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Subaru Forester HARD START IN AM

CRANKS FINE TRIES TO START BUT JUST WONT GET GOING . SPITS AND SPUTTERS FOR 10 MIN BEFORE COMING TO LIFE . IF YOU GIVE IT GAS IT DIES RIGHT OUT WHILE IT SPITS AND SPUTTERS . ONCE IT CATCHES RUNS FINE .

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  • Amanda Schroeder Dec 27, 2012

    Hey, I am having the same exact problem on my 98 Forester. Did you find out what was wrong?

  • MIKE DURBAK Jan 29, 2013

    nope not yet !!

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Ajkill
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SOURCE: My 2003 Forester driver side window wont work.

You need power window regulator as the cable of the regulator is out its place ,

  1. Remove the gusset cover.
  2. Pull up the inner door handle cover toward you to remove the upper hook. Pull down it to remove the lower hook. Remove the inner door handle cover.
  3. Remove the power window switch assembly.
  4. Using a trim panel remover, remove the clips of the trim panel.
  5. Remove the speaker.
  6. Using a spatula, remove the door sealer.
  7. Remove the outer mirror assembly.
  8. Remove the front end of the door weatherstrip and gusset.
  9. Remove the stabilizers.
  10. Remove the rear end of the door weatherstrip (inner and outer).
  11. Operate the power windows switch so the bolts from the regular assembly are visible through the service holes. Remove the mounting nuts.
  12. Take out the door glass. CAUTIONDo not turn the regulator in closing direction after removal of the glass. Otherwise gear may be disengaged.
  13. Loosen the nuts to remove the rear sash.
  14. Disconnect the power window motor wiring harness.
  15. Loosen the four bolts and two nuts to pull out the regulator assembly.
  16. Remove the screws to remove the motor from the regulator assembly.
  17. Installation is the reverse order of removal.0759a6d.jpg23cb1e4.jpg

Good luck...

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light

Hello engelhard58
I have attached a link that can give you some of the reasons why your getting that code.I hope you able to get your answer out of that.
Mean of the code=P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold.
Link to site

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: subaru 1993 legacy rough start with backfire/missfire.

O2 sensors do not cause any kind of starting problems, what can is a dirty upper intake and loss of fuel pressure after the pump turns off.
Here is what I would like you to do, run a fuel pressure leak-down test on the system, to do this you will need a fuel pressure tester, this connects to the fuel pressure test port that is in the fuel supply rail that connects to the fuel injectors, it looks like a metal tire valve, the tester is about $15 at any Kragen or store like it, hook the tester up and verify no leaks, then run the engine and make a note of the fuel pressure reading, shut it of nd let it sit, the pressure should not drop more than 5 PSI overnight, if it does the fuel pump is defective as the check valve in the pump has failed, this allows fuel to drain back to the tank and creates a lean condition when the car is 1st started, result, rough running, long cranking times..

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

shadtremonky
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SOURCE: Subaru Forester starts fine. Problem is when trying to shift out

check shift interlock switch and solenoid

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

motor1258
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SOURCE: 2004 subaru forester, 99,000 miles. Check engine

Drop in to an Autozone, or Pep Boys, or similar big parts store & they will usually scan for codes free. This will hopefully eliminate all the guess work, or at least point everyone in right direction for better diagnosis. If not obvious from codes what the problem is, get back to us and we'll help you out.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for the great suggestion . I'll have Autozone read the codes on Monday. Thanks again!"

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