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  1. ('19+) 2020 - Sharp Beep/chime sound after 10-15 seconds engine starts (video)?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi. I got my new Forester 2020 about a week ago, This week I found out that occasionally after I start the engine, about 10-12 seconds later, there is continuous sharp beep sound (beep sound seems from the lower steering wheel / above my knees), NO warning message on the combination meter...
  2. ('14-'18) 2016 - Rough Cold Start (video)?

    FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    I got my car just about one year ago at this point and it's sitting at around 65,000 miles but I've had this sound on start up for as long as I can remember. I tried looking up similar problems but can only find stuff related to the chain which I don't believe is the same issue. It only happens...
  3. ('03-'05) 2004 - Slight engine wobble at roughly 2000 rpm? - SOLVED!

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I have just bought a 2004 forester 2.5 xs. Im just noticing a wobble when the car is at around 2k rpm, there is no noise and the car runs quietly. I did notice when the aircon goes on it seems to encourage the wobble and when I take my foot off the accelerator it will stop wobbling. the car is...
  4. ('09-'13) what engine fits 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX? currently has 2.5L H4 FI DOHC 16V NF4

    Engine and Exhaust
    I have a 2012 Subaru Impreza Wrx and the engine died on me. I'm looking to replace it and wanted to know what other Subaru had the same engine that fits(years make model)? also, are DOHC and SOHC compatible?
  5. When will I need to recondition the engine?

    Forester Shopping
    I'm looking to buy my 4th Forester since 2003. I saw these two for sale but am wondering how long the engines are likely to last. 2016 2.5 litre, 144,000 km/ 90,000 miles; and 2014 2 litre, 100,000 km / 60,000 miles. Maintenance history looks good. I always bought new 2.5 litre Foresters...
  6. ('03-'05) 2004 - HELP!!! Forester died while driving?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    So my 2004 Subaru Forester just died on me while I was driving. I checked the temperature gauge and it wasn't hot and it didn't make a noise either. It just died. Almost like the battery was dead or the serpentine belt snapped. I replaced serpentine belt, replaced the battery with new terminals...
  7. ('98-'00) 2000 - EJ20 non-turbo rumbling burbling sound at 2800-2900 rpm?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I noticed that my EJ20 non-turbo Forester (5 speed manual) has a continous deep rumbling sound at ca. 2900 RPM. It is independent from gear, speed, temperature, load, and it is not a noise, but the engine/exhaust itself in operation. You can say that, Its a Subaru, why i not enjoy the boxer...
  8. ('03-'05) 2005 - cranks but won't start on cold days >also> high idle when I shift into neutral?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    hey guys, so I have a 2005 Forester manual 5speed that wont start in the cold. First a little info on the car, I bought it in the spring of this year in New York and replaced the steering rack a few months later. The car has 150,000 miles on it but has a second engine put in from the previous...