt start everything seems to be moving pulley wise but slow. Was down 1 qt of oil. Any ideas ? Hoping like timing belt or something with alternator ?

pzr2874 05-31-2013 08:36 PM


Do a compression test

diarap2003 05-31-2013 08:54 PM

Had compression test last month was perfect before we registered vehicle we did everything but timing belt

diarap2003 06-01-2013 07:46 AM

OK new day. Just checked oil it is clear no milkyness to it. Antifreeze is completely full. But it is slowly turning over no engine noise though....(mean no knocking in engine when try to start)

pzr2874 06-01-2013 08:38 AM

compression can change in a day.


psinuse 06-01-2013 11:13 AM

Sounds like the timing belt. You do realize that means new heads and possibly engine?

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