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  1. ('09-'13) 2009 - Rear o2 sensor spacer to 'fix' p0420?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have a 2009 Forester X that's showing p0420 and have been trying the other fixes to delay replacing the Catalytic Converter until I have money to do so. I have no performance issues right now. Does anybody have experience using an o2 sensor spacer for the rear o2 sensor? What size are the...
  2. ('09-'13) 2009 - Loud bangs and clunk from the rear diff whenever the car shifts?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    For a while now my car has been having some problems with the transmission and I just haven’t been able to get it looked at or fixed (I’m 17 and really broke). So sometimes whenever I put the car into drive it jolts forward and whenever I accelerate and the car shifts (into 1st, 2nd, 3rd gear...
  3. ('01-'02) 2001 - Rear seat subwoofer enclosure?

    Interior and Electronics
    First post here. I've got a 2001 Forester I've had for a couple years now. Plenty of miles and love. I've finally decided to install an audio system. I'm currently planning to convert the rear cushion into a fiberglass enclosure that will still function as a seat. I want to put two JL W3 10"...
  4. ('09-'13) 2009 - Spark plug blow out... SECOND TIME!

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    So I'm starting to wonder if this is a common problem with my make. I have a 2009 Forester and so far I've had two spark plugs blow out. From each head!! The first one was driver's side front, tried the helicoil and failed so ended up replacing the head. And now it has happened again on the...
  5. ('03-'05) 2003 - Multiple issues to troubleshoot?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    +Picture is an issue causing the front pass tire to scrape against wheel well. Not really a car guru, but would like suggestions as I want to do all work myself. Seems to be some sort of link? ++Also have a code P0457, says is gas cap, bought new OEM cap, still didn’t fix it. +++Also has idled...
  6. ('14-'18) 2014 - Driver's side dash speaker no longer working - HELP!

    Interior and Electronics
    I got my 2014 Forester a little over a year ago. A couple of months after I got it the driver's side dash speaker started fading in and out and now it does not work at all. I switched both of the dash speakers just to see if the speaker itself still worked or if it was an issue with the wiring...
  7. ('14-'18) 2016 - Bike rack help - will 2007 bike rack fit?

    Utility and Protection
    So my first car was a 2007 Subaru Forester my parents bought and practically drove all over the states until 2012 when I got my drivers license and they handed over the keys well they originally bought a Yakima bike rack with it but I never used it cause my bike was needing repairs and I got...
  8. ('09-'13) 2009 - Today I got the P0021 - runs exactly like it did before the code?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey guys, I finally upgraded from my 05 X to a 09 XT limited this week. I have TONS of oil change receipts and one for head gaskets, timing belt, rebuilt turbo assembly, camshaft bolt, timing covers, breather hose, vacuum hose, oil filter. the car is at 155k miles and I have put less that 100...
  9. ('03-'05) 2004 - Replaced turbo with a billet turbo - TGV is all wonky, having trouble accelerating?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    okay, so i have an 04 Fxt manual, and i just replaced the turbo with a billet turbo. i made sure everything was connected and made sure everything was all good to go. Had a few over heating issues but got it fixed. now my only issues are my TGV is all wonky. it’s saying it has too little power...
  10. ('01-'02) 2001 - Automatically Locking After a Car Wash?

    Interior and Electronics
    Well it happened again... Months back I decided my little dirty 01' SF needed a bath. I got a car wash at a full service Car Wash my car went through the wash with no one in the drivers seat. When it Came out, the car goes into an auto locking Frenzy constantly clicking and locking the car over...
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