Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plymouth, Minnesota
Car Year: 03
Car Model: Forester
Transmission: 5 MT
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
It has many more miles if well taken care of. Timing belt and all associated idlers, tensioners and water pump should be replaced. I Also suggest re sealing the oil pump and changing the crank and cam shaft seals at the same time as the timing belt-cheap, and easy, and you already have access to the seals with the timing belt off. If the headgaskets are bad too, do those at the same time.
Double check that the radiator isn't leaking or has cracks on the plastic endtanks of it. Those can fail occasionally at high miles.
Wheel bearings might be bad, but that generally was only the early generation forester (98-02).
Getting an inspection at a Subaru dealership or Subaru Independent shop will quickly reveal any problems with it. Not too much goes wrong on the forester....
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