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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Long-time lurker, first time poster, and it's under sad circumstances 😭 My '03 X (EJ251 engine, 2.5L and SOHC) is making the weirdest click/tick/slap/tap noise while idling and it gets worse when I rev up. Here's a video. Trying to decide what to even try first... timing belt tensioner? piston...
  2. Forester Shopping
    Hey all! I’m interested in buying a forester in my town with 140,000 miles. however there seems to be a ticking noise going on. Owner says it has been like that since they bought it, and there are no knock sensor lights or check engine lights on. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me what this...
  3. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hi all, I've been trying to find a solid answer about this after having just bought a 2012. Im not sure if this is an engine knock or just a typical sound Subaru engines makes. Video was taken after a 15 minutes drive, engine was somewhat warm before the drive too. I've found a few other videos...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Alright so I'm having a really annoying issue happen with my 2004 Forester XT 5mt. I can go forever without losing boost and then all of a sudden on a 180 mile trip my boost gets cut in half about half way through. It doesn't happen all the time though. I've noticed that it only happens when...
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello everyone... My daughter's boyfriend just bought an '02 Forester and was told the knock sensor was not working. He purchased a new one and noticed the male connector on the harness side was missing...probably pulled off by the previous owner when they went to replace it before...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, This is a first post, though not first time on this great forum. I’ve searched around for an existing thread before posting – I’ve encountered a knock sound coming from passenger side (RHD car) just after fully engaging first gear. On one occasion I believe I’ve also heard it after...
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