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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a used 2015 Forester Premium 2.5 that I recently bought from CarMax and I believe is having CVT failure. I am outside the return period, and days away from their 90 warranty period. I took it on a trip to the mountains in New Mexico and began to have issues with it lagging when I hit the...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    So I'm at 98k miles for my forester, i pretty consistently have issues with the CVT lagging when going into gear, definitely not as severe as some others on this forum, usually it's about 3-4 seconds at most. But I am a little concerned it's getting worse. Is this something the dealer would look...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I just took a camping trip in my 2015 2.5i that involved some long climbs on desert highways, and I finally managed to heat my engine and transmission up to the point of getting an AT Temp warning light. The oil temperature got up to 260 F. I pulled over, slowed down and got the temperature back...
  4. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 2016 Forester 2.5i. It was bought directly from a dealer with 9,000 miles on it. It was a dealer-used car. It has about 68,000 miles on it. I bought an e-bike and am being told the only bike racks that will hold it securely are the ones that go on a hitch. Even my husband said that...
  5. Transmission and Driveline
    My local dealership in So. Cal. charges $290 for a drain and fill. I don't buy the lifetime fluid fantasy story. Should I let the dealer do it? I have changed AT fluid in the past on other brands. I don't think it is that different except this time I need a pump and CVTF. The access to the...
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  6. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 112k miles on my 2014 FXT, and I thought it time to do the drain and fill procedure before the winter. I levelled the car, drained the fluid, filled the transmission cold, temporarily tightened the fill port bolt, brought the transmission up to 100F, topped off the cvt fluid until...
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  7. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello, I have been a regular reader of this forum since I bought my 2016 Forester 2.5i Limited. It has 80,000 miles on it and I just experienced my first issue since buying it at 76,000. I was driving on a 45 mph road and turned off onto an exit ramp and stopped at a red light. The vehicle...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    Well this is a pretty simple one, I have seen a few guys with coolers for their CVT transmissions, and I'm wondering if that's something worth doing? Will it improve the life span, or is this just a thing if you live in a super hot climate?
  9. Transmission and Driveline
    Our beloved Fozz was getting some symptoms around 30k and we took it in to get looked at at the dealership and sure enough the CVT is out. Dealership said they will be covering it since it’s under warranty. Symptoms -noticeably slow acceleration, and then came a ticking sound when the car was in...
  10. Engine Management, Tuning and Datalogging
    I have to replace the muffler on my Forester... & I got the idea to upgrade the exhaust system & the air intake at the same time :) 1. Invidia Q300 Catback Exhaust 2. Mishimoto CVT Catted J-Pipe 3. Mishimoto CAI 4. GrimmSpeed WRX/FA20 15+ EBCS 5. Cobb Accessport – most likely with eTune after...
  11. Transmission and Driveline
    My 2020 Subaru Forester has a CVT and I've noticed issues with it since I bought it a year ago. If I'm coasting or sometimes just slowing down under 20mph, I'll feel the car jerk forward. It's like a very rough transition from 2nd to 1st gear. I'm new to CVTs and thought they didn't have gears...
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  12. Transmission and Driveline
    I just wanted to see if any members on here have had experience with similar things to this. So I've had my 2014 Forester 2.5i Premium for a few years now and it has been great. Although it was getting up there on the miles and I had heard from others that I could run into issues with the CVT...
  13. Transmission and Driveline
    Does anyone have experience installing the SUBARU TS JDM CVT TRANSMISSION COOLER KIT on a 2014 FXT Touring: https://www.subispeed.com/part/45512sg000-kit-subaru-ts-jdm-cvt-transmission-cooler-kit-2014-2018-forester-xt?aamail=1&aarule=7195&aacartid=5a95e3c6-c0b4-1297-c6a9-e15a4949e261#.YJLndS1h3hw
  14. Transmission and Driveline
    So eventually down the line I'm looking to swap my CVT to a manual. While this is a way away I do like everything about my 2017 premium the price difference between an out of warranty CVT and a manual to be a big factor in my thought process. My question is: How difficult would it be? Being that...
  15. Transmission and Driveline
    I've searched the forum but haven't found much. I have a 2019 Forester Touring and am looking to monitor my CVT temperature with an iOS device. Can anyone recommend a reader/app combo that works with iPhone or iPad? Is there even a CVT temp monitor that reads the actual temperature?
  16. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 2015 FXT that I bought recently with 90K miles on it. Everything checked out on inspection. I added a Cobb Stage 1 OTS map and did Danoz fix to prevent boost leak, the vehicle has no other performance mods. I’m in AZ and I noticed the transmission would run hot up to about 230F on...
  17. Transmission and Driveline
    It makes me sick to my stomach to post this, but I think I may be having ANOTHER problem with a Subaru CVT. I traded in my 2016 Outback Limited with 73K miles that was showing all the signs of an impending CVT failure to buy this car, with the promise that the Subaru CVT challenges were...
  18. Transmission and Driveline
    My transmission is being fully replaced under warranty at a dealership. It sounded like a loud whirring or flapping that disappeared above 40km/h, but was loud at low speeds, especially when coming to a stop. Sound was wheel-speed-dependent, not RPM-dependent. Noise was present in D, N, and R...
  19. New Member Introductions
    I'm new to all of this. Never posted in a forum before, never owned a subaru, and never tried modifying my car with aftermarket parts. With that being said, I'm pretty excited about it. I have a '17 2.5i premium with the cvt. No turbo and not the highest trim package. I still hope to take it...
  20. Dealer/Vendor Reviews
    I took my 2003 Forester into AndrewTech to have a wheel bearing replaced. Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied with their service. Over the phone, they were extremely helpful and responsive. Once I scheduled a time to bring the car in, it was fixed the same day. When they ran into issues with...
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