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  1. ('09-'13) 2012 - Bad Throwout Bearing?

    Transmission and Driveline
    2012 Forester 2.5X 5sp Manual (A little info leading up: Over the winter when it was real cold, on startup I was hearing what I thought was some throw-out bearing noise but it stopped when the weather got warm) Anywho the past week or so on a cold start I was hearing a very faint intermittent...
  2. ('09-'13) 2012 - Outer Tie Rod Question?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Today I had to replace the driver's front CV shaft on my 2012 Forester. After undoing the strut from the knuckle and lowering the knuckle/hub assembly down far enough to get the axle out, I noticed that this caused the tie rod end to squish out maybe a teaspoon worth of grease. Should I be...
  3. The Life of Blu-Ru (A poorly told story)

    The Life of Blu-Ru (A poorly told story)

    Oh, uh...well... it's basically still bone stock with a few little goodies. The Subaru optional cargo area retractable cover Some nice thick, deep rubber floor mats (idk brand) Tow package (and a wee lil trailer hahaha) Yeah... that's pretty much it...
  4. ('09-'13) 2012 - high idle - about 2000 rpm, drops to 1000 then after 2 seconds it goes back up?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hello I have a 2012 Forester and it has a high idle,it idles about 2000 rpm and if I tap the gas pedal it will drop down to 1000 then after about 2 seconds it goes back up, I tried many times to relearn the idle,I checked for a vacuum leak,no leak found,replaced the map sensor and the Mass air...
  5. ('09-'13) 2012 - starts, then immediately stalls, no dummy lights? - Updated!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi! Newb here, and I just got this forester 2 days ago, drove it home Saturday, didn't leave the house sunday then drove over 100 miles today (monday). It was a kind of rough start this morning but ran fine, no issues at all then on my way home this evening I was less than 3 blocks from the...
  6. FS: (For Sale) 2009-2012 Forester - New mats and used trunk cover for sale!

    Parts For Sale
    Brand new unopened, still in package, genuine Subaru floor mats will fit a 2009 - 2013 Forester. Off- black. (on line they sell for $72. Will take $50) Trunk cover (for 2010-2012 Forester) in used condition. (on line sell new for $135, will take $55) BOTH for $99 Pick up NY metro area or will...
  7. 2012 factory radio $50

    Parts For Sale
    Located in Charlotte NC area. I bought the car used and replaced the radio, no issues that I’m aware of.
  8. Buying a 2011 Subaru Forester or a 2010/2012

    General Forum
    G'day, Looking to buy my first Forester in the next couple of weeks. Was pretty set on a 2011 model - until i read up online that they can often have a few more problems then 12' or 10' models - mainly to do with engine/oil problems. Could anyone shed some light on this? Am i better to go with...