20 Most Recent 2002 Subaru Forester Questions & Answers

where the brake pedal is. above it

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 16, 2019

a auto radio shop would be the first choice they can give you a estimate with options.
Dealer will just offer to replace.$$$

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

Sounds like the starter bearings are seizing up.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017

Could be a faulty switch or a wiring problem. A dealer or authorized repair shop can answer the question about what is wrong and provide a cost estimate to repair it.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 29, 2017

Have you performed a OBD2 fault code test? If not do so.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 12, 2016

That belt should be inspected every 30000 miles and replaced at 105000 miles.

Look here for the entire 2002 Subaru legacy maintenance schedule :


or here, if you are in California:


or here, for all other Subarus (Subarii?), 1990 to 2009:


Good luck from Detroit, MI.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on May 10, 2016

You gotta track down your short. Is it blowing a fuse?

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2002 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 29, 2016


for the easy solution download the pdf file

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 27, 2016

usually unbolt it from the floor pan

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Jul 27, 2015

The rod may have come off the inside handle or latch. You will have to take off the door panel and see if its connected. Sometimes the inside handle breaks where the rod attaches. If not the latch would be faulty.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on May 21, 2015

Hi Mom, I'm wondering how your spinach pie tastes? Replacing the quarter light is not an easy job, but if you're handy with wrenches and screw drivers here goes. Open the offending door and remove the power window switch by gently lifting it with a thin flat screw driver. Disconnect the cables by releasing the locking tap on the underside of the unit. Remove the back cover of the door release handle by either removing the single screw or un clipping it, Using a Philips screw driver, remove the two deep screws under the arm rest. Borrow the pastry knife from your kitchen and at the lowest part of the door insert it between the panel and the door frame, and then gently pry it towards yourself until you hear the press studs pop open. Repeat the same action all the way around the bottom and up the two side of the door and when loose, lift off the panel and place it out of the way of the kids. Re attach the switch controlling the window and lower the window to where you can reach the bolts (10mm) with a socket wrench. The bolts hold the regulator to the window. Loosen them and remove and lower the regulator all the way down, until you can pull the window up at an angle allowing you to remove it from the door. carefully lift and remove it and put it somewhere safe. remove the rubber weather strips and from the top of the door frame together with the strips inside the rail the window moves on. If you follow the rail of the window to where it is fitted to the door frame you will see another 10mm bolt at the bottom. Before removing that one mark the position as exactly as possible. (The position is critical for smooth operation of the window). Remove the weather strip around the outside of the frame of the door and on top you will see the upper bolt holding the rail (which should also be marked) Remove that and then the rail. The quarter light is held into position by a rubber which surrounds it.Being very careful of any glass which may have remained in the rubber gently remove it and after cleaning it, fit the replacement into the rubber. With the glass in place fitting it into the correct position is not going to be easy. A good idea is to smear a light coating of white petroleum gel onto the parts of the rubber which fit into the door frame before fitting it. When the quarter lite has been fitted and the rail placed in position reassembly is opposite to disassembly. Keep in mind that when fitting back the window it must be aligned with the rails which should be finally tightened after the window is fitted. Now tell me, while you're busy doing that, who's gonna bake the spinach pie? Best regards John

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 29, 2015

This can be a very difficult procedure and sometimes not possible on certain makes and models. It may be easier to gently pry the top of the door away from the vehicle and insert a small wedge to keep it ajar. Take apart a coat hanger and insert through door opening and with hook end grab door lock and open.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

You can have worn bearings on the pinion gear and/or worn universal joints.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

If it were a large leak, the vehicle would idle fast, then the iac would reduce to stabilize the issue. We have had a few units needing the tank system smoked. Was this a part of the smoke job you received?? There is a bleed or purge valve in the rear which is hard to smoke and tell if it is defective. With out the entire values, it would be very difficult to diagnose over the net.
Good luck

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

most people would get a used unit from a junkyard - MUST be the same final drive ratio.

for more info, try searching at ultimate subaru . org , or similar forum.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

The code should read a letter and 4 numbers after it. Try the codes again and see if you don't come up with a code like P0600. Right back and let us know. Thanks.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

Could be all sorts of things. Have a garage or a dealer read the ECU error code to see what is be flagged.

Might be as simple as the gas cap is not tight.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

Give it some more throttle.

2002 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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