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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty


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  1. ('03-'05) Noob Question - Change Headlight Bulb
  2. ('14+) Oil Change Pumps
  3. ('98-'00) First check of service engine light! Nice list....
  4. Bought a Used Subaru Forester and Now Needs an Engine Replacement!!!
  5. ('14+) 2015 XTP, CEL @ 1,333 miles
  6. ('06-'08) random electrical issues 2008 forester
  7. ('03-'05) 2003 Forester Fog light change?
  8. ('14+) Oil change maintenance question
  9. ('03-'05) Transmission Problem?
  10. ('98-'00) Code p1507
  11. air conditioning 2004
  12. ('09-'13) Bizarre window problem
  13. ('06-'08) Timing belt maintenance
  14. ('06-'08) Car won't start but battery is fine
  15. ('03-'05) Overheating FXT
  16. ('14+) Any fixes for rear clunking noise yet?
  17. ('03-'05) Perpetual AC Compressor Hose Leak
  18. What should I do?
  19. 2014 battery runs down in days...
  20. intermittent A/C trouble
  21. ('03-'05) Rumbling/vibrating at 55mph
  22. ('03-'05) Rear suspension noise?
  23. ('03-'05) P0420 and MPG
  24. ('14+) For those with an automatic, can you start the engine without pressing the brake?
  25. ('03-'05) A/C Clutch issue
  26. ('98-'00) 99 Forester GT Clicking Noise under Centre Cosole
  27. ('01-'02) 2002 Subaru Forester speed trouble going uphill
  28. ('98-'00) MAF sensor and AT oil temp light issues
  29. ('98-'00) Alternator Temperature?
  30. ('98-'00) Cam removal help
  31. ('06-'08) Oil leak from this part - can you identify it?
  32. ('06-'08) A/C Compressor
  33. 2000 Subaru Forester won't shift into P or R
  34. ('01-'02) Factory alarm FOB no longer working
  35. ('98-'00) Cam belt interval 45k miles for UK SF Forester?
  36. ('14+) Steering wheel wear
  37. ('14+) 2015 forester AC not working!
  38. ('98-'00) Windshield Washer Front Pump (that I know works) not getting power and fuse okay...
  39. ('09-'13) Transmission exchange
  40. ('98-'00) no speedometer/revved out at 4500
  41. ('03-'05) Unlabeled part during alternator removal... Can anybody identify it?
  42. ('14+) 2015 Forester driver side door doesn't fully latch intermittently
  43. ('14+) bluetooth malfunction
  44. ('14+) Is this normal? Hot front brakes + noise (sometimes)
  45. ('14+) 2014 Forester Touring Electrical issues
  46. ('03-'05) Needs Brake Pad/Rotor Replacement Write Up
  47. ('14+) 2014 XT...Engine Stalled at Light
  48. ('06-'08) Auto Stuck in Park + a bunch of warning lights
  49. ('98-'00) Air-Conditioner Question!
  50. ('01-'02) Engine stalled, then ran OK
  51. Check engine light and altrnating high-low revon idling
  52. ('03-'05) High Mileage Road Trip Maintenance
  53. ('14+) Thud noise from boot area
  54. ('03-'05) Help diagnosing cooling system/overheating issue
  55. ('98-'00) 98 Forester shaking on takeoff from a stand still...any ideas?
  56. ('06-'08) oil filters
  57. ('01-'02) Engine 'cough'??
  58. 2004 XT engine cutting out while driving
  59. ('14+) Outside thermomoter very slow to respond.
  60. ('06-'08) 06 small evap emissions leak
  61. ('06-'08) Rear Wheel Bearing AND Drive Shaft?
  62. Rear wiper problems
  63. ('06-'08) Violent rear end vibration during deceleration
  64. Frustrating Forester
  65. ('01-'02) time to change my front wheel bearing!!! help
  66. (All Years) Limited Slip Diff Fluid
  67. ('14+) HEAT is here - AC vent foam seals blew off
  68. ('09-'13) Confused - ABS, flashing 'At Oil Temp', and ESP light with line through it
  69. Steering Question
  70. ('03-'05) A/C Compressor engages / disengages
  71. ('03-'05) 5th gear popping out. Is that easy to solve?
  72. ('03-'05) 04 Forester xt trouble starting after filling gas tank
  73. ('06-'08) Going to attempt an AC clutch fix but need some tool help...
  74. ('14+) 2014 Forester Fan/AC controls temporarily inoperable
  75. ('14+) 2015 FXT went crazy on us.
  76. ('14+) Remaining fuel amount cannot be displayed
  77. ('06-'08) Engine Overheated today
  78. ('09-'13) Help! Oil leak, Rear Brake Pads and Dealer problem
  79. ('03-'05) Overheating '04 XT
  80. ('03-'05) Roughness count and idle hiccup after full top end rebuild
  81. Low tire pressure indicator
  82. ('14+) Moon roof spring sprung
  83. ('06-'08) Alarm Help Alarm
  84. ('98-'00) Leaking trans fluid (again)
  85. ('03-'05) Check Engine light
  86. ('01-'02) forester leaking atf
  87. ('14+) Let's Talk Engine Pinging...
