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a Forester not coming to the USA

January 13, 2020, 11:27 pm

Just heard this today. It's funny: Read more »

Tire Pressure Paranoia?

January 12, 2020, 8:12 pm

Do those of you who have full-up tire-pressure monitoring find yourself becoming obsessed? My 2018 OB Touring has the detailed pressure readouts and it is _way_ too interesting. My old 2008 had t... Read more »

2015-18 Forester Recall

December 8, 2019, 3:03 pm

Got a letter from Subaru advising of recall for passenger seat occupant detection system problem in 2015-18 Forester. Faulty connection may prevent recognition that passenger seat is occupied. ... Read more »

New Harmon Map

December 6, 2019, 9:22 pm

Just got notification of a new map update for my 2018 Outback with Harmon head-end unit: Rel_A1.19.24.20 NAFTA published 2019012-06 17:12 Read more »

Parts for '68 - '79 Subarus !

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Parasitic battery drain - What is considered too high?

November 15, 2019, 6:24 am

Car: 2017 Subaru Outback Limited Parasitic drain: Current draw on battery with car turned off. If the car sits idle for more than a week, it may not start. The battery has been drained. I bought... Read more »

Differential oil change?

October 29, 2019, 9:16 pm

It's about time for me to change the ATF in my '08 Tribeca. Last time I did it was about 100,000 km ago, so I don't quite remember what all happened the previous time. So I'm wondering, do I need... Read more »

Need a part for an '07 Turbo WRX Impreza

October 25, 2019, 6:52 pm

My friend's dealer says that he can't get the part and they don't make it anymore and there's no aftermarket source. Can anyone help? The part is - a Fuel system part for a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX... Read more »

Subaru's stubborn low grades in the U.S.

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August 20, 2019, 3:07 am

The other day I stumbled into this article in Automotive News that is a cause for concern for me before I buy my Subie. What d... Read more »

Door gasket

August 12, 2019, 10:56 pm

The gasket in my driver's side door opening has come loose. There doesn't seem to have been any adhesive applied to keep it in place. Maybe it was thought unnecessary, but it is now. What adhesi... Read more »

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2004 Subaru Outback Legacy Factory Service Manual?

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Does anyone have any recommendations on what service repair manuals I should purchase for a 2004 Subaru Outback Legacy? 2.5 liter 4 cylinder Read more »

AT Oil Temp light flashes 16 times upon start-up

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Had a tune up last week for my 1998 Outback Impreza. Now, AT Oil Temp light flashes 16 times after the initial light test upon start-up. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Read more »

Subaru EA81 valve adjustment procedure.

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1)turn crankshaft until dist points at cylinder 1 (trace the plug wire from the passengers side --left as your facing it-- back to the dist.) 2)make sure crankshaft pulley mark is lined up with cente... Read more »

Powerless door actuator

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Just got the remotes (key FOBs) for my 96 Legacy GT (from and programmed them to the base unit using the directions. The problem is, I can clearly hear the door actuator do somethi... Read more »

Scored flywheel??

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So my early '03 Forester, 19k miles, is at the dealer to get the none-too-smooth clutch replaced under the clutch-judder TSB. They call me and tell me the flywheel is scored, so they're replacing i... Read more »

Evap Emissions fault

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The OBD in my 04 Forester tells me I have a small leak in the fuel evap system. Any Idea what could be causing this? I've erased the fault 3 times now, but it comes back after about 80 km or so. ... Read more »

2005 Impreza 2.5RS Speaker size

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I contacted my dealership but they didn't know the answer. Nice. Looking for the size of the speakers in the front doors and tweeter. Thanks Read more »

'05 Forester Code P0131

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In damp/rainy weather my car had difficulty starting and ended up with the check engine light on/cruise automatically disabled. Subaru rec replacing the A/F & O2 sensor relay. But dealer later said t... Read more »

2006 baja, remote start

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I try to start it remotely and it fires once but does not start, then it will not try a second time, is there anyway to change that setting, it is a factory remote start __________ Information fro... Read more »

Best RPM for most efficient fuel consumption.

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I own a 2003 5 speed manual outback. I usually run my tacho at 3200 to 3500 RPM. Is this in fact the most efficient rpm for the engine? I know that typically once you go over 110 kph fuel efficiency ... Read more » is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.