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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('14+) Transmission Question
  2. ('14+) DPF Questions.
  3. ('98-'00) Sudden rough idle 2000 Forester
  4. ('06-'08) Coolant spillage from the radiator
  5. ('01-'02) Bind while turning
  6. ('06-'08) Remote Door Lock
  7. ('98-'00) heater matrix
  8. ('09-'13) hill-assist light on
  9. ('14+) Remote Start Issue? - 3 Blinks and a Honk
  10. ('01-'02) Increasing vibration at idle?
  11. ('09-'13) Oil Capacity/Dipstick Level
  12. Grinding while turning left
  13. ('03-'05) Air conditioning problems.
  14. ('06-'08) 06 FXT Heating Unit & Vent Control Problems
  15. P0031 code and front sensor question..
  16. ('06-'08) 2008 died on me today.
  17. ('14+) Whirring Noise when Accelerating above 1,000 RPM and worsens
  18. ('09-'13) Hiss near intake at engine shutdown?
  19. ('06-'08) 2007 Forester (auto) Key stuck
  20. ('14+) Scheduled Maintenance
  21. 2014 Forester XT Premium AC Problem
  22. ('09-'13) Steering Rack Leaking
  23. starting problems
  24. Floor jack & jack stand sizes for Forester?
  25. ('01-'02) did i just screw my car up? (GOD PLEASE NO!!)
  26. ('98-'00) PO136 code
  27. ('03-'05) New wheel bearing - now hub wobbles
  28. ('14+) Changing fuel filter?
  29. ('98-'00) low beams & high beams both out, running lights fine
  30. ('14+) Metallic rattle in cargo compartment
  31. ('14+) 2015 2.5 noisy lifter?
  32. ('98-'00) No Start
  33. ('03-'05) Head Gasket leak?
  34. ('09-'13) Lug bolt snapped help
  35. Wiper Blade Refills
  36. ('14+) I noticed 2 things in my one-week-old Forester
  37. ('09-'13) gold+ (5yr/70Kmiles) warranty on top of included 7/100K make sense
  38. Oil leak
  39. ('98-'00) New wheel bearing.
  40. Flash Flood
  41. ('14+) location of outside temperature sensor
  42. ('14+) Smooth acceleration a problem
  43. ('98-'00) Help! Harsh Shifting and only have overdrive when cruise is set
  44. ('06-'08) Both CEL P0420 and P0026 codes
  45. ('14+) booming noise from engine compartment by slowly releasing brake
  46. Subaru Forester 1999, 2.0 petrol automatic transmission
  47. 2010 Forester Started After 30 Days In Body Shop
  48. ('14+) cell phone and bluetooth
  49. ('09-'13) Foz towed 6ft. Problems?
  50. ('14+) Does Ipod searching always starts at the beginning, after hitting back?
  51. ('03-'05) Spark plugs 04 Forester XS
  52. (All Years) Rack and pinion swap
  53. 2006 Forester Seems to have too high RPM at 70MPH.
  54. ('14+) broken plastic next to rear passenger seat at door
  55. Storage compartment
  56. ('14+) Rain Sensing Wiper adjustment
  57. ('09-'13) Whining noise when A/C is on
  58. ('14+) Forest XT, A Random Vibration from 0 to 10 MPH
  59. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester 5MT - no reverse lockout?
  60. '14 XT Transmission problems under 500 miles?
  61. ('09-'13) possible electrical problem?
  62. ('09-'13) 2011 Air Filter
  63. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester Fuel Pressure Specs
  64. ('14+) Forester MY15 S (dpf)
  65. HEELLLLPPPP!! please, ***?!?
  66. ('09-'13) forester,wheel bearing
  67. ('03-'05) Need advice
  68. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester losing oil, but not leaking
  69. ('03-'05) Remote keyless entry system not working
  70. ('06-'08) Reverse Break Squeal
  71. ('06-'08) Forester overheating with white smoke after replaced radiator.
  72. ('09-'13) Remote start key fob replacement
  73. ('03-'05) CEL After ATF Swap on 2004 XT
  74. ('98-'00) transmission issues
  75. Engine Fan not working?
  76. ('09-'13) Power steering pump replacement: new or rebuilt?
  77. ('14+) XT clicking popping noise when turning
  78. ('14+) My 14' Forester XT is completely unsafe to drive - Subaru does nothing
  79. Dang! Not the oil plug!
  80. ('03-'05) Please Help me! bad case of Turbo Flutter?
  81. ('14+) How cold is your AC?
  82. check engine light - catalytic converter?
  83. ('03-'05) Check Engine, Flashing Cruise, Code P0457
  84. ('03-'05) no more headlights
  85. ('03-'05) Video of Idle isues ~2500rpm??
  86. ('03-'05) 1st problem. Wooo!!!
