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  1. Interior and Electronics
    I have the H621SFG650 head unit installed in my '10 Forester as shown below. I want to see what reasonable options exist when it comes to modifying/replacing the head unit. I would prefer to try to modify the software on it as that option is free. I know it has a Bluetooth receiver in it as...
  2. Forester Shopping
    Hello! I have never owned a Subaru before, but have always been interested in one. I’m in the market for a new car. I graduate from college in a week and prefer something that will last me for a long while (ideally at least 3-5 years), gets decent mileage, and can handle well in the snow. If it...
  3. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello, sorry if this is a duplicate question. I certainly could not find anything like what I'm experiencing after a lot of searching! I have a 2010 Forester with ~160k miles on it that refuses to start (at first only when below 20 degrees, and then at any temperature). I took it to a shop, and...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello All, I have an issue reading the oil dipstick on my 2010 (scouted the forum and the interwebs and was not able to find a definitive answer): if I try to read it with the vehicle off ( even leaving it overnight) the dipstick shows as overfilled ( it is actually a smear that is waaaay pass...
  5. Suspension and Handling
    Hello, I own a 2010 forester and I've been getting this weird clunking when I go over certain bumps while driving. I've narrowed it down to most likely the sway bar bushings as they haven't been replaced for the lifetime of the car (141,000mi). I was able to get the drivers side bushing...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hi all, first post here 😀 My 2010 Forester 2.5 auto shows the CEL and traction control warning light, but runs normally. The OBD codes were: P0137 O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 1 - Sensor 2) P0139 O2 Sensor Slow Response (Bank 1 – Sensor 2) The sensor wiring harness is undamaged. (The timing...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My forester begins to shake like I’m driving over a bumpy road for a few seconds when it shifts into 4th gear and then it goes away. It only happens with that gear and none of the others. Any idea what it could be?
  8. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Non-turbo, 2.5L forester started running very rough, dead mis-fire two cylinders. Shop replaced spark plugs and wires, sent us down the road. 90 miles later CEL and multiple other lights on dash lit. Took it to hometown shop, they said bad converter, sensor or two also bad. Replaced that. Drove...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, I have a 2010 with 85000 miles on body and about 4000 on a reman engine. Awhile back the engine was sputtering when accelerating between 40mph and 50mph and idling roughly. Eventuslly the p 0303 code (misfire cylinder 3 showed up) I replaced all 4 spark plugs. It looked like the...
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello All, My 2010 forester's hatch doesn't open with the key, it beeps and flashes three times but doesn't do anything. I can still open it up normally with the button on the hatch. Any ideas of what the beeping means or what to do to fix it?
  11. Motor Conversions
    Hi guys Im pretty new here and have found a 2010 forester with a blown engine. My daily is a 2006 Impreza and both are non turbo. I’m wondering about the logistics of putting the engine from my Impreza into the forester? Is it doable? If so, any complications that can come from this swap...
  12. Glass: Windows, Mirrors and Moon roofs
    I have never had a moon roof on a vehicle before. I have a 2010 XT. When I hold the button to close the moon roof is it only supposed to go a few inches at a time? Do you have to keep pressing the button? Is this normal or is mine broken? thanks
  13. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi, new person here. My 2010 Subaru Forester suddenly started doing this thing the other day where, if I'm stopped, it will suddenly do this light... jerk-sort-of thing, almost like I'm shifting gears on a manual. The first time it happened I actually thought someone had gently tapped my...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, Was curious thoughts, opinions, and possible leads here. I've had this forester, that I mostly drive for work, since it came off the lot. It has 50,000 miles on it, and I have been thinking for a little while now about building up the motor, suspension, everything. As stated above...
  15. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    During regular service a few weeks ago, I was told my head gaskets have started to leak on a 2010 Forester. I already had a head gasket repair job in 2017 at about 85,000 miles. I've had some people suggest moving on to another car, others suggest going ahead and fixing again as the car...
  16. Lighting and Electrical
    Hello all! My 2010 Subaru Forester's alternator over charged and that made the battery over charged. To fix everything it will cost just over $1000. My Subaru has been mostly perfect with only a few problems over the years. It has over 125,000 miles on it. I want an honest answer. Is it worth...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello folks, Pretty much a noob here. I`m an owner of a 2010 Forester, that is beginning to require some maintenance, most of which I try to do myself, so I am hoping that this forum will provide some useful insights and assistance. I tweak on my cars a bit, but typically only as needed, so...
  18. Suspension and Handling
    So, how interchangeable are Subaru's varying car models and their parts within a corresponding year? I have a 2010 forester that I am looking to lower a bit but Id like to stay with Subaru parts for consistency. Can I just swap some 2010 WRX struts for my current struts? If so, what issues will...
  19. Off-Road Gallery
    Here is a build log of how I built a hidden winch bumper for my Subaru Forester. makerstuffs [dot] com/2020/03/custom-winch-bumper-for-09-13-subaru-forester/ Have to edit the link above since this is my first post -__- I used a 4500lbs Synthetic winch for keeping things lightweight and I have...
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