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  1. Interior and Electronics
    2012 Subaru Forester AUTOMATIC Production 12/11 USDM Key will not physically come all the way back to 0-LOCK position on the ignition cylinder. It comes about 70% back from 1-ACC towards 0-LOCK. Steering wheel is not locked, can turn all the way in either direction (no matter which...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi there, I have a 2012 Subaru Forester Premium X that is throwing a P0420 code. It has a little over 225000 miles. I replaced the engine that threw misfire codes due to low compression at 223000. It is a used engine off of ebay that had 49000 miles on it. I have read a lot on the P0420 code...
  3. Brakes
    A quick guide I made to do a pad and rotor replacement on my 2012 Forester
  4. Videos
    Did your wiper get slow or stop altogether? Here is one way to fix it!
  5. Engine and Exhaust
    Hey all, I hope this isnt a stupid question but can't find help on google. Is there a difference in a newer 2.5L vs 2.5x? I found a cheaper 2.5L than a 2.5x. My 2012 2.5x has blowed a head gasket and although the block is solid. Im looking at just replacing the entire engine. Then working on...
  6. 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...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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...
  8. 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...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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...
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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...
  11. Parts For Sale or Trade
    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...
  12. Parts For Sale or Trade
    Located in Charlotte NC area. I bought the car used and replaced the radio, no issues that I’m aware of.
  13. 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...
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