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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey everyone! I am new here, and kind of new to the subaru life - i am not mechanically inclined so please be easy on me 😅 I bought my first Subaru, a 2014 Forester 2.5i premium three years ago with 100k miles on it. Nothing was wrong with the car and she ran and drove great. My mom ended up...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey All, I need to start a 2014 Forester that hasn't started for 3-4 years - never had an issues prior - but time has well and truly escaped me embarrassed... So what is the best restart procedure to reduce any possible damage, e.g., should I remove the plugs and pour some oil into the pots...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I’m new to Subaru and just bought a used 2019 sport with about 43,000 miles. Loved the look and how smooth the ride was on the test drive. It’s about my 3rd day of owning the vehicle and I’ve noticed a rattling/bogging noise that usually happens driving between 40 and 55 miles per hour. Any...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Strangest thing. Husband replaced brakes months ago.. no problems. Axles need replacement as well as an odd clutch issue. Car was running ok with exception of feeling like clutch pedal sticking about 1/2 way. Stopped at store and car wouldn’t go anywhere. Went back next day for car and it...
  5. Motor Conversions
    Hello Forester Fam- I did it, again. I destroyed a vehicle. My sensors weren't working so when i ran out of oil, the temp gauges looked fine and everything seemed ok until loss of power going up the mountain in Colorado. I have some friends that are going to help me do an engine swap. Now i...
  6. 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!?
  7. Motor Conversions
    hello, i really need some help, i’m really unsure of what to do. i recently bought a 2005 Forester XT..... w a swapped engine.... a 2006 STi engine. all was good but when given back to me after letting family borrow it, i heard knocking in the engine. i checked the oil and it had none. i put...
  8. Lighting and Electrical
    I have 2012 forester and I want to put some golfing lights on them What would be the best fog lights to get for them? Are the ones with halo worth the purchase? Or are they bad quality? Any help would be appreciated
  9. Car Care
    Hi everyone, Any suggestions on how to repair this without going to a body shop? Scratch is deep - Maybe 1/8 inch. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Scraped the rafters in my garage.
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hi everyone, I am brand new to the forum and would really appreciate a second opinion. My 2010 2.5X Forester has a leaking head gasket, and has just hit 300,000km so is due for a timing belt replacement. I've been getting quotes to replace the belt and machine and fix the head gasket and it...
  11. Lighting and Electrical
    hello, first time posting, im pretty new here. I have an 03 2.5X, apprears that i need a new driver window master switch. Every window works fine off of its own switch, but drive switch got driver window down and left it there, and controls passenger front just fine. This is my only vehicle at...
  12. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey guys, I bought a 2005 XT pre facelift sg And it was completely fine and it had a new clutch put in not long before the guy decided to sell. I’m having an issue recently however that when I get to about 3.5-4K rpm I just completely loose all my acceleration yet my rpm will go to red line as...
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