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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('06-'08) AC Compressor Noise when engaged (video) - Is my compressor going out?
  2. Help me speak Subaru
  3. ('03-'05) 03 forester Speedo, Tach, and odometer not working but gas and coolant temp are
  4. ('98-'00) back windows keep iocing over
  5. ('03-'05) Help-Should I make repairs?
  6. ('06-'08) Head Gasket/Overhaul wrap up..What have I forgotten?
  7. Oil change and diff fluid change
  8. ('03-'05) P1443 (Puzzled)
  9. ('98-'00) Need to solve idling issues already
  10. Power Rear Gate Frozen (2015)
  11. 14+ squeaky heater
  12. ('09-'13) dashboard lights error
  13. ('14+) Warranty enhancement? Toyota did it.....
  14. Burnt oil smell in engine bay- help
  15. Do I HAVE to remove the battery? (headlight bulb)
  16. ('03-'05) Weird problem starting the car in cold
  17. Emmission Control Issue
  18. ('06-'08) TB Marks all lined up/should valves be open
  19. ('06-'08) Flat spot at 2000-3000 rpm
  20. ('98-'00) 09 squeaking brakes
  21. ('03-'05) Losing Gas Mileage and rough idle
  22. ('14+) 15 Forester Completely dead- thoughts?
  23. ('09-'13) Feels like my power steering doesnt work in the cold ?
  24. ('14+) 2015 2.5i power steering
  25. ('06-'08) Whining Turbo - 2.5 XT
  26. ('06-'08) Whiney Turbo 2.5 XT
  27. ('09-'13) oil filter
  28. ('14+) Lane Departure Volume issue 2015 Forester
  29. (All Years) Mad Amounts of Sludge
  30. ('09-'13) Oil Level on Dipstick?
  31. ('09-'13) Running poorly and error codes C0042 C0057 C0071 stored
  32. ('09-'13) Does AC compressor stay off on Defrost in extra cold temps?
  33. ('09-'13) 2010 NA Manual Transmission slips out of 5th gear
  34. ('03-'05) Good price for timing belt replacement?
  35. ('01-'02) The last CEL on my new car... P1400
  36. ('03-'05) Replace flywheel same time as clutch? Any other routine tasks while it's apart?
  37. ('09-'13) Accidentally disabled car locks on 2010 Forester, now what?
  38. ('09-'13) Clutch troubles
  39. ('14+) Help please! Blower and rear defroster stopped working - then started working again
  40. ('03-'05) Burning rubber smell
  41. ('01-'02) Recent starting issues (battery drain?)
  42. ('06-'08) Leaking Antifreeze After Service
  43. Low Range dash light not coming on.
  44. ('14+) 2015 Forester noise
  45. (All Years) Three week misfire troubleshoot
  46. ('09-'13) Passenger vent only blow cold air
  47. ('03-'05) 04 XT Mystery Ground Wire
  48. ('09-'13) low pressure sensors and frozen wipers
  49. ('14+) Rear Wiper Getting Gummed Up With Snow.
  50. ('03-'05) heater burned out
  51. ('98-'00) Left wheel woble or vibration
  52. ('03-'05) Subaru Forester 2003 / Wind noise
  53. ('09-'13) Temp dependent auto transmission whine
  54. ('03-'05) raw gas smell
  55. 2015 XT Got Very Hot Driving in Snow
  56. No fuel filter
  57. ('98-'00) P0301 (Cylinder #1 Misfire) 98 Forester DOHC
  58. ('09-'13) Uh oh...transmission oil leaking...
  59. ('01-'02) Reset ECM after O2 sensor replacement?
  60. Navigation destination blocked
  61. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester XT Spark Plug change interval?
  62. Any age-related maintenance/safety concerns for SF?
  63. ('14+) Maintenance Inspections
  64. ('09-'13) Heated Seat Malfunction..
  65. ('03-'05) Trying to find engine leak by oil filter, pics inside
  66. ('09-'13) 2012 require timing belt replacement ?
  67. ('14+) Forester 2.5i with EyeSight (Australian!)
  68. ('09-'13) Anyone successfully used NGK FX101 spark plug wires on 2009+ model yr EJ253?
  69. ('09-'13) Reverse lights not working, hill holder light illuminates
  70. ('98-'00) Worth a fix or not?
  71. question about power delivery
  72. ('09-'13) EJ253 engine's ignition layout same for model yr 2008 vs 2009?
  73. ('09-'13) Front and Rear Differential Fluid
  74. ('98-'00) Hard clunk on snow from rear end.
  75. ('09-'13) I think I just became a victim of the stop sale...
  76. ('03-'05) Radio and HVAC controls intermittently turning off
  77. ('06-'08) my foz dies
  78. ('98-'00) Head Bolt Horro
  79. trouble starting
  80. ('14+) Tat-tat-tat-tat sound coming from engine while accelerating
  81. ('03-'05) P2097 Code saga.... MAF showing 3.1 gr/sec air flow...