  87. ('09-'13) Forester XT boost leak? or is this normal?
  88. ('98-'00) Trouble going over 60 - Exhaust/Cat Probs?
  89. Surprise damage
  90. ('98-'00) rear bearing / hub / axle - advice needed!
  91. ('03-'05) Snap-on's timing belt instructions
  92. ('03-'05) Snapped Lower Control Arm
  93. ('03-'05) Ongoing turbo issues
  94. Miss with AC.
  95. ('03-'05) Help!!! Wont start!
  96. not stripping threads
  97. ('09-'13) p1443
  98. ('03-'05) Air Intake Question (parts missing)
  99. ('09-'13) 2012 Forester - Electric Motor / Pump Noise when making sharp turns?
  100. ('14+) Forester 2014 trouble with a/c
  101. ('98-'00) A/C Manifold readings - OK or add?
  102. ('06-'08) Rear wiper not engaging (but wiper motor is working)
  103. ('06-'08) SG9 Forester XT, rear wheel bearings bad, 68K miles
  104. ('09-'13) Air Injection Pump - out of warranty? 2010 XT
  105. ('09-'13) Scheduled steering fluid change?
  106. 2006 Forester - Error code P-0457
  107. ('03-'05) New to me Forester maintenance
  108. Broken rear view mirror
  109. ('03-'05) Really Need help PLEASE...intermittent rough idle/running rough
  110. ('98-'00) Fluid smell after engaging FWD
  111. ('14+) A/C stopped working on 7 month old vehicle, not happy...
  112. ('09-'13) A/C compressor runs for two seconds
  113. ('98-'00) Rear Strut Spacer to Reduce Rear Sag
  114. Ressurecting my Foz
  115. ('14+) 14' smell oil. need advice
  116. ('98-'00) Timing belt tension
  117. ('14+) Cranks but won't start
  118. ('14+) A question about oil change frequency???
  119. ('09-'13) Couple rookie questions on maintenance
  120. ('09-'13) Diagnosing a faulty Wheel Bearing
  121. ('14+) Starter--no crank--dash lights dissapear
  122. Key getting stuck
  123. ('14+) Rusting Door Hinges on my 2014!
  124. ('03-'05) Help! Car not putting any power to ground after suspension swap. CV boot to blame?
  125. ('03-'05) Misfires... HELP!
  126. ('03-'05) Fuel Injector Wire Harness?
  127. ('14+) Dealership wants me to do oil change at 3000km / 1860 miles???
  128. ('01-'02) Ouch!
  129. ('03-'05) subaru 2005: is it sparkplugs, wires or engine?
  130. ('14+) 2014 Forester - Cabin shaking at traffic lights
  131. ('14+) 2015 Forester wind noise
  132. ('98-'00) Axle popped out
  133. ('03-'05) whistling sound at high rmp
  134. ('14+) Cam sensor
  135. ('09-'13) Throwout Bearing Warranty Question
  136. ('03-'05) 04 with CEL
  137. ('98-'00) 2000 forester throttle adjustment.
  138. ('09-'13) Electrical issues
  139. ('03-'05) No power to air conditioning clutch
  140. help 2006 forester stalling at low idle(won't idle)
  141. ('03-'05) Fuel Pump Gurgling
  142. Six second A/C fluctuatuons
  143. ('09-'13) Driveshaft- Too much free play?
  144. ('06-'08) Fuel filter Replacement?
  145. ('03-'05) transmission question! regarding xt's/wrx trans
  146. ('06-'08) Intake and exhaust valve clearances?
  147. ('09-'13) Gone through 3 alternators and 2 batteries -- Need Advice
  148. Voltage Fluctuations
  149. ('14+) 2015 fuel pump
  150. ('06-'08) P0457 Evap leak, fuel pump overflows tank
  151. 2015 Forester 2.5 (CVT) - Blue Coolant temperature light questions
  152. ('01-'02) Sf non turbo intermitant start issue
  153. ('09-'13) Warranty replacement of rear window trim
  154. ('06-'08) '07 Forester in a Coma
  155. ('14+) 2015 XT temporary loss of power and weird CVT behavior
  156. ('06-'08) Car Overheated And I Just Changed Thermostat
  157. ('98-'00) Driver Rear Door Won't Open
  158. ('03-'05) No headlights & no fog lights
  159. ('03-'05) 2005 XT Whining Noise Under Acceleration (5mt)
  160. Boost surge?
  161. ('09-'13) Black engine oil
  162. ('03-'05) Oil Leak Help
  163. ('98-'00) 1999 Subaru Forester L no start
  164. ('09-'13) 3,000 mile Road Trip on 2009 Forester with 76K ?
  165. ('09-'13) new AC compressor?
  166. ('09-'13) Whirring noise on acceleration (was: 2010 Subaru Forester. Any good reviews?)
