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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('03-'05) Humming noise. Can anyone help pinpoint it?
  2. ('03-'05) New 04' FXT Owner - Timing Belt?
  3. ('01-'02) Car starts then stalls
  4. I just picked up my new XT, one minor problem.
  5. Stumble at Cruising Speed
  6. ('98-'00) Coolant Leak Please Help!
  7. ('06-'08) Black intake housing.
  8. ('98-'00) Coolent Leak from rad cap
  9. 2010 Forester hit 100,000
  10. 2005 Forester engine refurb?
  11. ('06-'08) XT Auto feels listless
  12. help please 08 FXT Sprorts a/t
  13. ('09-'13) Forester Engine Power
  14. ('14+) Setting clock
  15. ('09-'13) Cruise Control Problem/Warning lights
  16. ('14+) Removal of plastic cover under engine.
  17. new 2015 forester starting problem
  18. (All Years) Threadlocker on timing belt tensioner bolt
  19. ('14+) Check Engine, Incline Start Assist, X Mode, & Cruise Control lights?
  20. 2014 Forester coolant levels
  21. 2015 Forester CVT hesitation-lurching
  22. ('06-'08) Common sense/ recommended engine overhaul
  23. ('09-'13) Odd Engine Speed Vibration
  24. Inherited vehicle with a lot of issues...are they worth fixing? Need advice.
  25. ('06-'08) Coolant leak, can I just tighten this?
  26. Where is blower relay 2003 Forester XS
  27. Extended Warranty Question
  28. ('14+) Annoying Wiper Issue
  29. ('14+) Bad VDC module - Flashing Check Engine Lights
  30. ('98-'00) horn/airbag
  31. Returning a used car....anyone have advice??
  32. ('14+) 2015 Car Tool Kit. What tools needed to take apart car?
  33. (All Years) How often do you change your oil? Tire rotation?
  34. 1998 ECU help, please?
  35. ('06-'08) Power Steering Mystery
  36. ('06-'08) Suggestions bout 120k miles maintenance
  37. ('14+) floor jacking points for Forester
  38. ('03-'05) XT Phantom Limp mode.
  39. ('03-'05) '05 FXT Rear Wheel Stud Replacement.
  40. ('98-'00) Subaru Owner Needs Help w/ Engine Work
  41. ('98-'00) rough idle, loss of power
  42. Subaru Starting issues in Winter ( -30 Deg or below)
  43. New Forester oil level high
  44. ('09-'13) AC failing, still OK to run Defrost?
  45. Getting the 02 ready for winter...thoughts?
  46. Laundry List of Codes
  47. ('06-'08) Oil Leakage?
  48. ('14+) Electronic trunk (boot) door
  49. ('98-'00) terrible idle no power when Motor is Cold
  50. ('03-'05) Missing Grommet
  51. ('03-'05) Temp Control Cable--Manual Heat-A/C
  52. ('06-'08) New Subaru owner --- first oil change
  53. ('06-'08) 2006 2.5 xt hiccups at idle
  54. ('14+) 2015 forester 2.5i touring
  55. 05 Forester about to hit 100k... Maintenance items?
  56. ('03-'05) Blinking cel, p0304.
  57. ('03-'05) Coolant Loss?
  58. ('98-'00) hazards flashing- tried reset button but....
  59. ('01-'02) Resurrecting a Failed Headgasket Motor?
  60. ('09-'13) Timing belt change
  61. ('09-'13) FXT Turbo/AVCS/Banjo Bolt issue and question
  62. ('14+) 2015 Forester, excessive oil loss?
  63. ('03-'05) Dead forester ('05)
  64. ('03-'05) Brake pedal doesn't return all the way
  65. 2010 Subaru Forester Flasher/Turn Signal Stuck On
  66. ('09-'13) Does that look right to you?
  67. ('98-'00) leaking oil from pcv??
  68. ('09-'13) Fuel smell, visible small leak at rear, poor mileage
  69. Temperature rising on Idle, falling immediately after turning off and restarting
  70. ('98-'00) Update to previous problem but have idle and evap issues
  71. ('14+) Forester Rear Hatch Wont Open
  72. Forester filled with water
  73. ('01-'02) Forester Instrument Panel Problem
  74. ('09-'13) Cost of brake service
  75. ('06-'08) AC belt is too big
  76. ('01-'02) Coolant leaking from block... head gasket? :(
  77. ('03-'05) Second Forester with head gasket gone!
  78. Whirring sound from rear end
  79. ('09-'13) Need some tips for changing antifreeze
  80. ('09-'13) Overheating CD Player
  81. ('03-'05) So I drove down a cobblestone road
  82. ('98-'00) Rough idle after startup ... then it's fine?
  83. ('14+) Engine ping
  84. 02 forester driveability issue
  85. Need advice
  86. ('03-'05) 04 FXT rear whining issue
  87. ('09-'13) Breaker Bar on PCV?
  88. ('98-'00) Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Squeal
  89. ('09-'13) Dash Panel rattle - Quick Fix
  90. ('01-'02) Sealant for spark tube gaskets?
