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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    My 2015 Forester Touring Front Dif-- fill plug - 8mm socket hole is nearly stripped from removing it. Does anyone have experience with finding a replacement plug, with a more robust socket fitting? In my opinion the standard plug has a design flaw. Should the plug be over torqued, or...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    Howdy, I got to the point where I need to flush the front differential oil on my 2016 forester 2.5i, and to my surprise, I cannot locate the vent / fill plugs location described on this thread: ('14-'18) - DIY 2015 Forester 2.5i Front Diff Oil Change | Subaru Forester Owners Forum Mine, being...
  3. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello, I am new here and wondering if anyone can help with some part numbers for the front differential fill and drain plug or point me in the direction where I can locate some more resources. I'm based in Australia so there are limited aftermarket resources so I've based a lot of research on...
  4. Transmission and Driveline
    Found a spring while changing the differential / transmission fluid on a 5 speed 2009 Forester. Unfortunately I did not take a photo of the spring, and I guess I threw it away by accident. However it looks very similar to one of the springs shown in photo below (taken from this outback thread)...
  5. Transmission and Driveline
    2 weeks ago (at 120,000 miles), I had service done on the suspension -- new control arm, wheel bearing, and stabilizer bars/bushings. The mechanic recommended changing the differential fluid as well, front and rear, so we did that. After the car was done, it was stalling after start and at...
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