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  1. ('09-'13) 2013 - Oil Use - sTrAnGe

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    That makes sense. You can buy a lot of oil for 2K. Some have experimented with thicker oil to slow the bleeding down. If you're in a warmer part of the country, that could be an option for you or maybe a good summer option.
  2. ('03-'05) 2005 - P0453 preventing me from passing inspection

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    You're welcome. Glad to help. No, it just indicates where it goes into the ECM, unfortunately. You could put a multimeter on those three legs. If I had to guess, one is likely ground, one + and the third signal. That + signal is most likely 12V because there wouldn't be a lot of room for...
  3. Single clicking noise when stopping

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Your 09 is still under warranty? Noises can be tricky to find but one would imagine a dealer would have experience locating them..
  4. Single clicking noise when stopping

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Under the dashboard? Look under the hood and see if you can find this piece. It is located between the transmission/engine and fire wall. It is called the pitch stopper. It usually makes noise when you drive the car a bit more spirited but, when loose, could make noise. It basically is something...
  5. Single clicking noise when stopping

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Try standing outside of the car as someone drives it by you in a parking lot to see if you can isolate it to a corner. Then take the tire off and see if there's anything loose related to the brakes, like the caliper bracket, etc. It could also be strut related. They can make noise like that.
  6. ('09-'13) 2013 - Oil Use - sTrAnGe

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    If you don't drop oil, you're likely burning it and not one of those things would fix your issue. I think all those things are odd and ends. IF that's all they would need to replace, it wouldn't take 13 hours or 2K either. I'm very skeptical of that estimate. Perhaps find a good independent...
  7. ('03-'05) Clutch on 2004 forester

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Maybe it was installed incorrectly or some cheap aftermarket clutch? Difficult to say without any certainty..
  8. Single clicking noise when stopping

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Maybe take a video and post a link here. It is difficult enough to diagnose cars, even more remotely and yet even more diffcult when we don't know what it sounds like.
  9. ('14-'18) 2018 - Doors auto locked trapping me inside car?

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    I may leave the house without my wallet or keys but never without a pocketknife.
  10. ('14-'18) 2018 - Doors auto locked trapping me inside car?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have one of these in all our vehicles. You never know.
  11. ('03-'05) 2005 - P0453 preventing me from passing inspection

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have never had to deal with that code but found this in my 2005 manual. Let me see if I can find the section on removal of that sucker. Edit: some more stuff related from the service manual. That item 34 certainly looks like the part you're after. I've taken fuel pumps out by means of an...
  12. ('09-'13) 2010 - Cooling fans not running?

    Cooling Systems
    Btw, this may be obvious but do not drive or idle that car long unless you have those fans working properly. Edit: I don't have a schematic to your exact year but suspect it hasn't changed all that much. They have two separate relays; one for the main and one for the sub relay. Then they have...
  13. ('09-'13) 2010 - Cooling fans not running?

    Cooling Systems
    With the AC on, all cooling fans are supposed to turn on so it isn't the temperature sensor. First things first: are they hooked up?
  14. ('09-'13) 2010 - Radio screen not working, no sound - aftermarket radio?

    Interior and Electronics
    eBay can be your friend.
  15. ('09-'13) 2011 - How easy is it to steal a SH Forester - get an aftermarket alarm or OEM good enough?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    If someone wants your car, they'll take it: encrypted key or not. They could use a two way OBD2 tool and reprogram your ECU to accept their key. That can be done in seconds. Make it difficult to steal your car, if you're really worried about that sort of thing. You could put simple hidden...
  16. ('14-'18) 2017 - Air conditioning stopped working completely? (video)

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    That part being activated is the AC clutch. The noise may travel but you say you hear it more in the cabin? Isn't your 17 still under warranty? If so, take it to the dealer.
  17. ('09-'13) 2010 - Cooling fans not running?

    Cooling Systems
    Do they come on when you turn the AC on?
  18. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester XT - How to check timing

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    If you're in doubt, you may want to pull the main pulley and covers off. Subaru engines are a bit noisier, especially on cold start, but I'm sure you know that.
  19. ('09-'13) 2009 X SOHC Timing belt teeth

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I've seen that drawing too and it also didn't make much sense to me. I align the pulley marks and mark the old belt with a silver sharpie. Then compare it to the new belt, put in on the same way. Never had an issue.
  20. ('19+) 2020 - Rat got into my NEW Forester! - advice/suggestions?

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    Not to gravedig, but was goofing off at work, watching my favorite on line mechanic where he's fixing rodent damage by replacing the damaged wires and wrapping it with Rodent Repellant Tape. The existence of this stuff is news to me. Figured to post it here, in case someone needs it.
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