  91. ('09-'13) Does the '15 2.5 have the same timing chain issue?
  92. (All Years) Replacing knock sensor, OEM or aftermarket?
  93. Sunroof Issues?
  94. ('06-'08) Cylinder 2 problems
  95. ('09-'13) Rattle Repair = $900?! Advice Requested
  96. ('98-'00) oil in sparkplug wells
  97. ('09-'13) OLD CAR w. no mileage question
  98. ('14+) 2015 front windshield trim
  99. ('98-'00) thermostat 1, spark plugs 0
  100. ('98-'00) radiator failure
  101. ('03-'05) Need to borrow driver side cams position holder tool for timingbelt job
  102. ('09-'13) Poor Idle-getting worse
  103. ('98-'00) Grinding noise when in gear, vibration
  104. ('14+) Keyless ignition won't start, electrical issues, no brake lights, etc.
  105. ('98-'00) Convince me to keep or get rid of forester
  106. ('03-'05) $3200 for Head Gaskets.... Should I just trade it?
  107. ('03-'05) Forester XT issues today - Check Engine and Cruise lights
  108. ('09-'13) POLL: Coolant conditioner or not?
  109. ('01-'02) AC problems - 2001 Forester
  110. ('03-'05) No Electrical power at all - Battery is good
  111. ('14+) Where's the crush washer?
  112. ('98-'00) 99 Forester P0303 misfire help
  113. What purpose is Diagnostic Mode?
  114. ('09-'13) po442 Code---poor idle speed
  115. ('06-'08) Misfire Detected cylinders 3 and 4 on recently rebuilt motor
  116. ('01-'02) 2002 legacy won't run when warm
  117. ('98-'00) Hard fuel lines
  118. ('06-'08) Slight creaking from front driverside (steering rack bushes?)
  119. ('03-'05) How to block off waterpump outlet?
  120. 2002 FS code P0420 Need Advice
  121. ('14+) Sunroof left open during rain storm
  122. ('03-'05) valve cover gasket leak questions
  123. ('14+) 2015 XT Premium CVT squeak when slowing down
  124. ('03-'05) Cat cover rattling?
  125. ('14+) 2015 Forester Eyesight Sunlight Washout
  126. ('09-'13) Repair or Trade This Oil Burner?
  127. (All Years) Radiator Leak -When Did Yours Blow?
  128. ('03-'05) Fault codes P1496 and P1492 EGR issues
  129. ('98-'00) Help~ Overheating immediately after HG job
  130. ('01-'02) Stuttering while turning?
  131. ('14+) Pleather trouble in the 2014 XT!
  132. First Oil Change?
  133. ('01-'02) Gears won't change please help
  134. ('14+) 2015 XTP, 3rd CEL @ 2433 mi
  135. "Time for checkup" message
  136. ('14+) Forester Oil Change Interval
  137. ('14+) Foot setting for HVAC doesn't just target foot ?!
  138. ('09-'13) AC fan not coming on with comp??
  139. ('98-'00) Sf5 forester GT, flat spot, fuel cut
  140. ('09-'13) map Sensor
  141. ('01-'02) Could a Head Gasket start leaking again after 30K miles...really?
  142. ('03-'05) drive train leak somewhere pictures included
  143. ('98-'00) Forester rear sound?
  144. ('14+) Hatch not opening with button (was:forester)
  145. ('01-'02) dies on initial cold start
  146. ('14+) Squeaking Rear End
  147. 04 FXT CEL Bulb
  148. ('03-'05) P0011 and P0021 even after oil change and replacing turbo
  149. Photo Request: Drain locations for oil, diffs, transmission.
  150. ('98-'00) Front End Shimmy
  151. ('09-'13) 2013 Forester Problem after Oil change
  152. ('09-'13) Fluid changes, whoo!
  153. ('01-'02) 2001 Timing belt replacement
  154. ('09-'13) Correct Spark for 09 forester 2.0 n/a DOHC
  155. ('03-'05) high-pitched squeak on startup
  156. ('01-'02) Power steering leaking, squealing and clicking. At Wit's end!
  157. ('14+) Subaru Forester 2014 - What is green fluid?
  158. Need help please - electrical
  159. ('14+) ****HELP**** Accidentally Drained Transmission (CVT Fluid) From My 2014 Forester
  160. ('03-'05) Forester XT producing a whining noise whilst being driven.
  161. ('98-'00) 98 Forester Stalling and Dying No Power
  162. ('14+) Display Issues
  163. ('03-'05) '04 Forester Timing Belt Broke - Future:?
  164. ('03-'05) Head Gasket? Bubbles in tank, but no leaks external, maybe (hope) bad radiator cap?
  165. ('06-'08) Speedomeeter/Tachometer stopped working momentarily
  166. Rear hatch closer doesn't work?
  167. ('14+) 2015 forester premium back camera alert beeps?
  168. ('01-'02) diagnosis?
