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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('01-'02) Bad wheel bearing
  2. ('03-'05) High pitched whine when clutch pedal not depressed - X MY 04
  3. ('01-'02) Squeaking While Coasting in Gear
  4. ('01-'02) Are stock spark plugs Iridium?
  5. ('09-'13) Stuck Oil Drain Plug
  6. Oil drain location
  7. ('03-'05) Smells like boiling coolant!
  8. ('14+) Is going to the dealer for the 30k mile service worth the cost?
  9. ('98-'00) New or rebuilt?
  10. ('03-'05) Bad valve gasket? plug gasket?
  11. ('14+) Wheel Spacers
  12. ('03-'05) Oil Change
  13. ('98-'00) forester loss of power/hesitation
  14. ('14+) Loose gas cap
  15. ('09-'13) EJ25 head gasket failure inevitable?
  16. ('14+) 2015 Forester XT problems
  17. ('03-'05) Coolant problems
  18. ('98-'00) 98 legacy L wagon wont start
  19. ('14+) Whine on 2015 Forester 2.0XT Premium
  20. 2004 Forester Radio and Wipers Don't Work on Startup
  21. ('01-'02) 2002 Forester Hesitation and Backfire Through Intake Under Load
  22. ('03-'05) 04 XT Top of radiator some kind of plug leaking
  23. ('03-'05) Wheel Binding
  24. ('03-'05) P0031 Code Solved by O2 Sensor Purchase!
  25. Window Noise and Gussets
  26. Wheel Bearing Trouble
  27. ('06-'08) Using coolant
  28. ('01-'02) Oil Leak
  29. ('01-'02) Fuel Filler Door Spring
  30. ('14+) Forester Back seat cover peeling off?
  31. (All Years) How to move subframe for lockout bolt installation
  32. ('14+) 2014 Cold CVT Drain and Refill Amount
  33. Problem starting
  34. ('03-'05) New to the Forums! Just picked up a FOZZY! NEED some help.
  35. ('14+) What do you think?
  36. ('03-'05) 2005 half clutch
  37. ('14+) Bluetooth issues...
  38. ('06-'08) How to diagnose a bad head gasket
  39. ('09-'13) Airbag light on after pulling driver seat
  40. ('01-'02) Spare Fuel Filter been sitting in my trunk
  41. My Forester is farting?
  42. (All Years) Oil Specification - because I'm thinking too much
  43. ('03-'05) Key fob and manual gear shift problems
  44. 2004 Forester issues - key fob, manual gearbox
  45. ('09-'13) No heat after evaporator core replaced
  46. ('14+) Intermittent Rough Idle on brand new '15 Forester XT
  47. ('03-'05) Possible oil issue?
  48. ('14+) Oil Filter Wrench suggestion ?
  49. ('06-'08) Check Engine Light Blinking After Head Gasket Replacement
  50. ('06-'08) Electric folding wing mirror with a mind of its own
  51. ('09-'13) 2011 rear hatch door not opening
  52. "Time to change engine oil" messages
  53. ('14+) Eyesight disabled problem
  54. ('03-'05) 2003 Steam from Hood
  55. ('01-'02) Help! Check Engine Light with Four Codes
  56. ('01-'02) Ej25 just clicks not start
  57. ('09-'13) Single Bearing Idler Pulley
  58. ('06-'08) Forester blowing cold air on hot, water sound from dash
  59. ('03-'05) Is it Blown Turbo?
  60. (All Years) Need some advice on extended warranty
  61. Heat Shield?
  62. ('03-'05) 03 Transmission issue
  63. ('09-'13) Ball joint?
  64. ('03-'05) Bad Previous Owner, Busy Current Owner...Quick Help?
  65. Annoying rattle
  66. ('06-'08) Bad Inner Tie Rod or ???
  67. Evap (small) code
  68. oil consumption / accurate dipstick reading
  69. Customer service complaint hierarchy
  70. 2001 Forester- question-
  71. ('06-'08) change spark plugs
  72. low brake peddle
  73. Squeeky (rear) chair back catch/loop
  74. ('09-'13) Throttle Body Cleaning
  75. ('09-'13) Near end of extended warranty - having issues finding a dealership willing check
  76. ('98-'00) Engine shudders when a/c is on, a/c then gets colder.
  77. ('03-'05) How "tense" should the upper rad hose be when engine is fully hot? Tank w/bubbles
  78. Help -- dealer can't fix our Forester --115000 miles
  79. ('03-'05) 04 XT - AC clutch engaged event with AC switch off
  80. ('03-'05) Cruise Control Problem
  81. ('98-'00) Stalls When Driving Loss Of Power
  82. Fuel System Question
  83. Condensation
  84. Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
  85. ('03-'05) Misfire after HG job
  86. ('03-'05) Humming noise. Can anyone help pinpoint it?
