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Hi. I think the front axel and transmission of my 2009 forester needs to be replaced. Do you have an estimate of how much that wou
Hi there. We can send you a price estimate for this type of service rather easily. All we need you to do is click this link to the CV Axle / shaft assembly replacement service page. Once on that page,...
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2010 Subaru Forester power steering does not work, battery light is on, smell of rubber from engine compartment
It does indeed sound like your drive belt is broken. Your vehicle has two belts: one for the A/C and another for the power steering and alternator. Obviously, if the latter breaks, you no longer have power steering and your...
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Transmission control solenoid
It sounds like you may have a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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Line out converter install for amp and subwoofer
Hi there. Since, we're not able to provide technical advice on aftermarket components, or we can't upload diagrams, your best bet is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2001 Forester which will have a detailed electrical diagram...
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Why won't the clips stay on my brake pads on my 2010 Subaru Forester
Hello. I would need to know if the problem is with the retainer clips on the pad mounts or the clips that go on the pads. Either way if the clips are being installed correctly and they will not hold...
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STOP fuse blows when I shift out of park.
It sounds like you have a failure in your neutral safety switch. This switch normally prevents the operation of the shifter unless the key is in the on position and the brake pedal is depressed. I would recommend having your...
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2001 Subaru Forester clutch sticking half way up. I can use my foot to pull it up rest of the way
The first thing to try is to bleed the clutch slave cylinder. The clutch has a separate fluid reservoir / master cylinder located to the left (passenger side) of the power brake booster and brake master cylinder. Use something like...
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New clutch change now I'm stuck in nuetral even when car is off
If the clutch is not "releasing", the issue could be either hydraulic or mechanical. Hydraulic cause are internal (or external) leaks, perhaps at the master cylinder but possibly the slave if it is a rebuilt, and/or air in the system....
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I've replaced 4 new calipers 4 new rotors pads all new & Master brake cylinder in but it still drags
The flexible hoses that go from the body to the calipers are frequently the cause of this problem. And your mileage is just about right. They have several layers and the layers separate internally leaving no apparent exterior damage. The...
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WHY WON'T MY 2000 SUBURU FORESTER L START, AND WHY IS THE GEAR SHIFTER LOCKED IN PARK?
As you have discovered, your car has an interlock to keep the shifter in park until the ignition is on and the brake pedal is depressed. In most cars that car is activated by the same switch that operates the...
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My forester recently threw a p0028 code. Replaced the intake solenoid and oil pressure switch but the idle is still rough.
If you used thicker oil than vehicle specified then this can cause problems with the intake variable valve lift system. If you used the wrong oi then change oil and filter again with the proper viscosity oil. If the correct...
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Mass Air flow sensor
Hi There, Sometimes simply cleaning the MAF sensor does not solve the problem as the MAF sensor may have had damaged sensor elements or potentially faulty connections that may have caused the problem rather than being dirty. I would recommend...
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oil leak
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The repairing of your oil leak should be able to be spaced out over your next oil changes, depending on the severity of the leaks. The technician working on your vehicle should...
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My 2008 Subaru Forester will not move forward in any gear
Hello. If you have an automatic transmission and the vehicle will not move forward at all then most of the time this is the result of a serious internal transmission failure. It can also be caused by an issue with...
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Were is the passenger side vvl on 2006 Forester
Hello, thank you for writing in. Standing on the passenger (right) side of the vehicle, you will want to look under the air duct between the intake and the air filter. Below it you will see two connections. One is...
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2009 Subaru Forester Runs Rough
There are numerous potential causes for your concern. Your vehicle has electronic throttle control, as you mentioned. In this system, a stepper motor integrated into the throttle body is used to control throttle position. The main inputs for throttle control...
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I have a 09 subru foster. Needs rotors. I like to know on average how much this might cost me.
Hello there. In order to provide you with an accurate quote we need to collect some additional information about your location and vehicle. Please request a price quote for brake rotors / disc replacement and one of our sales team...
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My wife and I just bought a presented 2014 Subaru Forrester. At first the car had to be taken to the shop due to ache k engine lig
Hello, thank you for writing in. There needs to be more testing done in order to isolate the noise and what triggers it. If the noise only occurs when the engine is running, and you can hear it at idle,...
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Car Overheating; Unknown cause
The coolant could be low, the thermostat could be plugged up or sticking, the radiator could be plugged up restricting the coolant flow, the water pump could have failed, or the head gasket could have burned causing the engine to...
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How much for a head gasket replacement job?
Hi There, It sounds like you may be correct in that this is a classic sign of a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire...

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