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  1. Pacific Forum
    I'm relocating to the Olympia/Tumwater area and have a new-to-me 2016 Forester Limited that I think needs some suspension work. I'd like to find a shop that can advise me (and do the work) on that and making the ride a little stiffer (maybe stiffer struts? a thicker sway bar? etc. I don't know...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey folks, I think that I am having the beginning of transmission problems. I bought the car three years ago after the original owner burned up the engine and replaced it with a low mileage used engine that had new heads installed. The car now has just over 170,000 miles on it. The engine runs...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So about a year ago I bought a used Subaru 2011 forester from an elderly lady who kept it in a garage for its whole life and rarely drove it (she bought it brand new off the lot). Thought I got a score of a deal. Well turns out this motor burns oil and according to a family mechanic when the...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Has anyone tried the Xtool A30M bidirectional scanning tool? Just want to know if all the special functions work on the Subaru Forester XT.
  5. Transmission and Driveline
    Getting ready to replace both wheel bearings and hubs on the rear of my 05 forester. Looking trough here and watching videos of the repair I’ve seen a lot of horror stores about people not being able to get the bearings and seals to seat properly without having a press. I’m wondering if it’s...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Ok ....so my '03 Forester is overheating and I can see a little drip of coolant coming from what looks like the back side of the engine block. With not very much oil leakage. So I did a combustion block leak test and it came back negative. No combustion gases in the coolant system. It doesn't...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Is anyone able to assist in this? I recently developed a leak out of a white connector between a fuel line after my petrol tank. It started out light but got worse and worse as time went on. Its under the passenger door, rear left corner. Can I just add a bit of larger line and clap it down...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    I just wanted to see if any members on here have had experience with similar things to this. So I've had my 2014 Forester 2.5i Premium for a few years now and it has been great. Although it was getting up there on the miles and I had heard from others that I could run into issues with the CVT...
  9. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello foresters of the internet. I need your help. My 2012 N/A forester goes through.. a lot... of oil. I've been trying my best to diagnose it. I've come to the conclusion that it is not leaking. I'm burning it. So after talking around and asking some friends and a couple mechanics, we agree...
  10. Pacific Forum
    Hey all, I recently ran into some overheating issues and found out that I need a head gasket job taken care of. Looking for a solid mechanic that does good work at a fair price, definitely not a rush job. I'm in the LA area if anybody has any insight here, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank...
  11. Exterior and Body
    I have an 02 Forester that has some cosmetic damage on the panel behind the RR door. I need some help finding the part/name if possible, and sorry for image quality its a screenshot lol. Thanks guys
  12. Exterior and Body
    After an SUV ran into the back of our Forester, smashing the steel ebike rack and denting the tailgate, the dealer "repaired" it with a gap you can put your finger in on one side and almost touching the tail lamp on the other. Subaru of America says it doesn't care. Where do we go next? Photos...
  13. Eastern Forum
    I'm looking for reliable mechanics in the DC metro area. I'm in Alexandria VA. Yelp reviews leave too much to the imagination. Currently I need fluids done all around, oil, transmission, radiator flush etc. Honesty and reliability are hard to find. Prefer no upselling for things I don't...
  14. Cooling Systems
    hey there! I just bought a used forester 2004 and have to do some work on it. this will be my first time changing radiator hoses so I just want to get some opinions before i get started. I've read a lot about avoiding tightening the clamps too tight, which makes sense. My question is how do I...
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