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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('06-'08) Windshield replacement..is OEM better?
  2. ('03-'05) 04 FXT P0345 code
  3. valve guide dropped out ?
  4. ('01-'02) 2002 Broken Timing Belt/ Bent Valves
  5. ('98-'00) Cruise Control Not Working
  6. ('06-'08) Vent selector knob not working
  7. ('98-'00) 1999 Forester heat gauge goes up in steep climbs
  8. ('03-'05) '04 Forester fuel level sensor
  9. Dark oil.
  10. ('06-'08) Seat Heater Randomness
  11. ('01-'02) Starter issues...identify, repair, replace?
  12. ('06-'08) Boost gauge electronic issue
  13. ('98-'00) Check engine problem. help!
  14. ('98-'00) Speedo/Odometer/Cruise Control not working 98 Manual
  15. ('14+) 2014 XT Touring: stalled while driving for 3rd time...
  16. 2015 forester lift back struts
  17. ('06-'08) P0030 - front O2 sensor replacement
  18. ('01-'02) 2001 S P1137 and PO171 code issue
  19. ('01-'02) Bad wheel bearing
  20. ('03-'05) High pitched whine when clutch pedal not depressed - X MY 04
  21. ('01-'02) Squeaking While Coasting in Gear
  22. ('01-'02) Are stock spark plugs Iridium?
  23. ('09-'13) Stuck Oil Drain Plug
  24. Oil drain location
  25. ('03-'05) Smells like boiling coolant!
  26. ('14+) Is going to the dealer for the 30k mile service worth the cost?
  27. ('98-'00) New or rebuilt?
  28. ('03-'05) Bad valve gasket? plug gasket?
  29. ('14+) Wheel Spacers
  30. ('03-'05) Oil Change
  31. ('98-'00) forester loss of power/hesitation
  32. ('14+) Loose gas cap
  33. ('09-'13) EJ25 head gasket failure inevitable?
  34. ('14+) 2015 Forester XT problems
  35. ('03-'05) Coolant problems
  36. ('98-'00) 98 legacy L wagon wont start
  37. ('14+) Whine on 2015 Forester 2.0XT Premium
  38. 2004 Forester Radio and Wipers Don't Work on Startup
  39. ('01-'02) 2002 Forester Hesitation and Backfire Through Intake Under Load
  40. ('03-'05) 04 XT Top of radiator some kind of plug leaking
  41. ('03-'05) Wheel Binding
  42. ('03-'05) P0031 Code Solved by O2 Sensor Purchase!
  43. Window Noise and Gussets
  44. Wheel Bearing Trouble
  45. ('06-'08) Using coolant
  46. ('01-'02) Oil Leak
  47. ('01-'02) Fuel Filler Door Spring
  48. ('14+) Forester Back seat cover peeling off?
  49. (All Years) How to move subframe for lockout bolt installation
  50. ('14+) 2014 Cold CVT Drain and Refill Amount
  51. Problem starting
  52. ('03-'05) New to the Forums! Just picked up a FOZZY! NEED some help.
  53. ('14+) What do you think?
  54. ('03-'05) 2005 half clutch
  55. ('14+) Bluetooth issues...
  56. ('06-'08) How to diagnose a bad head gasket
  57. ('09-'13) Airbag light on after pulling driver seat
  58. ('01-'02) Spare Fuel Filter been sitting in my trunk
  59. My Forester is farting?
  60. (All Years) Oil Specification - because I'm thinking too much
  61. ('03-'05) Key fob and manual gear shift problems
  62. 2004 Forester issues - key fob, manual gearbox
  63. ('09-'13) No heat after evaporator core replaced
  64. ('14+) Intermittent Rough Idle on brand new '15 Forester XT
  65. ('03-'05) Possible oil issue?
  66. ('14+) Oil Filter Wrench suggestion ?
  67. ('06-'08) Check Engine Light Blinking After Head Gasket Replacement
  68. ('06-'08) Electric folding wing mirror with a mind of its own
  69. ('09-'13) 2011 rear hatch door not opening
  70. "Time to change engine oil" messages
  71. ('14+) Eyesight disabled problem
  72. ('03-'05) 2003 Steam from Hood
  73. ('01-'02) Help! Check Engine Light with Four Codes
  74. ('01-'02) Ej25 just clicks not start
  75. ('09-'13) Single Bearing Idler Pulley
  76. ('06-'08) Forester blowing cold air on hot, water sound from dash
  77. ('03-'05) Is it Blown Turbo?
  78. (All Years) Need some advice on extended warranty
  79. Heat Shield?
  80. ('03-'05) 03 Transmission issue
  81. ('09-'13) Ball joint?
  82. ('03-'05) Bad Previous Owner, Busy Current Owner...Quick Help?
