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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('03-'05) Identify this part (?) please.
  2. ('03-'05) Is there an indicator light for D (drive) in instrument panel?
  3. ('03-'05) P0301 & 302 code
  4. keyless ignition not working 2014 forester
  5. EJ Engine in Outback
  6. ('03-'05) sweet smell after HG job
  7. ('09-'13) Foamy coolant 2010 XT
  8. ('03-'05) 05 Steering Rack Problem: Help
  9. ('98-'00) Fuel drip from hose between rails
  10. ('06-'08) Wanted - Headlight Interior Socket That Holds Bulb
  11. ('09-'13) Front wheel bearing stuck
  12. ('03-'05) Curb damage to rear suspension
  13. ('14+) 2 year maintenance plan question
  14. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester troubles before 80k miles
  15. ('98-'00) Mismatched tire sizes front and rear
  16. ('03-'05) unsure on problem... front wheels spinning up to easy
  17. ('03-'05) Recurrent front oxygen A/F sensor failure...?? P0131 this time.
  18. ('98-'00) help me..... electrical issues when wet
  19. ('03-'05) Battery Isolators(Screw-down type)
  20. ('09-'13) Headlight Aiming
  21. ('14+) Those who change thier own oil, how many quarts do you use
  22. ('03-'05) Power window stuck halfway down
  23. ('03-'05) Independent Subaru Shop on L.I. Needed
  24. Beware: Renick Subaru ...overfilled motor oil
  25. ('03-'05) 04 XT with 3 fault codes looking for some help
  26. New to me 2001 Forester S =)
  27. ('98-'00) 1999 subaru forester L
  28. ('03-'05) Cross pipe resting on oil filter.
  29. ('09-'13) forester wants to stall when on neutral
  30. ('01-'02) Back on the road...FINALLY!!!
  31. ('01-'02) Switch to Synthetic (I know I know...)
  32. ('01-'02) Learning About Transmission and AWD Maintenance
  33. ('03-'05) '02 parts car for '04
  34. ('09-'13) Hard re-starting after shutting off engine
  35. ('06-'08) Refilling radiator/coolant after draining?
  36. ('03-'05) Driving without the oil cap
  37. ('09-'13) 2009 forester auto transmission failure
  38. ('09-'13) Timing chain/cam cover oil leak, Warranty fix.
  39. (All Years) misfire cause on 2.5 non turbo's
  40. '14 XT DOA/No Electricity
  41. ('03-'05) self leveling struts Forrester LLBean edition
  42. ('09-'13) Replaced timing belt, 2 months later blown engine.
  43. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester Vibration on turning
  44. ('06-'08) Intermittent lack of power
  45. Neutral Safety Switch Location or Has Anybody Seen the Bridge?
  46. ('03-'05) Another (03 xs) radiator issue
  47. ('06-'08) 2008 Forester XS Gas pedal travel distance?
  48. 06 shuddering at 65mph and higher
  49. Help! I just bought a Forester with 282K
  50. ('03-'05) Cold Start - No Start 04 2.5X
  51. ('03-'05) Clogged line causing overheating?
  52. 14 FXT: Auto Up / Down doesn't work after battery died
  53. Advice on preventatitve maintence around 100K.
  54. ('06-'08) Several Problems/Questions
  55. ('03-'05) Establishing proper timing during 'T' belt change
  56. ('14+) Odd Crust on Engine
  57. ('03-'05) Heater doesn't work after radiator replacement.
  58. ('06-'08) 2008 Forester LL Bean Side Mirror issue
  59. P0188 fault code?
  60. ('03-'05) Replacing short fuel hose, is removing intake manifold my only option?
  61. ('01-'02) ABS light is on in Forester
  62. Maintenance service on your Forester...
  63. ('09-'13) 2010 FXT Engine Idle Question
  64. ('01-'02) Strange Temp Gauge Problem
  65. ('03-'05) car problems (spinning up way to easy)
  66. ('03-'05) Shifting issues, dies at idle, car shaking, hard to get up to speed p0700 p1714
  67. ('09-'13) Replacing a thermostat
  68. ('14+) OBD port bracket
  69. P0131
  70. ('09-'13) 2009 Subaru Forester XT - Gasoline leak - Need help
  71. ('14+) Power Liftgate not latching closed in cold weather.
  72. ('06-'08) JDM Forester 2.0 Turbocharged oil and oil filter recommendation
  73. Remote Starter Problem..2016 touring
  74. ('14+) Need help; Subaru dealer reject fixing vehicle under full warranty
  75. ('03-'05) Low Idle Misfire
  76. Burnt oil smell
  77. ('14+) Magnetic Drain Plug
  78. Engine problem
  79. ('09-'13) Factory Remote Start Problem
  80. ('09-'13) 2011 Forester Rear differential filler bolt
  81. ('06-'08) Cam phaser or Cam position sensor problem
  82. ('14+) White Smoke
  83. ('03-'05) tightening fuel hose clamp
  84. ('01-'02) About to buy a 2001 Forester S/tb STI but the radiator just blew...
