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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    I am working on my daughters 2006 Forester XS automatic. LLBean edition if that matters at all. replaced transmission filter (OEM) and fluid (OEM), as well as the forward differential fluid (OEM). Now I notice when going into reverse there is a groan/gravel sound, sometimes a clunk but not a...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 2002 Subaru Forester that I just put a brand new engine in over 8 thousand miles ago. It has 228k on it. Since then it’s been a great car, besides the fact that the transmission acts up sometimes, and tonight it left me alongside the road. After going up a steep hill (55-60 MPH), and...
  3. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi there! So I have a 98 Automatic Forester L that I just bought. It has a lag in between gears when it shifts, which the mechanic I took it to before buying said wasn't an issue. However, it has started to run pretty rich (fairly recently, haven't been able to do the exact math yet). Then last...
  4. Motor Conversions
    Looking to swap a 06 manual EJ253 engine into a 2010 outback EJ253 that’s an auto. The outback has blown headgaskets and needs some other work. Would the engine from 2006 forester fit in the 2010 outback since they are both an EJ253? Or maybe at least the block? I know there was some changes to...
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