  87. ('03-'05) New 04' FXT Owner - Timing Belt?
  88. ('01-'02) Car starts then stalls
  89. I just picked up my new XT, one minor problem.
  90. Stumble at Cruising Speed
  91. ('98-'00) Coolant Leak Please Help!
  92. ('06-'08) Black intake housing.
  93. ('98-'00) Coolent Leak from rad cap
  94. 2010 Forester hit 100,000
  95. 2005 Forester engine refurb?
  96. ('06-'08) XT Auto feels listless
  97. help please 08 FXT Sprorts a/t
  98. ('09-'13) Forester Engine Power
  99. ('14+) Setting clock
  100. ('09-'13) Cruise Control Problem/Warning lights
  101. ('14+) Removal of plastic cover under engine.
  102. new 2015 forester starting problem
  103. (All Years) Threadlocker on timing belt tensioner bolt
  104. ('14+) Check Engine, Incline Start Assist, X Mode, & Cruise Control lights?
  105. 2014 Forester coolant levels
  106. 2015 Forester CVT hesitation-lurching
  107. ('06-'08) Common sense/ recommended engine overhaul
  108. ('09-'13) Odd Engine Speed Vibration
  109. Inherited vehicle with a lot of issues...are they worth fixing? Need advice.
  110. Intermittent Hard Start
  111. ('06-'08) Coolant leak, can I just tighten this?
  112. Where is blower relay 2003 Forester XS
  113. Extended Warranty Question
  114. ('14+) Annoying Wiper Issue
  115. ('14+) Bad VDC module - Flashing Check Engine Lights
  116. ('98-'00) horn/airbag
  117. Returning a used car....anyone have advice??
  118. ('14+) 2015 Car Tool Kit. What tools needed to take apart car?
  119. (All Years) How often do you change your oil? Tire rotation?
  120. 1998 ECU help, please?
  121. ('06-'08) Power Steering Mystery
  122. ('06-'08) Suggestions bout 120k miles maintenance
  123. ('14+) floor jacking points for Forester
  124. ('03-'05) XT Phantom Limp mode.
  125. ('03-'05) '05 FXT Rear Wheel Stud Replacement.
  126. ('98-'00) Subaru Owner Needs Help w/ Engine Work
  127. ('98-'00) rough idle, loss of power
  128. Subaru Starting issues in Winter ( -30 Deg or below)
  129. New Forester oil level high
  130. ('09-'13) AC failing, still OK to run Defrost?
  131. Getting the 02 ready for winter...thoughts?
  132. Laundry List of Codes
  133. ('06-'08) Oil Leakage?
  134. ('14+) Electronic trunk (boot) door
  135. ('98-'00) terrible idle no power when Motor is Cold
  136. ('03-'05) Missing Grommet
  137. ('03-'05) Temp Control Cable--Manual Heat-A/C
  138. ('06-'08) New Subaru owner --- first oil change
  139. ('06-'08) 2006 2.5 xt hiccups at idle
  140. ('14+) 2015 forester 2.5i touring
  141. 05 Forester about to hit 100k... Maintenance items?
  142. ('03-'05) Blinking cel, p0304.
  143. ('03-'05) Coolant Loss?
  144. ('98-'00) hazards flashing- tried reset button but....
  145. ('01-'02) Resurrecting a Failed Headgasket Motor?
  146. ('09-'13) Timing belt change
  147. ('09-'13) FXT Turbo/AVCS/Banjo Bolt issue and question
  148. ('14+) 2015 Forester, excessive oil loss?
  149. ('03-'05) Dead forester ('05)
  150. ('03-'05) Brake pedal doesn't return all the way
  151. 2010 Subaru Forester Flasher/Turn Signal Stuck On
  152. ('09-'13) Does that look right to you?
  153. ('98-'00) leaking oil from pcv??
  154. ('09-'13) Fuel smell, visible small leak at rear, poor mileage
  155. Temperature rising on Idle, falling immediately after turning off and restarting
  156. ('98-'00) Update to previous problem but have idle and evap issues
  157. ('14+) Forester Rear Hatch Wont Open
  158. brake and battery indicator lights on and no power steering
  159. Forester filled with water
  160. ('01-'02) Forester Instrument Panel Problem
  161. ('09-'13) Cost of brake service
  162. ('06-'08) AC belt is too big
  163. ('01-'02) Coolant leaking from block... head gasket? :(
  164. ('03-'05) Second Forester with head gasket gone!
  165. Whirring sound from rear end
  166. ('09-'13) Need some tips for changing antifreeze
  167. ('09-'13) Overheating CD Player
  168. ('03-'05) So I drove down a cobblestone road
  169. ('98-'00) Rough idle after startup ... then it's fine?
