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  1. ('98-'00) 1999 - Problems starting - when cold, It takes many cranks to finally start? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi, I have a Forester 99. I am having problems starting it when it's cold. It takes me many cranks to finally start it. Once is started, I have no issues whatsoever and it starts right away too. But if I leave it for a while, then I have troubles once again. What do you think might be the...
  2. ('98-'00) 1999 - (Legacy Outback) engine swap - AT >to> MT - did start, now won't start, no codes? - SOLVED!

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    All input welcome - this one has me baffled. Last week my Son and I completed an engine swap (EJ25) from old automatic Legacy Outback ('99) onto one with a manual gearbox, but a blown motor (really bad valve blowby - no valve lash left... It was abandoned when the former owner could not restart...
  3. ('03-'05) 2005 - Bad fuse or short?

    Lighting and Electrical
    First time post here... Recently, the battery in my 2005 Forester was losing its charge. I did a bit of testing myself and found it to be the alternator. I put in a remanufactured alternator from NAPA, and it seems to work alright. During this testing though, I seem to have found (or caused)...