Question about 2003 Subaru Forester
I have a 2003 Forester X20 that jerks when I want to accelerate quickly. It developed this problem last year and I had Subaru in S.A have a look at it. After I got it back it was smooth but it has re emerged. It seems that there is a fuel cut somewhere. I wonder if this is related to the fact that everytime I plug in my ciggarete lighter, the fuse that also controls the side mirrors also burns out. Ialso would like to know what the small switch at the Auto gear area is for. It reads "power" and Hold.
Since ignition timing is taken care of by the ECU, I guess you are asking about cam timing.
There are several marks to be aligned and if you get them wrong, you may trash your engine so I am only going to suggest you buy a Haynes service manual that has numerous good pix that show you exactly how to avoid killing your engine. And, unless you have a good-size vice well-mounted, compressing the belt tensioner again is going to give you fits.
The Haynes number you need is 89100 but it is listed only as a manual for the Legacy which uses the same engine but there may be less info that is usable on your '98 forester for which Haynes does not make a specific manual.
The later book that I have, 89101, covers all models from 2000 to 2006.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
You need power window regulator as the cable of the regulator is out its place ,
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
SOURCE: Subaru Forester window air leak
take out the tweeder covers if you have tweeders or remove the triangle covers were the tweeders woud be ,then stuff a klittle foam in their,worked for me
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Center differential is broken,you can test it by doing tight circles in a car park 3 or 4 to the left and repeat to the right,if it doesn't un block and it still feels like you're driving over marbles (big ones) when you turn you're sure it's the c.diff.
Check tyres are all in spec.identical and same usage, right pressure.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Suspect faulty flasher relay. Relay is somewhat like an "On/Off" switch. If it fails, it will stick ON or OFF..in your cause it is ON allowing the hazard lamps to work continuosly without enabling the hazard switch. If the relay is tested good then replace hazard switch.
Posted on May 23, 2009
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