  88. ('06-'08) help with my 06 2.5xt auto
  89. ('03-'05) Problem encountered during Timing Belt change
  90. ('98-'00) Time for the Head Gaskets :(
  91. ('03-'05) What Transmission oil to use
  92. Upkeep tips
  93. ('98-'00) Rock auto wheel bearing and hub
  94. Recall issue
  95. ('09-'13) Tire noise or wheel bearing? Something else?
  96. ('98-'00) headlamp/headlight issues
  97. ('03-'05) Forester SG5 Eco Light Blinking
  98. AC evaporator smelly
  99. ('03-'05) Blower fan motor blew up?
  100. ('03-'05) 2005 Air Conditioning Problem
  101. ('06-'08) Car stalls after gas fill up, P0442 code
  102. ('14+) Doors Unlocking by Themselves
  103. ('01-'02) Auto to manual swap for Forester
  104. ('03-'05) Check Engine Light, bias gas cap?
  105. ('03-'05) New Version Of "Shifter Stuck In Park"
  106. ('09-'13) Questions on ATF
  107. ('03-'05) Wheel alignment.
  108. Clicking noise when turning?
  109. ('98-'00) Subie sounds like a Peterbuilt and other post repair woes
  110. ('03-'05) Temp goes up when A/C is on
  111. ('06-'08) rear axles
  112. Cave newb needs A/C Compressor Lost Compression Help Pls
  113. ('09-'13) Transmission & Brake Fluid bad at 17K?
  114. Fan high pitch noise in cabin and fibergalss dust
  115. ('06-'08) Auto trans problem with key removal??
  116. ('98-'00) 1999 Subaru Forester GT - Sunroof Issue
  117. ('14+) Oil change question.
  118. ('03-'05) Confirming headgasket failure with oil analysis
  119. ('01-'02) Getting 5 codes
  120. ('09-'13) Low oil pressure light & engine revving
  121. ('03-'05) 04 Forester XT - CEL with 6 codes
  122. ('03-'05) What kind of coolant for '04 XT?
  123. ('03-'05) Running a little hot?
  124. ('09-'13) Electrical connectors fell out of dash under glove box... on floor of 2012 Forester
  125. ('09-'13) NHTSA Recall 14V311 - [2009-'13 Forester] - Brake Lines may Fail due to Corrosion
  126. ('98-'00) Security System Problems
  127. P1086 Code after fuel line repair
  128. ('98-'00) Bumpy Brakes
  129. ('98-'00) Rough idle, almost stalls
  130. ('98-'00) Beyond my experience level
  131. ('98-'00) Seat Belt Locked
  132. Why does my alternator belt keep coming loose?
  133. ('14+) Dots or spots on chrome grille?
  134. ('03-'05) Just bought 03 Forester XS
  135. ('98-'00) Clapping/Popping when accelerating
  136. ('98-'00) Random stalling
  137. ('14+) How to reset average MPG after fill up
  138. ('06-'08) Mystery Poor fuel consumption
  139. ('98-'00) A/F sensor
  140. ('14+) Which brand of oil do you use?
  141. ('03-'05) Spluttering Forester 2004
  142. ('98-'00) Need suggestions on wheel bearing noise that isn't wheel bearings!
  143. ('03-'05) Noise from front....?
  144. ('14+) A/C chirp or squeak
  145. ('14+) Emission Control Sensor -CEL
  146. ('03-'05) Just bought an '03 Forester w/ high miles
  147. ('09-'13) P0400's Error Code; Could it be my air filter?
  148. oil drops six , in rafiator resersoir
  149. Just got my '15 Subaru Forester XT, couple of questions
  150. Fun Sunday: Crank/No Start in the Boonies
  151. HELP! On the side of the road
  152. ('09-'13) Replacing water pump with timing belt
  153. ('01-'02) Help! Vacation woes: super slow refuel, gas coming back out
  154. ('14+) XT Touring Acceleration Surge in Cruise Control
  155. ('09-'13) Dodgy Air Conditioning Switch?
  156. ('01-'02) Iridium Spark plugs excessive wear
  157. ('09-'13) error lights
  158. ('03-'05) Thumping while turning right
  159. ('98-'00) PLEASE HELP ME. Radiator / cooling issues?
  160. ('14+) wet seat now seatbelt light
  161. ('03-'05) Lurching/Hesitation @ 2,500 rpm in D4
  162. ('06-'08) Foz "spudders" after putting gas in the tank
  163. ('09-'13) Replacing OEM Remote Start FOB battery
  164. ('03-'05) Head Gasket Going??
  165. ('14+) Rear clunking noise when going over bumps?
