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: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty



  1. ('03-'05) Proper coolant for our 05' 2.5X Forester?
  2. ('06-'08) 06 FXT 5 SPD misfiring
  3. ('14+) Subaru maintenance
  4. ('06-'08) In need of a head gasket replacement and P0420 CEL has been on for almost 9 months
  5. ('14+) Mystery coolant smell
  6. ('03-'05) Emergency question about wheel bearings...please help!
  7. ('14+) How often should you change CVT transmission fluid?
  8. ('14+) oil change question
  9. ('09-'13) Which oil filter non-turbo 4cyl 2011 Forester?
  10. ('03-'05) Valve adjustment
  11. ('03-'05) No timing mark on right side?
  12. ('14+) P000B 14 FXT Premium
  13. ('14+) stalling while driving
  14. 2004 2.5X - Need advice!
  15. ('14+) AC vent recirculator rattle at speed
  16. Real LOUD knock 2004 subaru FXT
  17. air conditioning module
  18. ('01-'02) Mule kick going into drive
  19. ('98-'00) Could this be the cause of poor idling
  20. 02 forester overheating.
  21. ('09-'13) Cracking Sound Coming from Cargo Area!
  22. ('14+) Extended Warranty
  23. ('98-'00) '98 S Alarm Issues
  24. Jacking Up '15XT for Tire Rotation
  25. ('09-'13) Forester check engine light ON
  26. ('06-'08) starting problem, no turnover
  27. ('03-'05) Low/Rough Idle After New Battery
  28. Can hauling gas can set off check engine light?
  29. ('09-'13) Forester check engine light on
  30. ('09-'13) Power Driver Seat removal
  31. ('98-'00) Radiator Woes: First post, think I searched forum enough , time to ask.
  32. Noise from rear of car
  33. ('09-'13) A/C grinding noise
  34. ('03-'05) FXT Power loss, CEL, flashing cruise, smoke
  35. Clutch issues
  36. ('03-'05) Subaru Forester 2004 2.5x AC malfunction is making me go crazy!
  37. ('03-'05) RPM Drop
  38. ('06-'08) Engine idling and accelerating rough
  39. Distressed Subaru Owner
  40. Warning lights!! Helpp
  41. ('98-'00) Rusted fuel line DIY repair - Please help!
  42. what size wrench for speed sensor on '99
  43. ('14+) 2014 Forester possible oil leak already please help
  44. ('14+) Creak, pop, noise above cargo area (behind headliner)?
  45. ('09-'13) Do I need radiator conditioner in '09
  46. ('03-'05) Uphill Hesitation
  47. ('01-'02) Headlight problem, please help!
  48. (All Years) Subaru Cooling System Conditioner
  49. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Exhaust Rattle
  50. ('98-'00) How to stabilize torque angle meter
  51. ('03-'05) Grabbing when turning
  52. ('06-'08) Radiator crapped out at 50K.
  53. ('06-'08) P0021 idling/running fine; comes on when using cruise control only?
  54. ('01-'02) Headlight bulb question
  55. ('01-'02) Freeze Frame Data Set from P0136 DTC Code
  56. ('14+) iphone Mutes in Forester
  57. ('98-'00) Need head gasket replaced
  58. ('14+) Ignition lock when wheels are turned
  59. ('98-'00) Burning oil?
  60. (All Years) Knock sensor Code P0328
  61. ('06-'08) Help, wrong vbelt?
  62. ('14+) Coolant odor
  63. Ac pressures
  64. ('01-'02) His n Hers Forester...same parts?
  65. ('06-'08) One-way valve removal 2006 Forester
  66. ('03-'05) 03 needs HG, I've had it 2 months - Advice Please!
  67. ('03-'05) Cracked valve Guide ( because of timing slip?)
  68. ('98-'00) 98 forester rear subframe
  69. ('14+) Dealership put in 80w90 instead of OEM spec 75w90....
  70. ('09-'13) Fuel economy issue
  71. CEL!!
  72. ('06-'08) Intermittent pull to the left
  73. ('03-'05) Tensioner Bolt Snapped and Damaged the Valves on the Engine
  74. ('03-'05) Forester Clutch Pedal Losing Pressure Intermittently
  75. ('03-'05) '05 XS Moonroof not closing
  76. early 09 Forester with a locked rear Hatch..
  77. Engine Troubles - time to say good-bye???
  78. ('03-'05) A/C compressor constant on/off problem solved
  79. ('09-'13) Pedal Vibration?
  80. Rumble strip noise and feel
  81. ('98-'00) Park lights will not turn off
  82. ('06-'08) Egr Valve Wiring harness
  83. ('98-'00) Temp guage not working
  84. Subaru forester 2003 cant be start
  85. ('09-'13) 2009 Driver's power seat tilting left
  86. ('03-'05) Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
  87. ('09-'13) Rear glass shattered, new replacements don't fit??
