04-15-2011, 04:29 PM
I have the loyale awd hatchback, standard trans, and am having a problem starting the car. I belive it is either the ignition or the starter. What happens is this: when I turn the key, all the lights and electrical come on, but the engine does not turn over right away. If I keep trying to crank it it eventually starts right up. It is not the battery as I have had that checked. Sometimes when I turn the key the rpm gauge jumps around, but sometimes not. Once it starts it runs fine. If it is the starter, how hard is that to replace myself on this model? I have replaced the starter and alternator on an early 90's chevy pickup so I know something about this stuff, but have never worked with a subaru.