  82. ('09-'13) Spark plug change today w/ photos - #1 and #4 wear a bit faster.
  83. ('06-'08) starting problems ()
  84. ('98-'00) Car wobble issue
  85. ('09-'13) Warning Lights: cruise, traction, engine ck
  86. Power steering pump failure?
  87. ('06-'08) 2008, 2.5i, Misfire on all Cylinders
  88. ('09-'13) QUESTION for those who have had engine repair due to Oil Consumption
  89. ('09-'13) Forester steering Shake/Shimmy/Vibration
  90. Cooling fans not turning on.
  91. ('09-'13) wheelwell snow buildup
  92. 03 stuck in reverse
  93. ('01-'02) New member with couple questions
  94. ('09-'13) Getting a new engine due to excessive oil consumption
  95. ('14+) 24k miles service. Over 24k miles question
  96. ('09-'13) stereo and info display wont come on when car started
  97. ('03-'05) is my 03 foz x the same?
  98. ('09-'13) $490 + tax to change spark plugs in 11 XT???
  99. ('01-'02) Lost AWD Last Night- FWD Only
  100. Gas smell on cold starts in low temps.
  101. ('06-'08) Slighty delayed acceleration and sucking noise
  102. Transmission RPMS in cold weather
  103. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XT - P0302
  104. ('09-'13) Subaru having difficulty figuring out what is wrong with my car
  105. ('09-'13) Will not go past 4500RPM
  106. ('09-'13) The water was deeper than we thought
  107. ('06-'08) Front Axle Shaft Vibrations
  108. ('98-'00) Forester stalling at stops
  109. ('14+) Incorrect Oil From Dealer
  110. Head gasket again?
  111. ('09-'13) 13 Forester Fluid Levels
  112. Prepping a new to me 2003 XS
  113. ('98-'00) New owner of 99 forester s 53k miles what do i need to do?
  114. ('03-'05) Something is very wrong
  115. ('98-'00) 98 Forester - intermittent no start when warm
  116. Motorized Rear Hatch Does not operate properly
  117. ('09-'13) Dealer is sealing cam seal leaks
  118. ('14+) Strange smell coming from vents of 15 Forester while driving
  119. ('98-'00) VSS code
  120. ('14+) Oil Change and Tire Check Warnings on Startup
  121. 2009 Forester XT, Stop Sale?
  122. ('09-'13) Why Wont My Air Stop blowing?
  123. What mileage did you replace your timing belt?
  124. ('03-'05) 2005 Climate Control Suddenly too Warm
  125. Rattle from rear window.
  126. ('09-'13) 4EAT fluid capacity vs. change?
  127. ('14+) Starlink Map Display Brightness
  128. (All Years) LOUD REAR ROAD NOISE ESP AT LOW SPEEDS (25mph)
  129. ('03-'05) Oil Consumption
  130. Oil change woes - 2015 Forester 2.5i
  131. subaru parts
  132. ('03-'05) Cowbell sound while idling in Drive (foot on brake)
  133. ('14+) Push gas pedal, car wont go
  134. ('06-'08) What's a reasonable parts markup?
  135. ('03-'05) Lowish idle, even lower in D stopped, died at Stop for first time, recent codes...
  136. ('09-'13) Now Not Burning Oil!?
  137. oil, oil, and oil
  138. ('09-'13) Forester Window Washer Fluid Tank replace
  139. ('06-'08) Oil pressure light
  140. ('98-'00) *1998* Clunking sound when accelerator/clutch released too quick
  141. 2005 forester stalls and dies going uphill
  142. ('03-'05) forester xs steering/suspension problem?
  143. ('06-'08) 200,000 miles maintenance????
  144. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Clutch? Squeal
  145. P2097 Error code in 05 Forester XS
  146. ('06-'08) Preparing myself for a repair hit.
  147. ('14+) Windshield washer fluid sensor
  148. ('14+) Rear Differential Fluid Change
  149. misfiring #1 and #3 cylinders
  150. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester XT AT; felt like I drove over a hard rock
  151. ('01-'02) 2002 Forester S heat from front drivers side wheel/brakes?
  152. ('01-'02) Symptoms of a failing alternator?
  153. p0420 error on 04 forester
  154. ('03-'05) Whiny Power Steering Pump
  155. ('14+) 2014 Forester Locked Up
  156. ('98-'00) ***, mechanic just keeps saying "Time for a new car"!
  157. whistle noise 2003 foz
  158. ('14+) RPM to 4k, lost power, wouldn't re-start, towed to dealership
  159. ('01-'02) How do I remove the spark plugs?
