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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('03-'05) fuel trim drive -24% at idle --- acceleration hesitation/boost
  2. ('14+) Hugh hesitation in accelerating, like I ran out of gas
  3. 135 miles to nearest dealer..warranty 2015
  4. ('14+) Can't decide if I should change my own oil or have dealer do it
  5. ('03-'05) fog dash light not working after xenon istallation
  6. 2003 Subaru Forester, 96,000 mi, leaking head gasket
  7. ('14+) Weird drivers window problem
  8. ('01-'02) Help me find an ac clutch/pulley bearing?
  9. ('14+) 2015 Forrester smells like burner plastic
  10. ('06-'08) High pitched squeak coming from clutch slave cylinder assembly.
  11. ('03-'05) Air Conditioner Help Forester
  12. ('14+) Fumoto Valve and warranty
  13. ('03-'05) Forester $500 Brake Job Help
  14. Warranty Questions...
  15. ('03-'05) High pitch squeal after wheel bearing change
  16. Loud clacking noise when Forester starts up
  17. ('03-'05) P0031 & p0037
  18. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester LL Bean
  19. ('14+) Air Filter Changed - Was Very Dirty
  20. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester ATF Drain or flush?
  21. ('01-'02) Loss of power / bogging with no CEL. HELP!
  22. ('06-'08) A/C leak behind TMIC: Anyone else?
  23. ('09-'13) When engine cold there's lurching and hesitation
  24. ('03-'05) Overheating?
  25. ('03-'05) I need your help once again fella's, timing belt...
  26. (All Years) EJ25.. Timing belt cover not fitting well on bottom side...
  27. ('03-'05) Crankshaft Pulley receding into engine!
  28. ('03-'05) Forester IDLE issue
  29. ('14+) 2014 Forester Proper Oil Level
  30. ('03-'05) Timing belt question
  31. (All Years) Oil filter question
  32. ('06-'08) Creaking in the Rear
  33. All cylinders misfirinh
  34. ('98-'00) Shim table for dohc engine?
  35. ('14+) Advice: dealer left oil cap off, oil on engine
  36. Replace headlight washer nozzle?
  37. ('09-'13) 2010 XT Turbo 2.5
  38. (All Years) PQIA 5W-30 Synthetic Oil Test Results
  39. (All Years) Oil sample Help.
  40. ('03-'05) 2003 XS Needs Second Head Gasket Replacement
  41. Help I'm stuck. DPF and check engine light
  42. ('06-'08) 2008 2.5X NA Valve Cover Gaskets, Spark Plug Tube Seals
  43. ('98-'00) Help! I need some advice... I'm throwing a P0303
  44. ('03-'05) Any foolproof way of reading trans. dip stick?
  45. ('14+) Question about changing oil filter without changing oil
  46. ('03-'05) Engine Carbon Cleaning the Forester
  47. ('03-'05) Hello, New Forester owner, HELP!
  48. ('14+) Severe knock/pinging along with blue smoke....
  49. ('14+) 2015 premium driver side speaker doesn't work
  50. ('98-'00) CEL CODE P0440, evap malfunction.
  51. ('06-'08) How easy/hard to remove radiator fan assembly?
  52. ('03-'05) Life after head gasket repair?
  53. ('98-'00) Forester Timing tensioner, cog broken.
  54. Rpm increase and rough idle in park
  55. ('09-'13) Turbo problem - MY'12 Diesel
  56. ('03-'05) most valuable forester motor swap ?
  57. ('98-'00) Did it correctly, made myself a ton of work??
  58. 2005 Subaru Forester overheating
  59. Not exactly new here, but.........
  60. ('09-'13) cold engine misfires (what to try next?)
  61. ('09-'13) powertrain warranty ended 20 days ago and..
  62. ('03-'05) new/used forester problems
  63. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester misfire cylinder 3&4 at high rpm
  64. 2001 Forester Transmission Problems
  65. The best...?
  66. ('14+) 15XT Hill assist, dynamic control emission control system, engine need to checked?
  67. 2015 Forester Rear Diff oil change
  68. ('14+) Noise At Cold Start When Shifting to Gear
  69. ('14+) Overfill. Fumoto Advantage
  70. ('06-'08) 2006 forester xt 5 speed fuel issue
  71. coolant explosion/leak
  72. ('09-'13) 100k maintenance and good garage in birmingham, al
  73. Location of Power Steering Resevoir 2015 Forester
  74. Warranty Fraud by dealership?
  75. ('09-'13) Best way to disable secondary injection pump??
  76. ('14+) 2015 XT Weird Shuddering, roughness while shifting
  77. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester drive belts replacement DIY CHEAPSKATE METHOD
  78. ('03-'05) Trouble starting.
  79. ('01-'02) A sad sad story...a ruined engine on a beautiful Forester
  80. Newbie with issues
  81. Driver Seat Repair - Warranty covered?
  82. ('01-'02) Intermittently not firing 1 and 3, or 2 and 4.