  83. Annoying rattle
  84. ('06-'08) Bad Inner Tie Rod or ???
  85. Evap (small) code
  86. oil consumption / accurate dipstick reading
  87. Customer service complaint hierarchy
  88. 2001 Forester- question-
  89. ('06-'08) change spark plugs
  90. low brake peddle
  91. Squeeky (rear) chair back catch/loop
  92. ('09-'13) Throttle Body Cleaning
  93. ('09-'13) Near end of extended warranty - having issues finding a dealership willing check
  94. ('98-'00) Engine shudders when a/c is on, a/c then gets colder.
  95. ('03-'05) How "tense" should the upper rad hose be when engine is fully hot? Tank w/bubbles
  96. Help -- dealer can't fix our Forester --115000 miles
  97. ('03-'05) 04 XT - AC clutch engaged event with AC switch off
  98. ('03-'05) Cruise Control Problem
  99. ('98-'00) Stalls When Driving Loss Of Power
  100. Fuel System Question
  101. Condensation
  102. Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
  103. ('03-'05) Misfire after HG job
  104. ('03-'05) Humming noise. Can anyone help pinpoint it?
  105. ('03-'05) New 04' FXT Owner - Timing Belt?
  106. ('01-'02) Car starts then stalls
  107. I just picked up my new XT, one minor problem.
  108. Stumble at Cruising Speed
  109. ('98-'00) Coolant Leak Please Help!
  110. ('06-'08) Black intake housing.
  111. ('98-'00) Coolent Leak from rad cap
  112. 2010 Forester hit 100,000
  113. 2005 Forester engine refurb?
  114. ('06-'08) XT Auto feels listless
  115. help please 08 FXT Sprorts a/t
  116. ('09-'13) Forester Engine Power
  117. ('14+) Setting clock
  118. ('09-'13) Cruise Control Problem/Warning lights
  119. ('14+) Removal of plastic cover under engine.
  120. new 2015 forester starting problem
  121. (All Years) Threadlocker on timing belt tensioner bolt
  122. ('14+) Check Engine, Incline Start Assist, X Mode, & Cruise Control lights?
  123. 2014 Forester coolant levels
  124. 2015 Forester CVT hesitation-lurching
  125. ('06-'08) Common sense/ recommended engine overhaul
  126. ('09-'13) Odd Engine Speed Vibration
  127. Inherited vehicle with a lot of issues...are they worth fixing? Need advice.
  128. Intermittent Hard Start
  129. ('06-'08) Coolant leak, can I just tighten this?
  130. Where is blower relay 2003 Forester XS
  131. Extended Warranty Question
  132. ('14+) Annoying Wiper Issue
  133. ('14+) Bad VDC module - Flashing Check Engine Lights
  134. ('98-'00) horn/airbag
  135. Returning a used car....anyone have advice??
  136. ('14+) 2015 Car Tool Kit. What tools needed to take apart car?
  137. (All Years) How often do you change your oil? Tire rotation?
  138. 1998 ECU help, please?
  139. ('06-'08) Power Steering Mystery
  140. ('06-'08) Suggestions bout 120k miles maintenance
  141. ('14+) floor jacking points for Forester
  142. ('03-'05) XT Phantom Limp mode.
  143. ('03-'05) '05 FXT Rear Wheel Stud Replacement.
  144. ('98-'00) Subaru Owner Needs Help w/ Engine Work
  145. ('98-'00) rough idle, loss of power
  146. Subaru Starting issues in Winter ( -30 Deg or below)
  147. New Forester oil level high
  148. ('09-'13) AC failing, still OK to run Defrost?
  149. Getting the 02 ready for winter...thoughts?
  150. Laundry List of Codes
  151. ('06-'08) Oil Leakage?
  152. ('14+) Electronic trunk (boot) door
  153. ('98-'00) terrible idle no power when Motor is Cold
  154. ('03-'05) Missing Grommet
  155. ('03-'05) Temp Control Cable--Manual Heat-A/C
  156. ('06-'08) New Subaru owner --- first oil change
  157. ('06-'08) 2006 2.5 xt hiccups at idle
  158. ('14+) 2015 forester 2.5i touring
  159. 05 Forester about to hit 100k... Maintenance items?
  160. ('03-'05) Blinking cel, p0304.
  161. ('03-'05) Coolant Loss?
  162. ('98-'00) hazards flashing- tried reset button but....
  163. ('01-'02) Resurrecting a Failed Headgasket Motor?
  164. ('09-'13) Timing belt change
  165. ('09-'13) FXT Turbo/AVCS/Banjo Bolt issue and question
  166. ('14+) 2015 Forester, excessive oil loss?
  167. ('03-'05) Dead forester ('05)
  168. ('03-'05) Brake pedal doesn't return all the way
  169. 2010 Subaru Forester Flasher/Turn Signal Stuck On
  170. ('09-'13) Does that look right to you?
