Question about 2003 Subaru Forester
Hi the noise you hear is more than likely going to be a dry pulley bearing this is the most likely cause of the noise you hear.
the most common of the lot is either the power steering pulley or the air con pulley.
The only real way of pinpointing the actual right pulley is to go out and buy some thin spray oil or lube, you need a spray that sprays out fine oil like an aerosol type of spray. Now what you need to do is start with on pulley and give it a good spray in the middle where the bearing is and if you can get to the back then give this a spray also, then start the engine and see if you still have the noise, keep doing this until the noise stops and then you will no witch pulley has a dry bearing.
Now on finding the dry bearing you have two options you can either replace the pulley or just give it a spray every time it gets noisy the spray lube will be enough to stop the noise without causing any damage just make sure you give it a good spray and it should be fine.
so go through each pulley one at a time do all the pulleys and tensioners basically everything the belts run on, eventually you will come across the pulley and the noise will stop for a month or two so its up to you then if you replace the pulley or just give it a good spray every now and again.
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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