  167. pungent oil smell... help!
  168. (All Years) Speed-sensitive shaking after serious off-road adventure
  169. ('03-'05) Are these cylinder top edges useable?
  170. ('98-'00) Forester temperature gauge going haywire
  171. ('03-'05) EJ203 Belt to chain swap
  172. ('03-'05) timing belt?
  173. ('03-'05) Fuel Tank Leak Under Seat
  174. ('14+) Multiple Dash Warnings
  175. ('03-'05) Proper coolant for our 05' 2.5X Forester?
  176. ('06-'08) 06 FXT 5 SPD misfiring
  177. ('14+) Subaru maintenance
  178. ('06-'08) In need of a head gasket replacement and P0420 CEL has been on for almost 9 months
  179. ('14+) Mystery coolant smell
  180. ('03-'05) Emergency question about wheel bearings...please help!
  181. ('14+) How often should you change CVT transmission fluid?
  182. ('14+) oil change question
  183. ('09-'13) Which oil filter non-turbo 4cyl 2011 Forester?
  184. ('03-'05) Valve adjustment
  185. ('03-'05) No timing mark on right side?
  186. ('14+) P000B 14 FXT Premium
  187. ('14+) stalling while driving
  188. 2004 2.5X - Need advice!
  189. ('14+) AC vent recirculator rattle at speed
  190. Real LOUD knock 2004 subaru FXT
  191. air conditioning module
  192. ('01-'02) Mule kick going into drive
  193. ('98-'00) Could this be the cause of poor idling
  194. 02 forester overheating.
  195. ('09-'13) Cracking Sound Coming from Cargo Area!
  196. ('14+) Extended Warranty
  197. ('98-'00) '98 S Alarm Issues
  198. Jacking Up '15XT for Tire Rotation
  199. ('09-'13) Forester check engine light ON
  200. ('06-'08) starting problem, no turnover
  201. ('03-'05) Low/Rough Idle After New Battery
  202. Can hauling gas can set off check engine light?
  203. ('09-'13) Forester check engine light on
  204. ('09-'13) Power Driver Seat removal
  205. ('98-'00) Radiator Woes: First post, think I searched forum enough , time to ask.
  206. Noise from rear of car
  207. ('09-'13) A/C grinding noise
  208. ('03-'05) FXT Power loss, CEL, flashing cruise, smoke
  209. Clutch issues
  210. ('03-'05) Subaru Forester 2004 2.5x AC malfunction is making me go crazy!
  211. ('03-'05) RPM Drop
  212. ('06-'08) Engine idling and accelerating rough
  213. Distressed Subaru Owner
  214. Warning lights!! Helpp
  215. ('98-'00) Rusted fuel line DIY repair - Please help!
  216. what size wrench for speed sensor on '99
  217. ('14+) 2014 Forester possible oil leak already please help
  218. ('14+) Creak, pop, noise above cargo area (behind headliner)?
  219. ('09-'13) Do I need radiator conditioner in '09
  220. ('03-'05) Uphill Hesitation
  221. ('01-'02) Headlight problem, please help!
  222. (All Years) Subaru Cooling System Conditioner
  223. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Exhaust Rattle
  224. ('98-'00) How to stabilize torque angle meter
  225. ('03-'05) Grabbing when turning
  226. ('06-'08) Radiator crapped out at 50K.
  227. ('06-'08) P0021 idling/running fine; comes on when using cruise control only?
  228. ('01-'02) Headlight bulb question
  229. ('01-'02) Freeze Frame Data Set from P0136 DTC Code
  230. ('14+) iphone Mutes in Forester
  231. ('98-'00) Need head gasket replaced
  232. ('14+) Ignition lock when wheels are turned
  233. ('98-'00) Burning oil?
  234. (All Years) Knock sensor Code P0328
  235. ('06-'08) Help, wrong vbelt?
  236. ('14+) Coolant odor
  237. Ac pressures
  238. ('01-'02) His n Hers Forester...same parts?
  239. ('06-'08) One-way valve removal 2006 Forester
  240. ('03-'05) 03 needs HG, I've had it 2 months - Advice Please!
  241. ('03-'05) Cracked valve Guide ( because of timing slip?)
  242. ('98-'00) 98 forester rear subframe
  243. ('14+) Dealership put in 80w90 instead of OEM spec 75w90....
  244. ('09-'13) Fuel economy issue
  245. CEL!!
  246. ('06-'08) Intermittent pull to the left
  247. ('03-'05) Tensioner Bolt Snapped and Damaged the Valves on the Engine
  248. ('03-'05) Forester Clutch Pedal Losing Pressure Intermittently
  249. ('03-'05) '05 XS Moonroof not closing
  250. early 09 Forester with a locked rear Hatch..