  83. ('03-'05) Got a head scratcher
  84. Seized Turbo Need advice ASAP
  85. ('06-'08) P0301 after Smog Check
  86. NEED HELP diagnosing a problem
  87. ('06-'08) Need some help with a problem
  88. ('03-'05) Coolant smell but cant find a leak so far
  89. ('14+) '14 vs '15 xt reliabilty/quality issues
  90. ('09-'13) 2013 with 65000 miles.....
  91. ('14+) Problem about lock the door after closed the trunk
  92. ('14+) Poor UK XT OEM battery (55D23L)
  93. ('01-'02) High Pitch Noise from Front Passenger Side Wheel
  94. ('98-'00) Help with my 1998 Forester
  95. ('03-'05) Forester Starts, No Acceleration!
  96. ('03-'05) Unknown loss of power
  97. P2102 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Low) and P0031 (HO2S Heater Control Ci
  98. ('09-'13) Smoke?! Not again!!!!!
  99. 2014 Forester Eyesight Unexpected Braking Issue
  100. Upcoming Road Trip Questions...
  101. ('09-'13) Water Leaking Into Back Of Forester?
  102. ('03-'05) Buying an FXT
  103. ('03-'05) Failed windshield washer check valve
  104. ('09-'13) Anyone ever have to replace crank bolt?
  105. Crossmember/subframe replacement, (among other things), possible for me to do?
  106. burning oil, no blue smoke
  107. 2005 XT - poor mpg, power loss
  108. ('09-'13) Weird noise
  109. ('98-'00) Map Sensor
  110. ('03-'05) Keyless Entry: Flashers not working
  111. ('03-'05) Took Car For Ocean Plunge - Winched Out - Fixed - Drove Off
  112. Forester stuck in park
  113. ('98-'00) 99 Forester no start, limited power and so on...
  114. '98 forester codes
  115. Drivers side window not working 2006 Forester XT
  116. ('09-'13) P0011 code
  117. ('06-'08) After Head Gasket Replacement: No Crank No Start
  118. '07 Forester Battery and brake light on.
  119. ('14+) Instrument Panel Lights
  120. High Idle When Cold
  121. ('14+) ForesterXT Knock, Power Loss
  122. 2002 Forester S makes a "clunking" sound when coasting
  123. (All Years) using 85 r160 clsd in 04 fxt
  124. ('09-'13) P0741 CODE but car works fine PLEASE HELP
  125. My rough idle
  126. Clicking while accelerating
  127. ('98-'00) Oil Cooler o ring and block heater
  128. ('06-'08) Wheel bearing issues - 06 fxt
  129. ('06-'08) Could it be an Oil Pan Gasket
  130. ('98-'00) O2 sensor wires, need help
  131. Passenger side windows fog up
  132. ('09-'13) Low oil & no leaking...
  133. ('14+) Coming up on 21,000 miles
  134. ('03-'05) Replacing idler pulleys after TB done 2 years ago?
  135. ('14+) Seafoam or others...
  136. ('09-'13) Growling vibration decelerating or left-hand turn
  137. ('09-'13) Car quits at idle
  138. ('09-'13) Engine won't start, battery is new
  139. ('03-'05) 04 XT Problem
  140. (All Years) Failed HG again after less than 1000 miles, need advice regarding cause and how to fi
  141. ('98-'00) Pulsing noise from rear passenger side
  142. ('09-'13) Clunking noise on steep downhills
  143. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester Broken AC Idler Pulley Tensioner
  144. Warranty Advice/Thoughts
  145. ('03-'05) High Idle p0420
  146. (All Years) Some Articles I've Written - Ringlands, Shocks, Alignment, etc.
  147. Banjo Bolt Screen Clean or Removal
  148. ('09-'13) HELP--- transmission problems
  149. ('01-'02) Put a fork in her...
  150. Regular Maintenance Schedule (AUS)
  151. Subaru Certified Oil
  152. ('14+) Questions about changing our own oil
  153. ('06-'08) Dealer insists my service interval is 4,000 miles
  154. ('98-'00) Head Gasket - Reputable SoCal Subaru Shop
  155. ('09-'13) Any alternative to 0w20 and oil consumption.
  156. ('03-'05) Stalling problem!
  157. ('09-'13) Bottom End Knocking / Connecting Rod Knock
  158. ('14+) SJ Power Liftgate unable to open with latch outside
  159. ('03-'05) Noise with shifting
  160. ('98-'00) Climate control not blowing hot air properly (S/tb)
  161. ('09-'13) 2010 oil grade
  162. ('98-'00) Chasing a P0443 CEL
  163. ('03-'05) swapping instrument panel on 03 forester
  164. ('01-'02) Can factory head gaskets and water pump last 150k+?
  165. Has anyone not replaced head gaskets? Feedback from two different shops
  166. ('14+) 2015 Keyless entry program
  167. ('14+) 2.5i Remote STOPS working after hatch is OPENED/CLOSED!
