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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Sorry for the formatting im on PC i recently picked up an 04 Forester X 5 speed manual with 155k miles on it. i have a growling noise (which i believe is coming from the rear end area, not 100% sure though). it sounds very much so like a wheel bearing, HOWEVER, it only happens between...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Wassup y’all, I got a 2004 Forester X all stock except for some exterior rally mods I put on but I’ve been waiting to get my wheels and tires to start adding some things to the engine. I’ve only had it for about 2 months and when I bought it I was told gauge cluster was changed and that It...
  3. Suspension and Handling
    Theres currently a good deal on Whiteline suspension parts in Aus atm so I'm going to buy a few bits and bobs. My 2004 FXT is mainly stock other than the Pedders rear springs/struts the previous owner had installed. This is what I'm looking at buying: Kings Lowered SG Forester Springs (lowers...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey everyone, I’m in desperate need of some help with my 2004 Subaru Forester XT. (250,000kms) I bought it about a month ago and it has a couple months old (supposedly) TD05 turbo. He also gave me the old turbo which blew so at least I know he must of replaced it. Has an annoying crack and pop...
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hello all, I am posting here as a last resort after searching the internet for advice on this terrible situation that I am currently in. I reside in Reno, NV. I drove to San Francisco last friday with no issues at all. Got 23 mpg and almost 300 miles on my tank for the first time ever since...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Greetings I'm new to this site and currently a owner of a 04 Forester XT 2.5L 5 speed and so far I'm not impressed. The vehicle has 98k miles on it and it has a few issues with it that makes it no fun, I'm hoping more experienced users can help me out. I paid 6200 for it and I wanted to know if...
  7. Brakes
    Dear Forester Community, I've run through the diagnostics procedure for a DTC 38 (Abnormal Outlet Solenoid Valve Circuit(s) in ABSCM&H/U Steps 1 through 3 (Input voltage fine, Ground circuit fine - no obvious poor contact in connectors, etc.) I'm now at Step 4 which is reset & I still get a...
  8. Motor Conversions
    Hello everyone, I currently daily drive a 2006 Forester. I also have another 2006 Forester “parts car” with no motor. I recently came across a 2004 Forester for sale cheap as it has front end damage, but engine and drive train it fine. It has low mileage but I’ve done some research and I’m not...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I got my Fozzy in September '17 and starting having this bizarre issue where the engine heat sensor goes from normal temps, to almost in the red, and then sometimes the needle is all the way as far as it can go. And then a moment later it's back to the mid-line. I talked to a Subaru specialist...
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  11. Some gold I found on old phones.. (updated)

    A few old goodies I dug up from some old phones n stuff. Stacie is an 04 FXT with nothing much extra; an STI intercooler, cobb downpipe, wrx resonator and straightpiped 3" out to a 3.5" tip. I wish there was an option to upload video clips, had one I was gonna upload of her first winter...
  12. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Im pretty damn new here but I need to order a harmonic balancer crankshaft pulley for my 2004 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 X AWD and I want to make sure I get the right part. Anyone know of a good place to find one? and is aftermarket safe to install? Thank you - noob here.
  13. Members' Journals
    I have had a forester xt since June 2019, after spending too much on it and with plans to spend even more 🙄 I found a forester sti for sale for a what I believe to be a good price, after a trip to view it I left a deposit and I was a proud owner of a 2004 fsti. its at 340bhp at 1.3bar HKS air...
  14. Cooling Systems
    hey there! I just bought a used forester 2004 and have to do some work on it. this will be my first time changing radiator hoses so I just want to get some opinions before i get started. I've read a lot about avoiding tightening the clamps too tight, which makes sense. My question is how do I...
  15. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Short story: 2004 EJ205 Forester 2.0 Turbo will now hardly pull at all below 3500RPM, and I am struggling even to increase the RPM when flooring the throttle. I achieve increased RPM eventually by pumping the throttle. See this video: In the beginning of the video I simply press the gas pedal...
  16. Members' Journals
    I stumbled upon this site while looking for tips on how best to fit out a Forester as a camper, and my first thought was, "Of course there's a site for Forester people" 😁 Anyway, my Foz is a blue Plain Jane '04, bought second-hand for $3500 last fall with all of her 105,000-mile maintenance...
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