  88. ('09-'13) Spark Plug Replacement
  89. ('14+) Cylinder Head Valve Replacement
  90. ('14+) Knock in engine
  91. ('03-'05) OEM Thermostat
  92. ('14+) MY 13 XT Premium Engine light
  93. ('03-'05) Disconnecting driver window from motor?
  94. ('09-'13) 2010 forester - 1500rpm vibration and slow tight turn issues
  95. ('03-'05) Throwing codes with heavy loads
  96. Two quirks for my 2015 - suggestions?
  97. ('01-'02) 1999 2.2 auto swap into 2001 Forester S manual
  98. ('03-'05) P0030-h02s
  99. 2nd turbo toast @ 71k miles ??
  100. ('14+) New 2015 Forester Shaking and Smoking when Warming Up
  101. Shut-er down! HELP
  102. (All Years) Boron In Motor Oil
  103. ('03-'05) heat and ac never work in the weather they should
  104. New Subaru owner question: Car shake on warm up
  105. Engine flood from tapping brake?
  106. ('98-'00) Stalled at oil temp light started flashintg
  107. ('09-'13) 4EAT Service interval
  108. ('03-'05) another coolant leak
  109. ('03-'05) Recirc Hose Fitmnet Issues
  110. Check engine light
  111. ('03-'05) 04 FXT stopped running
  112. ('14+) 15 2.0 Xt bucking/shutter on slow accel
  113. ('09-'13) I need your helps
  114. (14+) CVT no acceleration in manual 6th gear
  115. ('01-'02) Parking lights won't turn off - not battery kill switch!
  116. ('01-'02) 2002 Forester won't rev past about 3500 after car wash
  117. ('09-'13) High Quality Timing Belt Kit
  118. EML / MIL not on..
  119. maintenance schedule
  120. felpro head gaskets
  121. ('14+) Curious, what if the dealer used the wrong wgt oil in my 2015 Premium
  122. ('03-'05) Spark Plugs and Coils
  123. ('14+) Do I need tire rotation at my first service (6months/ 3000 miles)?
  124. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester, 105,000+ miles
  125. ('09-'13) Switching to synthetic after 106,000 mi, bad idea?
  126. ('03-'05) Need maintenance and prep advice for 04FXT 4eat
  127. ('03-'05) Fog light not working...
  128. ('03-'05) fuel trim drive -24% at idle --- acceleration hesitation/boost
  129. ('14+) Hugh hesitation in accelerating, like I ran out of gas
  130. 135 miles to nearest dealer..warranty 2015
  131. ('14+) Can't decide if I should change my own oil or have dealer do it
  132. ('03-'05) fog dash light not working after xenon istallation
  133. 2003 Subaru Forester, 96,000 mi, leaking head gasket
  134. ('14+) Weird drivers window problem
  135. ('01-'02) Help me find an ac clutch/pulley bearing?
  136. ('14+) 2015 Forrester smells like burner plastic
  137. ('06-'08) High pitched squeak coming from clutch slave cylinder assembly.
  138. ('03-'05) Air Conditioner Help Forester
  139. ('14+) Fumoto Valve and warranty
  140. ('03-'05) Forester $500 Brake Job Help
  141. Warranty Questions...
  142. ('03-'05) High pitch squeal after wheel bearing change
  143. Loud clacking noise when Forester starts up
  144. ('03-'05) P0031 & p0037
  145. ('03-'05) 2005 Forester LL Bean
  146. ('14+) Air Filter Changed - Was Very Dirty
  147. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester ATF Drain or flush?
  148. ('01-'02) Loss of power / bogging with no CEL. HELP!
  149. ('06-'08) A/C leak behind TMIC: Anyone else?
  150. ('09-'13) When engine cold there's lurching and hesitation
  151. ('03-'05) Overheating?
  152. ('03-'05) I need your help once again fella's, timing belt...
  153. (All Years) EJ25.. Timing belt cover not fitting well on bottom side...
  154. ('03-'05) Crankshaft Pulley receding into engine!
  155. ('03-'05) Forester IDLE issue
  156. ('14+) 2014 Forester Proper Oil Level
  157. ('03-'05) Timing belt question
  158. (All Years) Oil filter question
  159. ('06-'08) Creaking in the Rear
  160. All cylinders misfirinh
  161. ('98-'00) Shim table for dohc engine?
  162. ('14+) Advice: dealer left oil cap off, oil on engine
  163. Replace headlight washer nozzle?
  164. ('09-'13) 2010 XT Turbo 2.5
  165. (All Years) PQIA 5W-30 Synthetic Oil Test Results
  166. (All Years) Oil sample Help.
