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  1. Interior and Electronics
    Hi guys, I just bought a Forester 2009 and owner forgot to tell me about alarm code. Whenever I enter the car alarm blows out and will deactivate just if I turn the switch on. I have replaced the battery thinking it was a battery issue but the key wont turn the alarm off however. Could you...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I neglected to follow the manufactures instructions for replacement of the timing belt every 105000 miles and of course my timing belts snaps destroying my valves, Long story short after undertaking the project and learning a whole lot about EJ25's I managed to get it all back running , only...
  3. Air Conditioning and Ventilation
    Towards the end of summer I noticed that the driver’s side a/c wasn’t cool but the passenger side was extremely cool later to weaken. Now that it is winter, every time I turn left I get a blast of hot air. I do not have duel heat or a/c for passenger/driver’s side controls. My mechanic is...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    So my 2009 forester was in neutral idle while i ran i to store not even 1 min later my car died. I then tried to restart car and it would crank but not start. I hace changed every sensor there is and timing still wont start. Finally i find out i have absolutely zero compression coning from any...
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    My trusty 3rd Subaru and second Forester has blown its timing belt 225k miles while driving a few weeks ago. Timing Belt kit was done at 136,000, I knew it was coming up for replacement and I was pushing it. I obviously have leaky gaskets too and also realized I would need to replace gaskets...
  6. Motor Conversions
    My friend has an 09 n/a forester and wants to turbo charge it what would be the best plan to go forward with the mod I'm thinking Either by harvesting parts from a forester xt same year, getting after market parts, or just doing an engine swap if it's a good idea to go with a swap what would be...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My Subaru initially had a California emissions catalytic converter. The converter now needs replacing and I was wondering if it would cause an error code if I replaced it with a non California emissions catalytic converter. Any experience?
  8. Members' Journals
    Hello! This is my first Subaru. I'm going to try to log this journey to (hopefully) lots of miles. I bought Moose in July 2020. He is a 2009 Forester X with just under 165,000 miles. Carfax report showed regular dealership services throughout his life, from Alaska to Iowa and now Nebraska...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Greetings, I have a 2009 Forester 150k miles that throws a P0420 code, it happened 4 times over the course of six months and has gone away after a few days until now. No symptoms of other issues, just the code and loss of cruise. A few questions. Is it worth trying to replace O2 sensor first to...
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    So I'm starting to wonder if this is a common problem with my make. I have a 2009 Forester and so far I've had two spark plugs blow out. From each head!! The first one was driver's side front, tried the helicoil and failed so ended up replacing the head. And now it has happened again on the...
  11. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello, I have a 2009, 250K mile MT. Recently for the past couple of months I noticed a clunking sound coming from the front end when turning hard left or right AFTER driving for 40 mins or so. It wont happen when I first start the car. I read that it could be torque binding, fwd fuse, an...
  12. Motor Conversions
    Hello, So a few months ago my Forester engine got a rod knock...so the engine is toast...kinda. I am looking at a 2011 N/A Impreza engine from a wrecking yard to swap in (pictures show it was a rear end collision so it should be fine). Will it fit? I believe those are the ej253, but I only have...
  13. Transmission and Driveline
    So, i decided to go off road for the first time and found out that at times a wheel will spin freely with no torque or power transferred to the side with traction. Now my 09 Forester is totally stock with no modification and it has an automatic transmission. I understand that this 09 Forester...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, my name is Andy, and I am new around these parts. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the community and ask a couple questions. A bit about myself; I work as a mechanic for Caterpillar Construction Equipment. I spend my spare time skateboarding, creating art and more...
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