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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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HELP PLEASE!!!

I need some help. I was driving the other day and my forester started to lose power while I was going up hills. Everything else seems just fine while moving, it's just as I start to go up any sort of hill it seems to acceleration. I did notice once that it would go thru the gears and then stay around 4000 rpm and not shift until I take my foot off the gas. Anyways any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 10:40 AM
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For others, it is a 1999 Forester S (from the OPs profile).

What kind of mileage/km?

His - 08 X Prem 5mt
Hers - 08 X 4EAT
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My 1st thought is catalytic converter. Going uphill is usually where you will 1st notice a problem as debris falls back to cause a blockage. Try gently tapping on it with a hammer and listen for sounds of anything loose. That's just where I would start looking 1st based on what you described. Good luck.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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it is a 1999. probably around 150 km. mot to sure off the top of my head.
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I have had a similar problem with a previous subaru. It turned out to be simply the ignition wires insulation getting old and grounding out. But that was pre-ODBII. I would think the same problem today would cause a check engine light to activate.

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I would try your fuel filter to start, it can become a chokepoint when it needs to be changed. It's easy and cheap.

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