  85. chattering noise in front of 2015 Foreaster
  86. Streaks on Glass
  87. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester with oil leak. How much to fix?
  88. ('03-'05) leaky head gasket, short term fix
  89. ('14+) Navigation on 2015 Forester confused
  90. ('09-'13) MY11 Mechanical Issues - think I have a lemon
  91. 06 Forester troubleshooting.
  92. ('06-'08) engine runs hot when idling in traffic?
  93. 2002 loss of power
  94. ('03-'05) Burning rubber smell
  95. ('09-'13) engine noise
  96. Starting engine problem
  97. ('98-'00) TPS, ECO, or MAF?
  98. ('09-'13) Oil Filter Replacement Every Time?
  99. ('14+) 2014 Forester XT electrical freakout
  100. Whine/whistle
  101. ('14+) Forester XT Vibration and Dash Lights at Idle
  102. First Car Tinkering
  103. ('09-'13) In-Tank Fuel Filter Replace Every 60k mi??
  104. Extremely Low Gas Mileage - 13 Forester
  105. ('09-'13) Front differnential and mechanic misery
  106. ('98-'00) Engine shuts down during idle
  107. ('09-'13) Weeping Head Gaskets
  108. Keeping car healthy in extreme cold?
  109. ('14+) Question: Someone Broke-In to My Fozzie
  110. ('09-'13) DAGGONIT. Clutch pedal sticks to the floor. Can't put car in gear. Any advice?
  111. ('03-'05) Check Engine Light and No Throttle
  112. ('03-'05) Intermittent awful sound while going uphill
  113. Misfire help
  114. ('01-'02) Intermittent Problem Starting 02
  115. ('09-'13) Had a dead tranny.
  116. ('09-'13) 2010 2.0 Diesel (manual) won't start in the cold
  117. ('14+) Flex plate to torque converter alignment issues
  118. ('01-'02) Antifreeze disappearing and code p0483
  119. ('14+) Break-in Oil: When to Change It?
  120. ('03-'05) Stuttering Power Steering
  121. ('14+) 2015 automatic shifter is stiff
  122. ('03-'05) Can I keep driving my Forester for a little longer?
  123. Warranty refusal (Please help)
  124. ('14+) Adjust passenger side wiper resting position
  125. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester hard to start after filling up with gas
  126. Any help with engine knock on 2005 Subaru forester xt manual
  127. ('14+) need some help on DIY oil change on my 2015 XT oil leaking from drain plug..
  128. ('09-'13) Forester SH engine noise (with sound file)
  129. ('14+) 2014 XT Rear Oxygen Sensor Failure
  130. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester - Slow Power Window Issues
  131. ('03-'05) P1443 - what to tell mechanic
  132. ('14+) Rear Tire "Whirring" Sound
  133. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Shudder
  134. Need to buy extended warranty
  135. ('14+) Possible causes of vibration in 2015?
  136. Rough Idle
  137. ('14+) '16 Forester high pitched noise/Low tire
  138. ('14+) Poor Air Flow From Floor Vents?
  139. ('98-'00) Hard Engine Knock Help! - Video
  140. Power loss while using cruise control 2016 forester
  141. Need Help! New Forester Owner, Steering Wheel/Power Steering Issue
  142. ('14+) Oil Filter Dilemma Tokyo Roki 15208AA160
  143. ('03-'05) Whirring sound when accelerating
  144. ('14+) Disable traction control up hills
  145. ('06-'08) How do I get something out of the "Front Under Cover?"
  146. ('14+) Key Fob Battery Life
  147. ('01-'02) H6 Forester, No Battery Light, Not Charging
  148. Are Subarus more prone to engine failure?
  149. ('14+) 2014 Subaru Valet Key Won't Unlock Door-HELP!!
  150. windsheild washer fluid freezes 2013 Forester
  151. ('03-'05) Check Engine Light not working
  152. First Oil Change/service advice
  153. ('03-'05) Forester sigma30 alarm problems..
  154. ('14+) 2015 FXT Gremlins
  155. ('14+) Timing belt/chain service?
  156. ('98-'00) AT shifter feels notchy but goes in gear after shaking
  157. ('14+) XT has failed to start a few times
  158. ('14+) Ajustment Period On New Forester?
  159. ('14+) 2014 2.5 rattle when idling
  160. noise
  161. ('01-'02) Anyone using a "National Wheel Bearing" brand?
  162. NEW 04 Forester owner, little advice.
  163. ('03-'05) Valve cover vent hose
  164. ('03-'05) Part number. Clutch plate, compressor
  165. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester overheat
  166. 2014 Forester LOST all keys
  167. ('03-'05) Looking into buying a 04' 2.5X
  168. Stalling engine after reconnecting starter cable
  169. Happens in 3's....what is next?
  170. ('14+) Gas smell in cabin at idle?
