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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    Trans went out in my 2010 XT and wanting to know what years/models I can use as replacement. I will change rear also if needed, don't care if gearing changes or not. Can't find any real info of whats the same or different in the 4eats that would or would not alllow them to interchange.
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    1999 Forester S 200,000 miles ej25. First Subaru. Car drives fine but idles terrible. Shaking misfire idle. I’ve been chasing the misfire for a bit now. CEL will say p0304. Compression test comes back 60ish psi. Leak down test has air leaking from exhaust. Timing is perfect. Belt is newish. So...
  3. Parts Wanted
    Hi! Looking for a nice used INVIDIA Q300 EXHAUST / HS08SW4GT3 for my 2014 Forester XT.... maybe someone's changed their mind?? Bonus points for northern New Mexico / Colorado area...
  4. Interior and Electronics
    Hello, New to the community. Just wanted this out there so if other people had this problem they could show their dealership for warranty purposes. 2019 Forester Sport leather seat cracking on driver side. Vehicle only has a little over 30,000 miles on it. Dealership was skeptical about taking...
  5. Glass: Windows, Mirrors and Moon roofs
    Hello guys, I have a Subaru Forester 2020 and it has 5000 miles / 8000 KMs on it. Today, when I went on a road trip to the contryside, I started hearing some crackling/popping noise from the windshield. The location of the sound from the windshield is random, meaning that it comes sometimes...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I have a ‘19 Forester that’s had the check engine light for awhile. Mechanic said the code reads that it’s the emissions valve and it’s safe to drive, just won’t pass inspection. It took awhile for the part to arrive because of Covid so I just got it back the other day. Mechanic said to drive it...
  7. Forester Shopping
    I’m located in SoCal and I’m looking at a 21 Forester in the limited trim in white with black interior that has a couple add one like the optional package and splash guards, and rear seat back protectors. They have it listed on their website for $35,426 and through TrueCar that I don’t know how...
  8. Exterior and Body
    Will an 03 forester hatch fit on a 98-02 forester? I got a new bumper but the license plate area is meant for German plates so it's long and skinny, compared to the US plate size. So I was wondering if the hatch will fit so I can put my plate on the hatch or I'd have to figure out a different...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    ve recently bought a subaru forester 2015 stock. I used to own a front wheel drive car. Yesterday i took the subaru on some icey roads. The road was so fun that I forgot for a moment that i was driving an AWD car and i pulled the handbrake while accelerating in the turn to try a little drifting...
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    We have a 2010 XT Forester with 185k km. Body is in good condition and we generally favour keeping the car or similar as our second family vehicle. Recently had a succession of issues including two recent repair bills approaching $2k each - excuse my lack of mechanical knowledge - involving the...
  11. Interior and Electronics
    Hi everyone, Does anyone here have experience in replacing the rear seat belts (sides) of a Subaru Forester 2016? It would be great to receive tips on where to unclip the panels. Thanks,
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi guys, I have a pretty basic Actron obd2 scan tool that allows me to read codes and access some live data readouts while the car is running. I've been thinking about buying something a little more advanced so that I can watch my temps, o2 sensors, and a few other engine data readout PIDs...
  13. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hey guys, this last week I replaced the motor in my 06 forester with an EOM short block from Subaru and had my heads rebuilt and adjusted by a machine shop. I replaced the timing components, water pump, oil pump, clutch, sparkplugs and a few other things. So the car runs great now, besides a...
  14. Interior and Electronics
    Recently, my Bluetooth on my phone has been randomly connecting to my 2020 Forester when the car has been off for hours. This has happened a few times and the only solution I have is to disconnect the Bluetooth on my phone from the car after I notice it (usually when I am trying to listen to...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, I bought a 2010 forester x recently. Just two days ago I started to get a weird noise. My friend quickly said it sounds like the manifold. I did some searching and someone said it is a heat shield. I got under the car and I do not seem to have heat shields. It is a Canadian car so I am...
  16. Members' Journals
    Hey guys! New to the forum and new to Subarus as this is my first time owning one! Picked up a first gen forester 2.0l non turbo with some camping equipment and plan on turning her into a daily/overlander build. Me and the girlfriend love camping and want to take some road trips and light duty...
  17. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I have a 2009 2.5x subaru forester manual and I want to get a low mile used engine for it. I wanted to know what other years I could put into it without any modifications. The used 2009 engines from JDM are expensive relatine to 2010s.Thanks!
  18. Fuel Economy and Alternative Fuels
    I have a 2017 Foz Premium with 67k miles and was getting fantastic gas milage, high 29 MPG on average over the last 1.5 years. All of a sudden it dropped 4 MPG. I had the original Yokos for tires but the tire pressure light came on about every 3 weeks and I attributed the loss in milage to...
  19. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Am going to have to link this to a YouTube Video which, sorry for sending you off-site I am trying to identify an issue and, ideally, fix it - for some time, probably after the first ten-to-fifteen thousand miles, my Forester has been making this really faint but truly frustrating ticking...
  20. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey all, I currently have my car in the shop having a brand new OEM shortblock from Subaru after the typical ringland failure in cylinder #4. My Forester XT has 130k miles and was running invidia cat back, nameless downpipe with the stage 2 OTS tune, no other engine mods My question to you is-...
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