  169. ('14+) Need Help: Rough Idle, Many Failed OBDII Test Readings
  170. ('06-'08) Power steering problems
  171. ('03-'05) 2004 FXT P0457 code after searching for slow fueling problem source
  172. Forester with 247,000.mi, same timing belt.
  173. ('14+) 14 forester has metal sounding rattle dash/engine
  174. ('03-'05) Dirty cam sensor line???
  175. ('14+) Steering wheel peeling
  176. ('09-'13) How to find online part: tensioner pulley for PK belt
  177. ('03-'05) Bad Vibrations When reaching Highway Speeds
  178. ('14+) 2015 XTP, 2nd CEL @ 2316mi
  179. ('03-'05) The solenoid with no name (04' Forester)
  180. Loud knocking on full lock 2010 Forester Turbo Diesel
  181. ('01-'02) Brakes go to the floor...again!
  182. ('03-'05) A/C Issues!
  183. ('09-'13) My homemade jack stand pads
  184. ('09-'13) OBD2 Port Not working
  185. what to do with my 2004...
  186. ('03-'05) 04 FXT cranks but will not start (HELP NEEDED)
  187. ('06-'08) Radiator installation issues
  188. ('14+) Help Identify New '14 Noise - "Distant Jackhammer"
  189. ('06-'08) HELP belts shouldn't be this difficult
  190. ('98-'00) Loose valve stem?
  191. ('98-'00) Someone please help translate my live data feed!
  192. ('06-'08) Check Engine on with flashing Cruise
  193. ('98-'00) Grinding/sqealing noise, with belts off
  194. ('06-'08) Help? Roof Rack Bolt Stripped!
  195. ('09-'13) Drivetrain warranty - replaced short block
  196. ('09-'13) before I drive my forester2011 for a 2,000 mile trip, what should I do for my car?
  197. ('14+) Two windshields in four months...
  198. ('03-'05) newb question??
  199. ('98-'00) Front sway bar endlink bolts coming loose
  200. ('14+) Anyone w 2.5i model NOT experiencing bucking at mid to light acceleration?
  201. ('09-'13) Remote Starter: works intermittently
  202. ('98-'00) Gas smell, dripping down tank from above
  203. ('03-'05) Subaru Forester 2005 2.0x won't start
  204. 2009 DRL sometimes stay on
  205. ('09-'13) High fuel Consumption, no Check engine light
  206. ('09-'13) Security light blinking
  207. ('01-'02) Subaru Forester Fuel Pump Relay
  208. ('03-'05) AC/ Belt jumping issue PLEASE HELP!!
  209. ('01-'02) A/C disconnect on acceleration
  210. ('03-'05) Vibration at high RPM - reduced but still there???
  211. bad turbo gasket?
  212. HELP - CEL, Flashing Cruise, Traction Control light flashing on 2012
  213. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester with 170k miles maintenance
  214. ('14+) '15 Forester XT rough idle
  215. ('06-'08) fuel pump relay
  216. ('03-'05) Misfire Problems
  217. ('06-'08) Another a/c compressor thread! (But different)
  218. ('06-'08) car has a problem starting
  219. ('01-'02) Lower MPG, higher oil consumption
  220. ('03-'05) Took the plunge and decided to do my timing belt. Need some advice....
  221. ('06-'08) Low on coolant after close to 2500 miles
  222. need ID help
  223. ('98-'00) quick fwd question
  224. ('03-'05) intermittent Climate Control issue
  225. ('98-'00) Help with EGR system part number
  226. ('06-'08) Car shakes when releasing clutch in 1st
  227. (All Years) Forester 2005 Engine Vibration 5th gear
  228. ('01-'02) 2002 Subaru Forester L- 5spd
  229. 2002 forester bucking, lurching
  230. ('14+) MySubaru service codes?
  231. ('09-'13) cannot speed up above 60mile/h, why?
  232. Power loss uphill, kickdown playing up too
  233. ('09-'13) another throttle body cleaning and seafoam question
  234. 2015 Forester Owner needs advice
  235. ('14+) Ambient temperature sensor slow to "warm up"
  236. ('14+) New Forester XT - grille fading after a day with the dealer?
  237. ('06-'08) P2443 Secondary air injection System switching valve Stuck Closed
  238. ('14+) Door rattle '14' Forester
  239. ('14+) Not using vehicle for extended time / Disconnecting battery
  240. ('06-'08) 06 fxt weird noises out of nowhere today (video linked)
  241. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester L power and electrical issues and resolution
  242. ('09-'13) oil leak stopped with fuel upgrade?
  243. ('01-'02) How do I Inspect Head Gaskets for Leaks?
  244. ('98-'00) Clutch pedal fade and creaking when hot
  245. ('14+) 2015 FXT P000A Code - Camshaft Position
  246. 2003 Forester - struggle crank over
  247. BOOM -- white smoke pouring out from under the hood
  248. ('98-'00) Idle stuck at 1300-1500 high idle code and knock sensor code
  249. ('14+) Idid my first oil change today on my Forester
  250. New member w/ white forester and questions