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  2. New Member Introductions
    My dad has gone through so many Subarus. Model to model, it definitely got the Subaru bug stuck to me while growing up. Decided to go with this 2004 Forester in Pacifica Blue. I guess that's why I called it "Pacifica". Have lots of ideas to get this car modded and to make it more of my own...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Recently bought a 2004 Forester X, 4-speed auto, 87K miles, got it fro $1200 and seemed like a great deal and am excited to become part of the community! Recently had the timing belt replaced and fixed an oil leak. Also put in a new aftermarket head unit (quite the ordeal with the manual climate...
  4. Utility and Protection
    Hi all. I've just bought a 2004 forester for my first car and am looking to get a bull bar for it. The only option I have found is from Subarextreme but that is way out of my budget. Are there any bars off other cars that can be modified to fit, I've heard that some 100 series cruiser bars can...
  5. Brakes
    Just got a hawkeye impreza as a parts car for another Subaru and it doesn't need any of the brake system, I was wondering if it's worth changing my forester brakes to the impreza ones? Is it an upgrade or not worth the trouble?
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey guys. i have a 2004 forester xt. every time i lightly drive it and come to a stop there is a transparent white smoke coming from the passenger side of my hood scoop. i open the hood and it looks like it’s coming from the turbo. i checked it out and didn’t see any apparent leaks or cracked...
  7. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi all, I'm starting to diagnose and attempt to fix a few problems on my 2004 Forester X Auto with the intention of selling it (I recently purchased a 2006 XT :cool:). One of these problems is the transmission not being able to upshift into 3rd gear once the car has reached operating...
  8. Interior and Electronics
    Hi there! I am wondering what other year model cargo covers will fit my 2004? I have found a 2009 cargo cover for free just around the corner from me. Cheers!
  9. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi all! Just was wondering if a 2007 forester automatic transmission will fit in a 2004 xt automatic?
  10. Lighting and Electrical
    This is my first post so direct me to the correct thread if I am in the wrong here. I am installing some off-road lights on my 2004 forester xs, and I was hoping I could find switches/buttons to go in the panel where the cruise, fogs, and defrost are located. Ideally I’d get them for the 2...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I just bought a 2004 X, auto transmission, around 145k miles (234k km), and found out after buying that it has an oil leak from the head gasket. It's not leaking coolant, and it seems to be fine driving around the city and even on the highway a few times. I was planning to leave it for a few...
  12. Mountain Forum
    Salt Lake County, UT : Just bought my mostly dream budget subaru. 04 FXT 4EAT(really wanted a MT, but cant find one) It came with Invidia catted DP, Greddy Exhaust, Cobb AP, and SPT intake. My new buddy at Emissions place failed me today on my emissions because he claimed I am missing a CAT and...
  13. Members' Journals
    The smell of a fresh interior is an experience for the man trading a grand for the keys, irregardless of the vehicle's age. Fresh is something that handles differently from what he drove before; it's the worn leather (how many people slid across these seats); the sunroof he always only dreamed...
  14. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I was replacing timing belt/water pump in my 2004 xs and was putting everything back together. As I was tightening the harmonic balancer to 120 ft/lbs, the whole bolt clicked and jumped forward. Now the whole belt assembly will only turn a bit in each direction and won't make a full revolution...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So my 2004 Subaru Forester just died on me while I was driving. I checked the temperature gauge and it wasn't hot and it didn't make a noise either. It just died. Almost like the battery was dead or the serpentine belt snapped. I replaced serpentine belt, replaced the battery with new terminals...
  16. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I'm the Michigan owner of a 2004 Forester X manual with a manual transmission, 161,000 miles. I just purchased another Subaru (Outback) and decided to privately sell my trusty old Forester. I took it to my mechanic to get an overall look at the mechanical health of the vehicle, although it's...
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