CAR WONT START

  • Tiny
  • whiteknight73
  • 1998 Subaru WRX
  • 121,000 miles

Hi my 98 wrx was running great until I used the high pressure hose at the local car wash. After the was I jumped back into the car to drive off and the car wouldnt start.

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 12:27 PM

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  • Tiny
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Subaru Question
Asked on August 29, 2011

1998 Subaru WRX Engine Problem with 121000 miles

Hi my 98 wrx was running great until I used the high pressure hose at the local car wash. After it was washed I jumped back into the car to drive off and the car wouldnt start.

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 12:46 PM
  • Tiny
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Too many electronic components to pressure wash. Will need to disconnect and dry every thing. Electronic contact cleaner good to use

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 1:12 PM
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Seems a little crazy that in this day and age you can't wash a car with the bonnet down in fear of electrical components getting wet.

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 10:06 PM
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Water and electronics do not mix

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 2:34 PM
  • Tiny
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Sadly it seems you are way off the mark it was actually the fuel pump and had nothing to do with washing the car

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 12:18 AM
  • Tiny
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Sorry crystal ball in shop

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 12:58 PM

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