  167. ('03-'05) 2003 XS Needs Second Head Gasket Replacement
  168. Help I'm stuck. DPF and check engine light
  169. ('06-'08) 2008 2.5X NA Valve Cover Gaskets, Spark Plug Tube Seals
  170. ('98-'00) Help! I need some advice... I'm throwing a P0303
  171. ('03-'05) Any foolproof way of reading trans. dip stick?
  172. ('14+) Question about changing oil filter without changing oil
  173. ('03-'05) Engine Carbon Cleaning the Forester
  174. ('03-'05) Hello, New Forester owner, HELP!
  175. ('14+) Severe knock/pinging along with blue smoke....
  176. ('14+) 2015 premium driver side speaker doesn't work
  177. ('98-'00) CEL CODE P0440, evap malfunction.
  178. ('06-'08) How easy/hard to remove radiator fan assembly?
  179. ('03-'05) Life after head gasket repair?
  180. ('98-'00) Forester Timing tensioner, cog broken.
  181. Rpm increase and rough idle in park
  182. ('09-'13) Turbo problem - MY'12 Diesel
  183. ('03-'05) most valuable forester motor swap ?
  184. ('98-'00) Did it correctly, made myself a ton of work??
  185. 2005 Subaru Forester overheating
  186. Not exactly new here, but.........
  187. ('09-'13) cold engine misfires (what to try next?)
  188. ('09-'13) powertrain warranty ended 20 days ago and..
  189. ('03-'05) new/used forester problems
  190. ('09-'13) 2009 Forester misfire cylinder 3&4 at high rpm
  191. 2001 Forester Transmission Problems
  192. The best...?
  193. ('14+) 15XT Hill assist, dynamic control emission control system, engine need to checked?
  194. 2015 Forester Rear Diff oil change
  195. ('14+) Noise At Cold Start When Shifting to Gear
  196. ('14+) Overfill. Fumoto Advantage
  197. ('06-'08) 2006 forester xt 5 speed fuel issue
  198. coolant explosion/leak
  199. ('09-'13) 100k maintenance and good garage in birmingham, al
  200. Location of Power Steering Resevoir 2015 Forester
  201. Warranty Fraud by dealership?
  202. ('09-'13) Best way to disable secondary injection pump??
  203. ('14+) 2015 XT Weird Shuddering, roughness while shifting
  204. ('09-'13) Subaru Forester drive belts replacement DIY CHEAPSKATE METHOD
  205. ('03-'05) Trouble starting.
  206. ('01-'02) A sad sad story...a ruined engine on a beautiful Forester
  207. Newbie with issues
  208. Driver Seat Repair - Warranty covered?
  209. ('01-'02) Intermittently not firing 1 and 3, or 2 and 4.
  210. ('03-'05) Got a head scratcher
  211. Seized Turbo Need advice ASAP
  212. ('06-'08) P0301 after Smog Check
  213. NEED HELP diagnosing a problem
  214. ('06-'08) Need some help with a problem
  215. ('03-'05) Coolant smell but cant find a leak so far
  216. ('14+) '14 vs '15 xt reliabilty/quality issues
  217. ('09-'13) 2013 with 65000 miles.....
  218. ('14+) Problem about lock the door after closed the trunk
  219. ('14+) Poor UK XT OEM battery (55D23L)
  220. ('01-'02) High Pitch Noise from Front Passenger Side Wheel
  221. ('98-'00) Help with my 1998 Forester
  222. ('03-'05) Forester Starts, No Acceleration!
  223. ('03-'05) Unknown loss of power
  224. P2102 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Low) and P0031 (HO2S Heater Control Ci
  225. ('09-'13) Smoke?! Not again!!!!!
  226. 2014 Forester Eyesight Unexpected Braking Issue
  227. Upcoming Road Trip Questions...
  228. ('09-'13) Water Leaking Into Back Of Forester?
  229. heater control circuit
  230. ('03-'05) Buying an FXT
  231. ('03-'05) Failed windshield washer check valve
  232. ('09-'13) Anyone ever have to replace crank bolt?
  233. Crossmember/subframe replacement, (among other things), possible for me to do?
  234. burning oil, no blue smoke
  235. 2005 XT - poor mpg, power loss
  236. ('09-'13) Weird noise
  237. ('98-'00) Map Sensor
  238. ('03-'05) Keyless Entry: Flashers not working
  239. ('03-'05) Took Car For Ocean Plunge - Winched Out - Fixed - Drove Off
  240. Forester stuck in park
  241. ('98-'00) 99 Forester no start, limited power and so on...
  242. '98 forester codes
  243. Drivers side window not working 2006 Forester XT
  244. ('09-'13) P0011 code
  245. ('06-'08) After Head Gasket Replacement: No Crank No Start
  246. '07 Forester Battery and brake light on.
  247. ('14+) Instrument Panel Lights
  248. High Idle When Cold
  249. ('14+) ForesterXT Knock, Power Loss
  250. 2002 Forester S makes a "clunking" sound when coasting