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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, my daughter was gifted a 2003 Subaru Forrester. 2.5 XS. We’ve done some work to the whole braking system, tires, etc and muffler... Anyway, it has a single key but I don’t know if whether or not this car originally had a electronic key fob and if I order one that comes with programming...
  2. Suspension and Handling
    Just recently got a 2003 Forester XS and am looking to lower it by about 2-3 inches. I've seen posts about replacing the struts in it with stock struts from a WRX. I went on RockAuto and couldn't find a WRX model, only Impreza. I would imagine that the struts are the same but I'm a bit new to...
  3. Air Conditioning and Ventilation
    Hey all, I'm new to car repairs so can't get too technical. But I'm pretty good at following technical instructions so am hoping to be able to learn how to fix this issue myself. (Just changed my alternator for the first time so getting to grips with under the hood slowly.) I've bought a used...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello yall, I have a 2003 forester xs that has a horrible oil leak from 2 places, one from the oil pan which has a small hole that's been rusted out, and one I can't seem to find the name of this piece located anywhere, I attached photos of the part and also circled it to stop confusion on which...
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