  170. ('14+) Engine ping
  171. 02 forester driveability issue
  172. Need advice
  173. ('03-'05) 04 FXT rear whining issue
  174. ('09-'13) Breaker Bar on PCV?
  175. ('98-'00) Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Squeal
  176. ('09-'13) Dash Panel rattle - Quick Fix
  177. ('01-'02) Sealant for spark tube gaskets?
  178. ('09-'13) Does the '15 2.5 have the same timing chain issue?
  179. (All Years) Replacing knock sensor, OEM or aftermarket?
  180. Sunroof Issues?
  181. ('06-'08) Cylinder 2 problems
  182. ('09-'13) Rattle Repair = $900?! Advice Requested
  183. ('98-'00) oil in sparkplug wells
  184. ('09-'13) OLD CAR w. no mileage question
  185. ('14+) 2015 front windshield trim
  186. ('98-'00) thermostat 1, spark plugs 0
  187. ('98-'00) radiator failure
  188. ('03-'05) Need to borrow driver side cams position holder tool for timingbelt job
  189. ('09-'13) Poor Idle-getting worse
  190. ('98-'00) Grinding noise when in gear, vibration
  191. ('14+) Keyless ignition won't start, electrical issues, no brake lights, etc.
  192. ('98-'00) Convince me to keep or get rid of forester
  193. ('03-'05) $3200 for Head Gaskets.... Should I just trade it?
  194. ('03-'05) Forester XT issues today - Check Engine and Cruise lights
  195. ('09-'13) POLL: Coolant conditioner or not?
  196. ('01-'02) AC problems - 2001 Forester
  197. ('03-'05) No Electrical power at all - Battery is good
  198. ('14+) Where's the crush washer?
  199. ('98-'00) 99 Forester P0303 misfire help
  200. What purpose is Diagnostic Mode?
  201. ('09-'13) po442 Code---poor idle speed
  202. ('06-'08) Misfire Detected cylinders 3 and 4 on recently rebuilt motor
  203. ('01-'02) 2002 legacy won't run when warm
  204. ('98-'00) Hard fuel lines
  205. ('06-'08) Slight creaking from front driverside (steering rack bushes?)
  206. ('03-'05) How to block off waterpump outlet?
  207. 2002 FS code P0420 Need Advice
  208. ('14+) Sunroof left open during rain storm
  209. ('03-'05) valve cover gasket leak questions
  210. ('14+) 2015 XT Premium CVT squeak when slowing down
  211. ('03-'05) Cat cover rattling?
  212. ('14+) 2015 Forester Eyesight Sunlight Washout
  213. ('09-'13) Repair or Trade This Oil Burner?
  214. (All Years) Radiator Leak -When Did Yours Blow?
  215. ('03-'05) Fault codes P1496 and P1492 EGR issues
  216. ('98-'00) Help~ Overheating immediately after HG job
  217. ('01-'02) Stuttering while turning?
  218. ('14+) Pleather trouble in the 2014 XT!
  219. First Oil Change?
  220. ('01-'02) Gears won't change please help
  221. ('14+) 2015 XTP, 3rd CEL @ 2433 mi
  222. "Time for checkup" message
  223. ('14+) Forester Oil Change Interval
  224. ('14+) Foot setting for HVAC doesn't just target foot ?!
  225. ('09-'13) AC fan not coming on with comp??
  226. ('98-'00) Sf5 forester GT, flat spot, fuel cut
  227. ('09-'13) map Sensor
  228. ('01-'02) Could a Head Gasket start leaking again after 30K miles...really?
  229. ('03-'05) drive train leak somewhere pictures included
  230. ('98-'00) Forester rear sound?
  231. ('14+) Hatch not opening with button (was:forester)
  232. ('01-'02) dies on initial cold start
  233. ('14+) Squeaking Rear End
  234. 04 FXT CEL Bulb
  235. ('03-'05) P0011 and P0021 even after oil change and replacing turbo
  236. Photo Request: Drain locations for oil, diffs, transmission.
  237. ('98-'00) Front End Shimmy
  238. ('09-'13) 2013 Forester Problem after Oil change
  239. ('09-'13) Fluid changes, whoo!
  240. ('01-'02) 2001 Timing belt replacement
  241. ('09-'13) Correct Spark for 09 forester 2.0 n/a DOHC
  242. ('03-'05) high-pitched squeak on startup
  243. ('01-'02) Power steering leaking, squealing and clicking. At Wit's end!
  244. ('14+) Subaru Forester 2014 - What is green fluid?
  245. Need help please - electrical
  246. ('14+) ****HELP**** Accidentally Drained Transmission (CVT Fluid) From My 2014 Forester
  247. ('03-'05) Forester XT producing a whining noise whilst being driven.
  248. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Stalling and Dying No Power
  249. ('14+) Display Issues
  250. ('03-'05) '04 Forester Timing Belt Broke - Future:?