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2007 forester squells at start up and then quits in a few seconds

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More than likely you have either a worn belt that need to be replaced or you have the belt tensioner freezing up. If you have more than 60,000 miles on it consider changing the belt, while you're at it look at the tensioner if it feels like it doesn't turn smoothly or has a lot of side to side play on the wheel then you'll need to replace it before it leave you stranded on the side of the road.

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