MT models

1. Apply the parking brake.

2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories.

3. Depress the clutch pedal to the floor and shift the shift lever into neutral. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor while starting the engine. The starter motor will only operate when the clutch pedal is depressed fully to the floor.

4. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and check the operation of the warning and indicator lights. Refer to Warning and indicator lights F3-9.

CAUTION

Do not operate the starter motor continuously for more than 10 seconds. If the engine fails to start after operating the starter for 5 to 10 seconds, wait for 10 seconds or more before trying again.

5. Turn the ignition switch to the START position without depressing the accelerator pedal. Release the key immediately after the engine has started. If the engine does not start, perform the following procedure.

(1) Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and wait for at least 10 seconds. After checking that the parking brake is applied, turn the ignition switch to the START position while depressing the accelerator pedal slightly (approximately a quarter of the full stroke). Release the accelerator pedal as soon as the engine starts.

(2) If this fails to start the engine, turn the ignition switch back to the LOCK position and wait for at least 10 seconds. Then fully depress the accelerator pedal and turn the ignition switch to the START position. If the engine starts, quickly release the accelerator pedal.

(3) If this does not start the engine, turn the ignition switch again to the LOCK position. After waiting for 10 seconds or longer, turn the ignition switch to the START position without depressing the accelerator pedal. (4) If the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance.

6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have turned off after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically lowers the idle speed as the engine warms up.

NOTE (2.5 L non-turbo models) To protect the engine while the shift lever is in the neutral position, the engine is controlled so that the engine speed may not become too high even if the accelerator pedal is depressed hard.

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