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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 02-20-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... well it looks like this is either a leaky...

Ok ... well it looks like this is either a leaky water pump, or a blown head gasket. As I said, the Head gaskets were replaced about 5k miles ago, so I'm really hoping it's the water pump.

But...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 02-20-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By MontanaMan
A compression leak-down test would check for a...

A compression leak-down test would check for a blown HG, wouldn't it?
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 02-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... I've always heard of HG leaks putting...

Ok ... I've always heard of HG leaks putting coolant into the oil, or oil into the coolant.

Can anyone point me toward an online tutorial for changing the water pump?

Thanks.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 02-20-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By MontanaMan
I just bought several months ago. It has about...

I just bought several months ago. It has about 200k miles on it.

Head gasket was supposedly replaced about 5k miles ago, along with a valve job, new rings, and new cam belt. I could actually see...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 02-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By MontanaMan
Coolant leak and foamy in the radiator?

Hello:

- 02 Forester with 2.5L motor.

There is coolant leaking in the front of the motor ... where the belts are. And there is a lot of white foam in the radiator. I couldn't see any signs of...
Forum: Suspension and Handling 11-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... thank you for all of your replies. I just...

Ok ... thank you for all of your replies. I just got back from checking on it. It is still out on the Interstate.

All of the links are straight. The only things bent are the two left wheels. ...
Forum: Suspension and Handling 11-18-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By MontanaMan
Crash-damaged rear suspension?

Hi:

My wife had an accident last night, smacked the rear driver's side against a concrete divider.

I don't have a pic, but the rear driver's wheel looks like the drive shaft has a lot of...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 11-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Poll: ('01-'02) new bottom end bearings?
Views: 744
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... thanks for that info. I've never torn...

Ok ... thanks for that info. I've never torn into a Subaru motor before, but I can see it's a flat 4, horizontally opposed motor, somewhat like an old, air-cooled VW. I rebuilt a VW motor a long...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 11-09-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Poll: ('01-'02) new bottom end bearings?
Views: 744
Posted By MontanaMan
new bottom end bearings?

'02 Forester.

Engine has 290,000 miles. The heads have been thoroughly rebuilt. New rings at the same time.

So ... the top end has about 3,000 on it, and the bottom end has about 287,000...
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-22-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
What's strange is that there's very little rust...

What's strange is that there's very little rust under the floorboards, wheel wells, etc. This plate has been welded before, and I think that is what caused the rust. The intense heat from the...
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
Yes ... by "weird," I'm assuming you mean ......

Yes ... by "weird," I'm assuming you mean ... totally messed up.
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
Thanks for your answer. Here is a pic of what...

Thanks for your answer. Here is a pic of what I'm dealing with:

http://montanasoft.com/images/jeep/latch.jpg

This thing is so loose, I'm amazed it doesn't just pull out. It flaps around...
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-22-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
The metal plate underneath the latch is broken. ...

The metal plate underneath the latch is broken. The latch itself is bolted down to that plate properly, but the entire chunk of metal plate underneath the latch is rattling around. The metal plate...
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
Anybody?

Anybody?
Forum: Interior and Electronics 09-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By MontanaMan
Anybody?

Anybody?
Forum: Brakes 09-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By MontanaMan
There is a slot near the bottom of the backing...

There is a slot near the bottom of the backing plate, with a rubber plug in it. That is the slot used to adjust the shoes with the rotor & wheel still on. You crawl under the vehicle, put a large...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical 09-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,852
Posted By MontanaMan
Thanks for your comments. If I had kept the old...

Thanks for your comments. If I had kept the old rectifier and regulator, my total cost would have been even lower for just brushes and bearings. I own a business, so I was able to sign up with a...
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-20-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
The rattling is caused by a broken mount for the...

The rattling is caused by a broken mount for the steel hook that the hatch locks onto.

Has anybody ever had this problem, or seen a writeup about it?

Thanks!
Forum: Exterior and Body 09-20-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By MontanaMan
Rear Hatch Rattling Badly ...

'02 Subaru Forester S.

The rear hatch is rattling badly. The problem is the hook thing poking up from the floor of the rear area. It is connected to a plate of metal that is broken. So the...
Forum: Interior and Electronics 09-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By MontanaMan
Factory CD player can't eject CDs.

Hi:

'02 Forester S with factory CD/Cassette player.

The stereo unit says "Subaru 6-disc CD Changer." We just bought this vehicle last month.

Here is the problem:

- We can't feed a CD...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical 09-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,852
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... here's an update. I did the rebuild, and...

Ok ... here's an update. I did the rebuild, and it wasn't too difficult. I replaced the bearings, brushes, internal regulator, and rectifier. It's basically a new alternator now. And my total...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 09-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,644
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... I just replaced mine a few days ago, and...

Ok ... I just replaced mine a few days ago, and the leak has stopped. I highly recommend doing this. Mine was leaking *really* bad.

Mine was all gunked up on the outside, so I cleaned it first...
Forum: Brakes 09-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By MontanaMan
Ok ... just thought I would update this thread. ...

Ok ... just thought I would update this thread. I pulled the rear rotors, and the e-brake shoes were inside the "hat" portion of the rotor like tallazzPilipino said. The e-brake shoes are almost...
Forum: Brakes 09-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By MontanaMan
Thanks for the reply. If there is a rear e-brake...

Thanks for the reply. If there is a rear e-brake drum, I'm thinking it might be better to adjust the rear shoes before tightening the cable. I know it's more work, but wouldn't that be the best...
Forum: Brakes 09-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By MontanaMan
2002 Forester S parking brake is loose.

Hi:

2002 Forester S with front and rear disc brakes.

The parking brake is very loose. The lever comes all the way up, and it does very little to lock the wheels.

Does the parking brake on...
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