  171. ('09-'13) 09 Forester Engine Noise & Radio Noise
  172. ('98-'00) Horrible noise coming from my Forester engine bay
  173. ('03-'05) 0w20 Synthetic in '05 2.5 N/A?
  174. ('14+) Engine oil 5w50?
  175. ('03-'05) Quote for Combining 90k and 105k Service
  176. ('14+) Cancel Extended Subaru Warranty
  177. doubts about reliability / center differential
  178. ('98-'00) Inner Tie Rod replacement - 00 forester s
  179. ('03-'05) Head Gasket(and more) for $900 or New engine for $1000?
  180. ('03-'05) Clutch: How long have I got
  181. Oil over filled by Subaru dealer.
  182. ('01-'02) Check engine lamp issue
  183. ('03-'05) Shuddering/Jerking Gone
  184. (All Years) Lawn mower gas tank nozzle caught in filler neck!
  185. Broken connector!
  186. ('14+) Keyless Access and remote start updates ?
  187. ('09-'13) Turbo guard/bracket broken. Part number?
  188. ('03-'05) Door Keyhole sticks
  189. ('03-'05) Strange starting problem..
  190. ('01-'02) Cracking noise no warning came to a stop
  191. ('06-'08) Power steering rubber hose (by rack and pinion)
  192. ('09-'13) Looking for advice...
  193. (All Years) Going to a Viper Remote start, but my TPMS light is on, will that be a problem
  194. ('01-'02) Dimming Lights
  195. ('98-'00) need help identifying a part!
  196. ('03-'05) 03 Forester white/grey smoke and fuel smell
  197. ('09-'13) Black smoke intermittently from exhaust (2011 X Premium)
  198. ('01-'02) what model subaru forester do i have ?
  199. ('14+) new 16 FXT long crank to start when outside temp is below 40F
  200. ('03-'05) Rear wiper motor making noise? - Merged thread
  201. ('14+) Need wheel alignment with snows or with regular tires ?
  202. ('03-'05) New-Used 2005 Forester, Maintenance Suggestions?
  203. ('14+) Oil filter housing drain
  204. ('14+) '14 Forester stalled on Interstate, thankfully made it off the road
  205. White on Black "leather" Defect?
  206. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester w/ recurring power steering fluid leak
  207. ('14+) Brand New 2016 Forester Leaking (500 miles)
  208. ('09-'13) Power Steering Fluid Types
  209. ('98-'00) HVAC Issue Suggestions.
  210. ('03-'05) Underhood Insulation
  211. Sub forester 2015 check engine light
  212. ('03-'05) Coolant Reservoir
  213. Windshield wiper fluid problem
  214. ('09-'13) mild long beeping sound coming from engine compartment
  215. ('14+) forester with cvt with squeakinf sound when shifting into gear from park
  216. ('06-'08) lucas stop leak power steering
  217. ('14+) new vehicle maintenance question
  218. ('09-'13) Check engine, Vehicle Dynamics, and Cruise control at same time lights.
  219. ('06-'08) Slight Overheating and No Heat
  220. ('14+) Drivers side mirror not defrosting ('14 Forester XT)
  221. Clanging noise out of my Forester
  222. ('03-'05) Tension Screw Problems
  223. New Tires, Strange Rattles, and Matts.
  224. Acceleration surging problem
  225. ('03-'05) Sunroof Wind Squeal When Closed
  226. ('06-'08) Valve Train Tapping
  227. ('09-'13) HUGE floor leak in front Passger side!! HAAAALP
  228. ('14+) brand new XT Touring seat problem
  229. ('09-'13) PCV replacement & Service 'C' on '13 Forester 2.5X LTD
  230. ('98-'00) 99 Forester cuts out until warm ?
  231. ('03-'05) Question about P0304 Error code
  232. ('14+) Will installing OEM accessories invalidate warranties?
  233. ('06-'08) Can't get 2006 Forester XT Limited into test mode
  234. Oil and Engine Problems 2010 Forester
  235. ('01-'02) Ongoing misfire, rough idle, & performance issues. Pics, expenses, and updates.
  236. ('03-'05) 2005 Shuddering/Jerking
  237. Flickering oil light
  238. ('14+) Driver seat and steering wheel issues.
  239. ('14+) Approach lights changing color
  240. ('03-'05) A/C not cooling
  241. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Clucking/Knocking Sound While Turning
  242. ('06-'08) 07 loud high pitched squealing when clutch pressed
  243. ('01-'02) Rear diff bad?
  244. ('14+) Ding sound for no reason
  245. ('98-'00) MAF cause car to stall and AT OIL light
  246. ('09-'13) Heat shield forester 2011
  247. ('14+) New Used 2014 XT - What to have dealer inspect?
  248. ('98-'00) car was stolen and recovered but thieves have a key
  249. ('09-'13) Forester AC Flywheel/Clutch
  250. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester XT loss of power knocking noise