  166. Getting discouraged about my Subaru
  167. ('09-'13) Heat Shields/Throughout Bearing
  168. Dealing with the Dealership
  169. ('98-'00) Forester Timing Belt/Cam Question
  170. ('01-'02) Thermostat Help.
  171. New Forester First Oil Change
  172. ('98-'00) Can anyone tell me if these are new head gaskets?
  173. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester After Accident
  174. ('98-'00) 2000 sf5 gt forester rough idle and stalling
  175. ('14+) Forester 2014 XT - ECU software problems
  176. ('06-'08) Dealer recommends timing belt at 90k?
  177. ('98-'00) Only 5k out of rear wheel bearings.
  178. ('03-'05) thin white smoke from 04 FXT exhaust
  179. ('09-'13) Rough idle and accelleration at start up
  180. ('14+) Subaru Forester Bluetooth Issue
  181. ('98-'00) Cruise Control
  182. ('98-'00) rust prevention on new rear subframe
  183. ('01-'02) p0444 CEL, What should I replace
  184. ('01-'02) Intermittent CEL P0130 (Oxygen Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 1)
  185. ('03-'05) need help with wheel hub assembly and axl shaft!!
  186. ('03-'05) Rough/Low Idle and Stalling
  187. ('03-'05) Hmm oil in the intercooler???
  188. ('14+) 1st Oil Change: 1K or 6K miles??
  189. ('09-'13) Just changed belts
  190. ('14+) Bluetooth Handsfree Call Clarity
  191. Just bought a used 2005 Subaru Forester!
  192. ('14+) Strange creaking sound from front suspension when slow brake + turn
  193. ('03-'05) Blowing blue smoke on start up before and after head gasket job
  194. ('03-'05) Wheel noise in the summer?
  195. ('03-'05) What is a burnt exhaust valve?
  196. loping idle
  197. ('98-'00) High Idle S turbo
  198. ('09-'13) 2012 forester x at 100 k
  199. ('01-'02) need cold AC.
  200. ('09-'13) 2009 forester 2.5 SOHC Radio display blank
  201. ('06-'08) Oil cooler gasket/film replacement cost
  202. 2007 will not start
  203. ('09-'13) Wrong Oil???
  204. ('98-'00) rear seat belt
  205. 2015 forester XT A/C
  206. ('03-'05) Smelly interior
  207. (All Years) A/C Compressor Interchangeability?
  208. ('03-'05) Sunroof brackets out of alignment
  209. ('03-'05) P0457 Code Solution
  210. ('14+) Warranty and Oil Changes
  211. ('03-'05) Overheating & Spotting with KOYO Rad
  212. ('98-'00) Problem starting a 99 Subaru Forester
  213. ('09-'13) Terrible Fuel Economy
  214. ('06-'08) Check engine light and cruise control light flashing
  215. ('98-'00) Forester 1998 Hesitating After Warmup
  216. ('03-'05) is 10w40 ok?
  217. ('01-'02) Steering Wheel "Wander" After Strut Replcmnt
  218. ('03-'05) 05-Bad O2 sensor?
  219. ('06-'08) A/C compressor replaced-Now a gurgling sound
  220. ('98-'00) Electrical issue.
  221. ('14+) Any recommendation for regular maintenance in Bay area?
  222. ('09-'13) forester air conditioning, left cold, right blows warm
  223. ('14+) Play in the transmission when shifting from drive to reverse
  224. ('03-'05) 2005 Outback vent problem
  225. ('06-'08) '07 FXT Giving Misfires in Cylinders 2 and 4
  226. ('03-'05) valve adjustment with lpg
  227. ('03-'05) Interesting CEL coming on
  228. ('14+) Heated seats shut off after <5 minutes
  229. ('14+) Cold Start Timing Chain Rattle/Knocking Noise
  230. ('14+) Batteries die
  231. ('98-'00) EJ205 Turbo Workshop Manual HELP!!
  232. ('14+) Constant buzzing sound overnight
  233. ('01-'02) Forester won't start and alarm goes off randomly
  234. ('03-'05) Popping noise opening power window
  235. O2 sensor?
  236. ('14+) trouble with ignition key
  237. ('03-'05) horn sound problem
  238. ('14+) Oil drain plug socket size?
  239. ('03-'05) Heavy Feel & Jerky tranny
  240. ('14+) Windshield Washer Resevoir
  241. ('03-'05) P0302 and P0304 Subaru Forester
  242. ('03-'05) 05 Forester Transmission problem
  243. ('14+) Do i need to change the oil sooner?
  244. ('03-'05) Rust, an isolated area or hidden disaster?
  245. ('03-'05) Seat belt warning light
  246. ('14+) Where is the oil drain plug?
  247. ('09-'13) Mystery Squeal/Rattle Sound (with Videos) that Nobody Can Identify
  248. ('03-'05) So the diagnosis wasn't good...
  249. ('06-'08) Can a shredded AC belt cause a new timing belt to slip?
  250. ('09-'13) FB25 Engine Coolant Discussion