Question about 2005 Subaru Forester
After getting an oil change at a national chain in November, my 2005 Subaru Forester (which previously had no problems) began hesitating/lurching on acceleration and occasionally stalling when stopped at lights. I took it to the dealer (still under warranty) and there were no codes and they couldn't find anything wrong. All the fluids were normal and they said the oil change guys didn't do anything to mess it up. They suggested it could be because of a different oil brand/blend/formula and to keep driving it.
Needless to say, it is still doing this. Although it is worse when the engine is cold, it also happens when the engine is warm. The problem seems to be mainly confined to the lower gears. Additionally, there is now a noise associated with acceleration. It sounds almost like a grinding sound. Just got another oil change and the problem persists. I took it to the dealer again yesterday but thought I'd see if there are any suggestions on here.
Thanks for your help.
Please have the throttle chamber cleaned! if your engine is cable-les!
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Different oil brand/blend/formula? Thats a good one. As long as the oil was 5W30 it's not causing your problem. I would find a independent service center that specializes in Subaru's.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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