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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey, I’m new to the forum and need some advice. My check engine light came on and engine started making an unpleasant sound (link attached). I pulled the codes and got the P0011 and P0021 codes. I’ve seen info on the banjo bolt filters and will be addressing that here soon. My first guess is...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi, newbie here and also newbie to Subaru. I just brought home my new Forester Wilderness on December 28, and (aside from the headlights!) I'm loving it. BUT: about a week after I brought it home (and after one longish roundtrip drive of ~900 miles) I noticed this weekend a really concerning...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Posting this information as it took a couple of trips and a lot of time for the service center to figure it out. Was having a rattle / vibration/ noise coming from the rear passenger side while at speeds above 15 mph and on very so slightly uneven surfaces. It was driving me crazy. It was hard...
  4. Forester Shopping
    Hello Members, I just test drove 2021 Forester premium today and the very first thing that I observed was the loud noisy engine. First I thought the windows were not rolled up properly but that wasn't the case. I liked the car overall but the amount of noise that travels from engine to inside...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Greetings All, I have a 2020 Subaru Forester Touring Edition. Off and on for the last six months to a year, I get a high pitch whine from what sounds like is coming from the center or rear of the vehicle. It seems to occur after I have slowed down or come to a stop (or just started to...
  6. 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...
  7. Brakes
    Mystery noise! Please turn up the volume and have a listen. What is going on with the braking? On a hill, not going very fast, not braking too fast or hard, and not raining. This is a 2018 Forester we are test driving and the dealer mechanic and salesperson claims this is “normal.” I...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello everyone. I have a 2002 Subaru Forester S w/ the 5 Speed. Lately, when I would release the clutch after start up, the tranny started to sound noisy. I can hear it up to 3rd gear while going slow (muffler/road noise drowns it out). It only happens when clutch is fully ingaged. It isn't a...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello! I have a noise coming from my engine that comes and goes frequently. Normally it's around for a few seconds then goes away. There's no real pattern to it, it's random but it happens every time I drive. I've owned my Forester for about a year now and I can't say if it's been making this...
  10. 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...
  11. Interior and Electronics
    [was not sure which forum to post this in exactly] We love our forester but grew tired of the rather loud engine. We decided to make a rather small investment of about $115 (USD) to attempt to reduce engine noise passing through the hood/bonnet and into the cabin. Short story short? It worked...
  12. Suspension and Handling
    Hey all, I bought my forester a few months ago and never had any problems but would hear a popping noise in the front if I went over a bump while going slower and turning. Always consistent and the pop happens whatever side I turn. Today I got some new wheels and tires installed and the previous...
  13. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Roof rack wind noise....I ordered the roof rack crossbars direct from Subaru and installed a few months ago. We are now into colder .weather here in the Midwest. A few days ago we had dense freezing fog, and a significant layer of ice had accumulated on the crossbars. This caused a loud...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi all, We bought a 2014 Forester Limited 2.5 n/a a couple of months ago. Since purchasing, there's been a noise coming from the front-right area of the chassis but it only persists when we're accelerating from a stop AND turning right. If we're going straight, turning left, or turning right...
  15. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello! Im seaching the web for help about my Forester SH 2.5 turbo 09. I have a bad sound coming from under my car, first i tought the breakpads were bad but my local subaru dealer said my transmission is probably broken. Now the problem is that they couldn't find a replacement transmission to...
  16. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I’m having trouble finding out where this noise is coming from. It’s a whining noise that, to me, sounded like a bad belt at first. This noise does not occur at idle or when I rev the engine in neutral. The only time I hear this noise is when I’m accelerating while driving; not when my foot is...
  17. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Video below says all. So I have this noise when turning the wheel all the way either left or right. When driving or standing still. Cv axle boot is NOT cracked on both sides/doesn't look bad. Any ideas? Google Photos link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vUmyEYdTngkciWhB6
  18. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I changed all my brakes, started her up (06 Forester EJ204). Abnormal grinding noise coming from the rear (drum brake). I tried braking to maybe bed it in a little, but the sound is obnoxious. I'm not gonna drive it this way. Please see video, tells all. Google Photos link...
  19. Interior and Electronics
    My 2019 Forester occasionally emits about a 5 KHz noise for a few seconds. I seems to be coming from the audio system, even after turning audio off (audio system appears to always be active since the display has information). Any suggestions?
  20. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    It happens randomly at startup and sometimes while idling at a light or something. Usually cold engine when it happens but not always. Squeals for a bit and then stops. Sometimes happens multiple times but no other noise when it's not happening. Replaced all belts; accessory, v belt, timing...
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