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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
  12. 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...
  13. Transmission and Driveline
    This hollow tapping/knocking noise is subtle and others claim not to hear it BUT I DO and it is driving me crazy. The sound becomes noticeable at about 50kph and continues to 65/75kph by which time it becomes swamped by normal tire/road/wind noise. The frequency is too rapid for the...
  14. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey Guys, so random question. Whenever I put my '14 xt into reverse from park it’ll make a tap noise (sounds similar to two sockets hitting each other or a cricket’s chirp) once the power transfers to the wheels, and it’ll do it going from reverse to drive and vice Versa. It’ll also do it when...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, I have this odd issue, when driving there will be this odd noise coming from the front Windshield portion. It's either the trim pieces of the whole plastic trim that sits in the engine bay (the one water goes down), there are two small plastic pieces outside which my mechanic glued as...
  16. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello Folks. 2007 Subaru Forester 2.5L EJ253 4EAT A/T @ 15xK miles Strange cyclic thumping after 25/30mph. Worse when turning. Scraping/crappy noise when barely braking (Not the tattle-tale; checked. Pads have much life left.) Stake failed, and axle nut came loose; ground down the metal pin...
  17. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I’ve got a 2011 Forester, n/a and it’s my first Subaru. Haven’t had problems up until lately. It started out as a small squealing sound that would only show up after a decent highway trip. I’d get off the highway and could hear the squealing. It almost sounds exactly like a belt squeal, and...
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