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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi All! Does anyone know the original code for the outside CV joint for my forester SG 2003? I see online that it probably has 27 teeth instead of 25 but cannot find anything else that leads me to buy the correct part online. If anyone knows the correct dimensions(cm) it would help a lot...
  2. Exterior and Body
    I need to replace the left front fender liner (mud guard) on my 2003 Forester. I want to know the exact clips (and names) I need to get the job done, and where they secure the finder liner (mud guard) to the fender, wheel well, bumper cover, etc? I know Ace Hardware sells clips in there...
  3. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hi All, Just bought a 2003 FXT 2.0 ej20 8 months ago(it was 122k km, always serviced ahead of time in official mechanic from subaru). lately I have been experiencing a rattle when i rev the engine, while stopped. it rattles between 3000 and 2000 rpm, when i take the foot out and it returns to...
  4. Forester Shopping
    I am looking at an 03 with 167,000 miles on it for $2.9k. Craigslist ad. Sold by the mechanic who just replaced the head gasket, timing belt, water pump, and valve cover gasket. That was all done in the last two weeks. Both the exterior and interior look great. No rust. No irregular noises. It...
  5. Motor Conversions
    Hi Guys, I have been trekking around the Snowy Mountains in Australia in a stock 2001 2.0l Manual Forester which now has 320,000kms on it but still running well. This week a wrecked 2003 2.5l manual came up for sale with just over 100,000kms on it so I snapped it up thinking I would rip the...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I recently picked up a 03 Forester. I’ve been returning the exhaust system back to stock and I’ve that I’m missing a piece. The muffler hangs from two rubber hangers, the right one connects up to a stud on the frame but there is nothing for the left one to connect to. I suspect there is a...
  7. Cooling Systems
    Hey everyone, really really new to this page and foresters in general, Recently acquired a 2003 XS foz, I’ve had it for about a month and a half it’s In pretty good nick for how old it is. The previous owner took it in to replace all belts and a few other things about 6 months before I bought...
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