  168. ('06-'08) Timing belt without water pump replacement
  169. ('09-'13) Dipstick Dilemma
  170. ('09-'13) Rislone oil treatment
  171. ('09-'13) Synthetic Oil
  172. ('06-'08) O2 sensor replacement
  173. ('14+) First oil change soon, oil from bottles or bulk ?
  174. ('03-'05) 04xt 5mt How do I check if my throttle position sensor is bad
  175. ('14+) Hitch installation question
  176. ('98-'00) Leak Identification [help needed]!!
  177. ('06-'08) Passenger side floor heat
  178. ('03-'05) Crank, no start: have fuel, have spark, no codes
  179. *** 2014 Forester too Peppy... Looking to make it less peppy
  180. ('14+) Who else in missing their radiator gaskets?
  181. 06 low idle rpm
  182. ('14+) Out of Gas with 2-3 bars and 60 miles showing
  183. ('03-'05) Uh-oh, blown turbo :(
  184. ('14+) Keyless lock/unlock issues
  185. ('03-'05) Forester XT compression loss problems
  186. ('09-'13) Odd electrical problem (A/C)
  187. ('09-'13) Camshaft Position Sensor?
  188. ('98-'00) Hesitation When Warm, and Other Little Things
  189. Fast-paced clicking from dash in cold weather
  190. ('03-'05) Coolant change question
  191. Heavily knocking sound engine in idle
  192. 2010 XT Limited Turo - Error Codes P0011 & P0021 - Where is the oil screen?
  193. ('14+) forester rear window
  194. ('98-'00) Bad Misfire 2000 forester L
  195. ('03-'05) '04 - Something's Fishy with Exhaust AND Seller
  196. ('03-'05) Drive Belt Replacement Troubles
  197. ('14+) Two dealers said I could void my warranty if I change my own oil
  198. ('09-'13) Two of four cylinders misfiring, air filter damaged from dealer. Help? :(
  199. ('09-'13) tyre pressure
  200. ('01-'02) What is it?
  201. ('06-'08) Where would oil go?
  202. ('06-'08) Harmonic Balancer/Crank Pulley Slight wobble
  203. disgusted on day two
  204. Newbie with noisy running gear question.
  205. ('06-'08) Cost to replace valve cover gasket, spark plugs and wires?
  206. ('03-'05) Help purchased yesterday and broken down in co
  207. ('06-'08) My First Major Subie Issue; leaking oil
  208. ('03-'05) Fan noise?
  209. ('03-'05) Losing coolant...
  210. (All Years) Jack recommendations?
  211. ('01-'02) Water Pump Gasket Leak?
  212. ('98-'00) Po122
  213. ('14+) Did I get conned by the dealer?
  214. ('06-'08) Valve Cover Gasket Leaking
  215. ('09-'13) Correct Fluids
  216. ('03-'05) Another Coolant Smell/Loss Issue '04 XT 5M
  217. ('09-'13) Subaru overfilled my oil, should I worry ?
  218. ('14+) Windows retaining water
  219. ('09-'13) Negative fuel trims
  220. ('09-'13) One last chance for Subaru, PZEV
  221. Terrible mileage
  222. ('01-'02) outback llbean sick
  223. ('03-'05) Strange engine sound
  224. ('14+) Issue with Warranty and Alignment
  225. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester - knocking noise when accelerating?
  226. ('09-'13) 30 seconds of flashing check engine light - now completely dead.
  227. ('14+) 14 XT - "Keyless Access with Push-Button Start System needs to be Checked"
  228. ('14+) Bluetooth & Radio not working after battery jumpstart
  229. (All Years) why doesnt Subaru want you to add more gas after the nozzle kicks off
  230. (All Years) Cerma Ceramic Oil Additive - Can This Possibly Be For Real??
  231. ('09-'13) 2013 Forester Weird Noise!
  232. ('03-'05) Intermittent Engine Meltdown...
  233. ('09-'13) Fuel gauge won't read full - calibrate or replace?
  234. ('03-'05) High RPM shift problem
  235. (All Years) How Do You Remove The Ambient Air Sensor?
  236. ('14+) 2014 Forester Security Indicator Light
  237. ('09-'13) Parking lights
  238. ('03-'05) sensor replacement
  239. ('03-'05) 04 Forester fires but won't start
  240. ('01-'02) replacing rear bearing and...
  241. ('14+) 2014 forester cabin noise
  242. Boston Area, Help Diagnosing?
  243. ('01-'02) Passenger window will only go down - nothing wrong with motor!
  244. Low rpm during idle
  245. ('98-'00) Headgasket time!
  246. ('06-'08) AC Compressor Noise when engaged (video) - Is my compressor going out?
  247. Help me speak Subaru
  248. ('03-'05) 03 forester Speedo, Tach, and odometer not working but gas and coolant temp are
  249. ('98-'00) back windows keep iocing over
  250. ('03-'05) Help-Should I make repairs?