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  1. ('01-'02) 2002 - What the heck is wrong with my Forester?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    So. I'm at a complete loss here. I have an 02 Forester with about 176k miles on it. I drive for food delivery, and was backing out of a customer's driveway. Hadn't shut the car off, just backed out and started driving away. I made it about 10 feet in drive when it just crapped out on me. I've...
  2. ('01-'02) 2002 - Stereo/Speaker Upgrade Recommendations?

    Interior and Electronics
    Hi All, I’m wondering if anyone has some recommendations for a stereo & speaker upgrade for my 2002 Forester. Right now it just has stock everything so I’m looking to upgrade to something that’s USB/Bluetooth compatible. Also looking to upgrade front and back speakers. I really don’t know much...
  3. ('03-'05) 2002 MY'03 XT Exhaust Upgrades

    EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and I'm really enjoying the wealth of information that's on offer. I'm very hopefully soon to be the proud owner of a JDM 2002 2.0L XT, RH drive manual 5 speed. I'm already thinking of mods (yes, I'm running before I can walk!) I've got my eye on some WRX 5 spoke...
  4. ('01-'02) 2002 - 5MT Stuck in Gear? - SOLVED!

    Transmission and Driveline
    Hey everyone, kinda stumped on this one. My wife’s car, 2002 Subaru Forester 5MT with almost 300k, clutch done about 2k ago. Yesterday she pulled into the driveway and parked her car after driving a half an hour. She left the car in first with the parking brake on when she left. After sitting...
  5. 2002 Forester L

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! First time in a forum and looking for some advice. I’m have my much loved Forester which has already undergone 1 engine change and Now it’s over heating and loosing coolant. Everyone tells me to get rid of it :-( the car ran great again after the engine change for another 5 years...
  6. Forester project

    (not driving untill dyno tune is booked in) so dont give me poop for the current state of the vehicle lol. bit of a silly build but all for fun and knowledge growth! project so far as follows... stock apart from, k&n air filter STI intercooler Xforce catless bell mouth down pipe- 3"cattback...
  7. 2002 with 143k miles - what do you think of this motor?

    Forester Shopping
    Hi all, New member here. Thanks for such a useful forum. I'm looking at a 2002 forester with an interior that's been beautifully maintained. The dealer sent me a pic of the motor, though, and it looks kind of funky. What do you think of this? Seems like the galvanized parts have some unusual...
  8. 2002 Forester L speed sensor wire

    Lighting and Electrical
    Hi everyone, I recently bought the gauge pack that could be installed on older foresters and Imprezas, the one that includes a compass, barometer, altimeter, and exterior temp. One of the wires (the single blue one) has to be tapped into the speed sensor wire under the steering column. It is...
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