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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello, I recently bought a used 2001 Forester from an owner who seemed to have been taking very responsible care of it for 20 years. Within the first year of my driving it, the engine started seizing up on the highway and ultimately stalled out twice — once from overheating because I hadn't kept...
  2. Suspension and Handling
    I have a 2001 Subaru Forester and am trying to replace the dreaded rear wheel bearing. I have hand tools at my disposal. The problem: The upper bolt to the front lateral link won't budge. I've PB blasted it, torched it, and cheated the crap out of it. Before the nut completely strips out, I...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    There's a gas smell coming in the car from outside, only when a window is open while i'm driving. Doesn't matter if all the windows are wide open or if only the drivers window is open a couple of inches, it still slowly accumulates. During the winter months when i was driving with the windows...
  4. Suspension and Handling
    Hey, I have an 01 forester. Will my 07 Impreza wagon front and rear suspension fit on my forester?
  5. Offroad Suspension
    So I own a 2001 forester with 2” strut spaces and subframe spacers to even out the alignment. I’m wondering if anyone has some tips as to why my check engine light would be on? And why it looks higher in the front than the rear!?
  6. Offroad Suspension
    Hello everyone, I'm currently lifting my '01 Forester with the above mentioned springs. I got the front installed using Monroe OE spectrum struts and I'm pleased so far. However, I'm having issues installing the springs on the rear strut. The coils have a flared end that doesn't match the size...
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