  160. ('14+) Bad Casting is flaking apart (Oil filter housing)
  161. ('03-'05) Overheating woes on XT
  162. 15 forester hesitation
  163. ('03-'05) Help! Engine broke in the desert highway: pass side no compression
  164. ('09-'13) 2011 XT headlamp leveler troubleshooting?
  165. ('01-'02) Forester 2001, 2.0 16V non turbo - rough idle, engine management light on.
  166. ('14+) MY Forester XT has some little prolem
  167. ('09-'13) Need help howto check a used 2.5 XT from Dealer
  168. ('98-'00) No Spark
  169. Power Lock issues
  170. ('03-'05) Forester '03 Squeaks when turning right
  171. ('01-'02) Bad coil?
  172. Oil Change at the Dealership = $220??
  173. Forester erratic Performance on ice
  174. ('06-'08) Electrical problem?
  175. ('03-'05) Trouble Starting
  176. ('14+) My Subaru Webpage
  177. ('01-'02) Area near front right-side tire is grinding and sounds stucked as I drive?
  178. ('14+) Forester Transmission Wont Hold The right "Gear"
  179. (All Years) Tightening low torque bolts
  180. ('06-'08) Engine code troubles
  181. (All Years) Change Oil Every 3000 Miles????
  182. ('09-'13) Manual drivers seat is stuck
  183. Engine light and loss of power past 4k RPM
  184. ('03-'05) Removing and cleaning intake manifold?
  185. ('14+) Eyesight Adaptive cruise control - no brake lights?
  186. ('09-'13) Color of brake fluid in maste cylinder
  187. 2 year 25,000 mile warranty up, dealer trying to trade in car for new warranty
  188. ('03-'05) 04 FXT Motor Died... Again
  189. ('09-'13) forester has loss of power
  190. ('03-'05) does supreme gas freeze more then regular?
  191. ('03-'05) Throttle body cleaning. Spraying carbon into engine is ok?
  192. ('98-'00) Front end clunking on fast cornering
  193. ('06-'08) Timing belt replacement: independent mechanic?
  194. Brake Problems... serious 07 Sports 5speed
  195. ('09-'13) Any way to determine ECM software level with a generic OBD-II scanner?
  196. ('01-'02) Valve Guides Dropped
  197. ('06-'08) 06 XT with poor fuel economy
  198. ('03-'05) front whine in 2004 Forester
  199. ('14+) Flashing "I" only in gauge cluster......?
  200. ('03-'05) fuel leak, gas smell in cold weather
  201. 1998 Forester won't start
  202. ('01-'02) 01 Forester STI Skipping
  203. Well sh**
  204. Which Subaru Coolant?
  205. Heatshield like rattle when engine cold
  206. ('14+) 2015 Forester i premium rattle noise from dash board
  207. ('01-'02) engine stutter
  208. ('98-'00) manual gears becoming much harder
  209. ('01-'02) Gas Smell
  210. ('01-'02) Seat belt still under warranty in US at 15 years
  211. 2010 Forester front windshield washer
  212. ('03-'05) cold and gas lines
  213. ('03-'05) Electric whining noise coming from engine.
  214. ('06-'08) Frozen windshield washer pump?
  215. $2500 for bearing labour???
  216. ('09-'13) Extreme cold transmission noise under load
  217. ('06-'08) No heat
  218. ('01-'02) Foz won't Start after replacing Alternator
  219. 2010 wiper switch bad?
  220. ('01-'02) Car wouldn't turn over this morning..8 degrees out
  221. ('14+) Seat belt light on with no one in seat
  222. ('06-'08) 2006 Forester X auto (blow 3&4)
  223. ('14+) Weak windows
  224. Sluggish Acceleration
  225. ('06-'08) weird: CEL, but running okay
  226. Expensive windshield replacement!
  227. Odd Wheel "sticking" sensation
  228. ('14+) Annoying HVAC fan noise from passenger dash/ footwell
  229. Car starter issue!
  230. 2012 Forester already in need of repair!
  231. ('14+) Brand new user of Forester 2015 keyless start
  232. ('98-'00) Engine misfire and catalytic converter damage
  233. ('98-'00) Seat belt wet warm / frozen cold
  234. smell coming from engine when hot
  235. Power steering
  236. 2008 Subaru Shaking at 70+mph
  237. windscreen washer trouble
  238. ('14+) Front door weatherstrip falling off
  239. ('98-'00) Forester S rear knuckle fitment
  240. ('03-'05) smell of gas when stopped
  241. ('09-'13) Smog test failure fiasco
  242. ('06-'08) rrear window wiper stoped working
  243. ('14+) Check Audio System 2015 Forester
  244. ('03-'05) Forester Sunroof Issues Various
  245. Whining noise on startup
  246. ('14+) Low Mileage Maintenance Schedule
  247. ('03-'05) Heater went out, engine smoking
  248. ('98-'00) GT Intermittent battery drain ?
  249. Forester 2013
  250. Speedo WAY off, can I correct it?