Subaru Forester Owners Forum banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-20 of 39 Results
  1. Brakes
    Hi All, I am getting a loud rubbing sound when applying the brakes in my Subaru Forester. This started happening all of a sudden a day or two before. There is no vibration when applying the brakes though. The sound happens at all speeds and only stops when the vehicle stops or I take my foot...
  2. Brakes
    Did a brake job yesterday in which I replaced front and rear pads and rotors. First time doing brakes on a Subaru. I started with the front passenger side, then front driver side, then rear driver side, then rear passenger side. Probably bad advice, but I was told not to worry about bleeding...
  3. Brakes
    Never been satisfied with the stock brake setup, was not very confidence inspiring to say the least.. decided to upgrade and wow what a massive difference it makes! Went with GC8 WRX brake callipers (Fronts only), HEL braided brake lines, DBA T2 slotted rotors, and Intima "SR" street/track...
  4. Brakes
    My 22 Forester Sport with 7300 miles (delivered mid January 2022) just started making a loud pop from the left rear while braking when backing up. I immediately took it to the dealer and even without an appointment they had a tech with me in under 20 minutes. The tech test drove it with me...
  5. Brakes
    Hey guys I recently picked up a 2006 Crosssports that has been imported to aus, it’s been running great and I’ve been loving it but recent I’ve started to notice a slight grinding noise from the rear to which I figured it was the rotors and or the brake pads, I was just wondering if anyone can...
  6. Brakes
    Hey friends, I'm starting to lose my mind as I've taken the wheel, rotor, caliper and pads off and back together 4 times in the last 2 days. I've had this persistent sound coming from this wheel. I knew I had a seized caliper pin, so I just replaced it and thought I would be good to go. but...
  7. Towing and Hauling
    Recommendations for a brake controller for my 2022 Wilderness. Installing factory OEM hitch and will be towing an 14ft all aluminum tandem enclosed trailer. Trailer and contents will approach 3000 pounds, and will require electronic braking. Hitch came with factory wiring tap for 4 pin connecter...
  8. Brakes
    ‘16 Forester Prem 79k mi. Subaru says brakes are good. My brakes shudder/vibrate only when slowing from 60mph+ and I think only going downhill, vibration stops below about 40mph. Vibration is moderate, gets worse the harder I brake, and does appreciably extend stopping distance. I can slow from...
  9. Brakes
    Does anybody know why the brake pedals spring back so much on the 2022's? I posted this in the general forum but nobody answered. Might be a dumb question. Test drove 2 2022's - a base and a premium. They both have a weirdly forceful spring-back when you release the brake. Have not...
  10. Forester Shopping
    Does anybody know why the brake pedals in the 22's spring back so much compared to the previous models? I just test drove two - a base model and a premium - and both vehicles had the same thing. After you press the brake, the pedal's return is oddly forceful, pushing back against your foot...
  11. Brakes
    I have a new to me 2006 Forester X and I noticed my brakes acting funny. Getting full pressure most times, and barely any at others, so I decided to look at the master cylinder. I noticed under the screen, there was a yellow round cylinder inside and kind of floating in the master cylinder...
  12. Interior and Electronics
    Hello all, As you know, there is a safety interlock between the brake pedal and the automatic transmission. You can't shift from Park to Drive unless you are pressing the brake pedal. Well, I've got an annoying rattle in the central console from the interlock mechanism at the gear selector...
  13. Brakes
    I purchased a used 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5 i premium and have been having braking issues. I have been to firestone twice with some improvement as they did not seem to see the problem. It was very dangerous as the braking distance was initially unsafe. I have switched to Brakes Plus- they...
  14. Brakes
    Hi all, After getting the brakes completely redone on my 07 2.5AT X, the ABS light came on. I know why, and I'm going to fix it soon (my dad says I need a new spider gear or something along the lines of that) but will Sym. AWD still kick on if the ABS light is on? I live in NE Ohio, the snow...
  15. Brakes
    Hey everyone, I bought a 2002 forester as a nice lil daily to fix up, and the front brake's banjo bolts need to be replaced (Along with the brakes and calipers, lol). I've been having a hard time trying to find the right size bolt. I saw someone with a 2004 WRX that said the size was M10x1.0...
  16. Brakes
    Mystery noise! Please turn up the volume and have a listen. What is going on with the braking? On a hill, not going very fast, not braking too fast or hard, and not raining. This is a 2018 Forester we are test driving and the dealer mechanic and salesperson claims this is “normal.” I...
  17. Brakes
    Hi Everyone, I recently ordered some centric premium rotors from Amazon, but noticed some small imperfections upon arrival. This will be my first time replacing brake pads and rotors on my own, so I'm not sure if what I'm seeing is OK or if I should send them back. The rear rotors have a...
  18. Brakes
    So as the title says…. It all started a few months ago after having my brakes done (not immediately after, just giving reference to the fact that these are new pads etc.) on my 2016 forester. It started minuscule enough, when getting in the car to go to work at 5 am they would squeak randomly...
  19. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Strangest thing. Husband replaced brakes months ago.. no problems. Axles need replacement as well as an odd clutch issue. Car was running ok with exception of feeling like clutch pedal sticking about 1/2 way. Stopped at store and car wouldn’t go anywhere. Went back next day for car and it...
  20. Brakes
    Made a huge mistake today and drove with my parking brake at least partially on. Went about 10 miles, half the time on the freeway going about 60 mph. I didn't notice it driving differently, or hear any odd noises while driving, but when I stopped and got out I definitely noticed a smell. It...
1-20 of 39 Results
Top