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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey what’s up I’m new to this forum and my 15 Forester XT has been acting up pretty bad shortly after a buddy did my spark plug change ( not saying this is why it happened) anybody have any idea what it could be from the sound/ look of the video attached
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Ok I am nearly at my wits end with my Auto 08 forester. Spent over 7000 dollars on it now and it still won't work. Drives fine, but once I slow down and step on brakes it shakes violently then stalls and the engine light comes on along with the cruise light flashing. Been to mechanics and even...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My 06 x has begun a series of issues that I'm at loss with now. It started idling rough while stopped in gear. Thought it was a vacuum issue, tested and vacuum is fine. Also putting in neutral would fix this issue. This escalated to chugging at 30-45 mph. Basically it would fall on its face and...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I bought a used 2005 Forester XS 2.5L, 4EAT last year. This month I got a check engine light and Cruise flashing. I used my scan tool and got the error code of P1443. I watched the video on YouTube and saw the green connectors under the dash that are used to test the vehicle solenoids. But when...
  5. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hi, I have a (new to me) 2011 Forester with 177K. It throws a code p0302. It only runs a bit rough at idle. But I can't pass emissions until I get this figured out. I've changed plugs and coils on 2 and 4 (new plugs in 1&3 as well). I changed the PCV and cleaned the throttle body and MAF of...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Bought my Fozzy about 6 months ago from a dude in Seattle and sure enough on my way back north I get a check engine light so I try calling him back and his number is disconnected, so i decide to ask my buddy about it and he comes to the conclusion that since the previous owner cut the catalytic...
  7. Motor Conversions
    Hello fellow wrench turners, this is a long one but I finally need help with something I haven’t come across online or in the past . My 2.5 busted a timing tensioner pulley on the highway . Toast It’s my wife’s daily so I decided to put a 2.0 while rebuilding the 2.5 the manifold and intake...
  8. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My 2017 FXT is relatively new to me I bought it with 62,000 miles on it. Right at about 68,000 a couple hundred miles after an oil change I'm driving down the highway and the engine just loses power and slowly in limp mode I'm able to get over to the overpass. After failing to start it multiple...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, I have a 2010 with 85000 miles on body and about 4000 on a reman engine. Awhile back the engine was sputtering when accelerating between 40mph and 50mph and idling roughly. Eventuslly the p 0303 code (misfire cylinder 3 showed up) I replaced all 4 spark plugs. It looked like the...
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I just bought a 2013 Forester 40 days ago with 90K miles. Today the car started to idle very rough and turned off after starting. The CEL is on, cruise control is blinking, and traction light is also on. I know little about cars. I am shocked this happened after just getting this vehicle...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Wanted to give an update for others facing similar issues. Got back into this thing and started out with basic electronics. I tested battery charging voltage and was getting little more than 12V. Hmm. Alternator was putting out 14 and change. My first thought was grounds. I start ohming...
  12. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hi all! I'm new here and just joined, but I have recently been having an issue with my 2005 EJ25 Forester X, where it'll idle relatively smooth until it hiccups, then runs smooth again. I could see the engine jerk pretty hard counterclockwise when these hiccups occur, and I've looked online for...
  13. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I had a whole laundry list of stuff(Head gaskets, Oil pump, Water pump And gasket, Thermostat and gasket, Timing belt kit, cam bolts/seals/gears, Front crankshaft seal,and turbo) replaced on my 09 FXT. I just got it back and it's idling around 500rpm(it's stalled a couple times) and the lights...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I am a new Forester owner - owned several Nissans over the past 15 years (370Z, Murano, Altima, Maxima). I just bought a used 2013 Forester 2.5X Touring (As-Is, so no dealer warranty) a couple of months ago. The car drove fine and everything seemed normal at first. But, over the past 10 days...
  15. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hey guys, this last week I replaced the motor in my 06 forester with an EOM short block from Subaru and had my heads rebuilt and adjusted by a machine shop. I replaced the timing components, water pump, oil pump, clutch, sparkplugs and a few other things. So the car runs great now, besides a...
  16. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I drive a 2001 Subaru Forester S2.5L So about 5 months ago I was driving on the free way and my car didn’t shut off but when I stepped on the gas (like floored it) it would only go like 2 mph. I got to the side of the road and had my car towed home, since then I’ve replace my fuel filter, fuel...
  17. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hi, I'm in Madison, WI and bought a 2001 Forester S with 108K for my daughter to take to college in Colorado knowing that I would put some money into it before we left. I got it from a street-corner car-flipper who is generally a nice guy, but in it to flip cars. Regardless, there has been more...
  18. EE20 - 2.0L Diesel
    Hi! Thanks for taking a look... I wasn't sure if the belt tensioner is the problem here, or just a rough idle. I have a bunch of lights illuminated on the dash, having those checked for codes tomorrow morning. Otherwise the car runs great. So if I need to replace the worn parts- any idea if...
  19. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Short story: 2004 EJ205 Forester 2.0 Turbo will now hardly pull at all below 3500RPM, and I am struggling even to increase the RPM when flooring the throttle. I achieve increased RPM eventually by pumping the throttle. See this video: In the beginning of the video I simply press the gas pedal...
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