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2004 Forester: Warm weather start problem

subellesubelle Member Posts: 2
edited July 2014 in Subaru
In the past year, my 2004 Subaru Forester gives me some trouble starting in warm weather. Sometimes it takes 3 turns of the key, when it's really hot out. Once it starts, it runs just fine, there are no other problems. When it's cool out, the problem goes away.

I've maintained my vehicle faithfully via Subaru service department. It has 114,000 miles on it.


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    ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Hmm, maybe spark plug wires (did the 04s still have em?) or ignition coil?'

    I had a Miata that ate spark plug wires every 30k miles like clockwork. I changed the ones on my 98 Forester at 60k miles, too.
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    xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,832
    Do you turn the key to the "start" position immediately after you get in the car? If so, try turning it to "on" for a couple of seconds (such as enough time to fasten your seatbelt), then attempting to start. The fuel pump may just need a little more time to prime the fuel system.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
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    subellesubelle Member Posts: 2
    No, I haven't tried doing this but I will today.

    I just have never had to think of doing anything special because the car just always started right up. If it is a fuel injection problem, I hope I can get it fixed permanently.

    Thank you for your suggestion
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