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  1. ('03-'05) 2004 - Dash Buttons for off road lights?

    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...
  2. ('03-'05) 2004 - Is it worth replacing head gasket?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...
  3. 2004 Forester XT with some mods - SL County Emissions?

    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...
  4. ('03-'05) Getting Rubi on the Road

    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...
  5. ('03-'05) 2004 - Harmonic Balancer Overtightened?

    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...
  6. ('03-'05) 2004 - HELP!!! Forester died while driving?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...
  7. ('03-'05) 2004 - My mechanic said only fit for junking - advice for a logical next step?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...