  171. ('98-'00) leaking oil from pcv??
  172. ('09-'13) Fuel smell, visible small leak at rear, poor mileage
  173. Temperature rising on Idle, falling immediately after turning off and restarting
  174. ('98-'00) Update to previous problem but have idle and evap issues
  175. ('14+) Forester Rear Hatch Wont Open
  176. brake and battery indicator lights on and no power steering
  177. Forester filled with water
  178. ('01-'02) Forester Instrument Panel Problem
  179. ('09-'13) Cost of brake service
  180. ('06-'08) AC belt is too big
  181. ('01-'02) Coolant leaking from block... head gasket? :(
  182. ('03-'05) Second Forester with head gasket gone!
  183. Whirring sound from rear end
  184. ('09-'13) Need some tips for changing antifreeze
  185. ('09-'13) Overheating CD Player
  186. ('03-'05) So I drove down a cobblestone road
  187. ('98-'00) Rough idle after startup ... then it's fine?
  188. ('14+) Engine ping
  189. 02 forester driveability issue
  190. Need advice
  191. ('03-'05) 04 FXT rear whining issue
  192. ('09-'13) Breaker Bar on PCV?
  193. ('98-'00) Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Squeal
  194. ('09-'13) Dash Panel rattle - Quick Fix
  195. ('01-'02) Sealant for spark tube gaskets?
  196. ('09-'13) Does the '15 2.5 have the same timing chain issue?
  197. (All Years) Replacing knock sensor, OEM or aftermarket?
  198. Sunroof Issues?
  199. ('06-'08) Cylinder 2 problems
  200. ('09-'13) Rattle Repair = $900?! Advice Requested
  201. ('98-'00) oil in sparkplug wells
  202. ('09-'13) OLD CAR w. no mileage question
  203. ('14+) 2015 front windshield trim
  204. ('98-'00) thermostat 1, spark plugs 0
  205. ('98-'00) radiator failure
  206. ('03-'05) Need to borrow driver side cams position holder tool for timingbelt job
  207. ('09-'13) Poor Idle-getting worse
  208. ('98-'00) Grinding noise when in gear, vibration
  209. ('14+) Keyless ignition won't start, electrical issues, no brake lights, etc.
  210. ('98-'00) Convince me to keep or get rid of forester
  211. ('03-'05) $3200 for Head Gaskets.... Should I just trade it?
  212. ('03-'05) Forester XT issues today - Check Engine and Cruise lights
  213. ('09-'13) POLL: Coolant conditioner or not?
  214. ('01-'02) AC problems - 2001 Forester
  215. ('03-'05) No Electrical power at all - Battery is good
  216. ('14+) Where's the crush washer?
  217. ('98-'00) 99 Forester P0303 misfire help
  218. What purpose is Diagnostic Mode?
  219. ('09-'13) po442 Code---poor idle speed
  220. ('06-'08) Misfire Detected cylinders 3 and 4 on recently rebuilt motor
  221. ('01-'02) 2002 legacy won't run when warm
  222. ('98-'00) Hard fuel lines
  223. ('06-'08) Slight creaking from front driverside (steering rack bushes?)
  224. ('03-'05) How to block off waterpump outlet?
  225. 2002 FS code P0420 Need Advice
  226. ('14+) Sunroof left open during rain storm
  227. ('03-'05) valve cover gasket leak questions
  228. ('14+) 2015 XT Premium CVT squeak when slowing down
  229. ('03-'05) Cat cover rattling?
  230. ('14+) 2015 Forester Eyesight Sunlight Washout
  231. ('09-'13) Repair or Trade This Oil Burner?
  232. (All Years) Radiator Leak -When Did Yours Blow?
  233. ('03-'05) Fault codes P1496 and P1492 EGR issues
  234. ('98-'00) Help~ Overheating immediately after HG job
  235. ('01-'02) Stuttering while turning?
  236. ('14+) Pleather trouble in the 2014 XT!
  237. First Oil Change?
  238. ('01-'02) Gears won't change please help
  239. ('14+) 2015 XTP, 3rd CEL @ 2433 mi
  240. "Time for checkup" message
  241. ('14+) Forester Oil Change Interval
  242. ('14+) Foot setting for HVAC doesn't just target foot ?!
  243. ('09-'13) AC fan not coming on with comp??
  244. ('98-'00) Sf5 forester GT, flat spot, fuel cut
  245. ('09-'13) map Sensor
  246. ('01-'02) Could a Head Gasket start leaking again after 30K miles...really?
  247. ('03-'05) drive train leak somewhere pictures included
  248. ('98-'00) Forester rear sound?
  249. ('14+) Hatch not opening with button (was:forester)
  250. ('01-'02) dies on initial cold start