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#17850 of 18028 subaru forester 2001 mudflaps? Timing chain?
Aug 10, 2006 (2:09 pm)
I've been told that the mudflaps for the 2001 forester are no longer in stock. I can't find any from the various mail order or junk yards.
Question: can I use the mudflaps offered for more recent model year Foresters?
I just had to get my right rear wheel bearings replaced (71,000 miles). Now it makes me nervous about replacing my timing chain - this is what killed my previous Honda Civic. When should I do this? Is now too soon?
#17851 of 18028 Re: Used Forester question [ateixeira]
Aug 11, 2006 (4:15 am)
I don't know if this is an answer, but you seem to know about used subarus. I have an 01 Forester with 44k miles and just had head gaskets replaced under that extended warranty/recall. How have people's experience been after this was done. Is it worth to keep car really long term or trade it before 8 year extended warranty/recall expires?
#17852 of 18028 Re: Used Forester question [stevecar]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:24 am)
I have 2001 Forester - it's got 152K miles on it and still going strong. In my experience it was well worth keeping it past the extended warranty.
#17853 of 18028 Re: Used Forester question [stevecar]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:34 am)
I would only trade it or otherwise get rid of it if the engine overheated severely. That can warp the heads and then the surfaces are not flush and it won't seal well no matter what gasket material you use.
If you did not have that happen, the new gasket material is much better and I doubt you'll have the same problem again (knock on wood).
#17854 of 18028 Re: Used Forester question [stevecar]
Aug 12, 2006 (8:14 am)
My 2001 Forester has about 142K miles. I had the headgasket issue taken care of around 50 K miles and haven't had a problem with it since.
#17855 of 18028 Air bag light on
Aug 12, 2006 (3:48 pm)
I have a 2003 Forester with auto transmission. I just notice that the air big light is on. The car is now out of warranty. What the reasons for that? What can I do?
#17856 of 18028 Re: Air bag light on [yu203964]
Aug 12, 2006 (4:49 pm)
In 2006 the "Air Bag" light is on if no passenger is riding. Is this what you are talking about, or does your model have only one light, on the dash? In many cars that is a reminder light to have them serviced, which I beleive at your mileage might be the case.
Otherwise, it is perhaps a sensor malfunction.
#17857 of 18028 Re: Air bag light on [terry92270]
Aug 12, 2006 (5:10 pm)
The '03 doesn't have the weight sensor for the front passenger airbag, so that is not causing the light to come on. You should get it checked out ASAP, it either is a sensor or a malfunction of the bag itself. It is not something that comes on at a particular mileage.
I think the airbag warranty may be longer than the powertrain warranty, though I'm not certain.
#17858 of 18028 Re: Air bag light on [subearu]
Aug 12, 2006 (5:32 pm)
Thank you Brian. You're right. I check the warranty book. Air bag is a major component and with 60 months or 100,000 km. warranty. I'll book an appointment to fix it soon.
#17859 of 18028 Re: Used Forester question [leo2633]
Aug 14, 2006 (8:28 am)
Thanks to you all for the quick answer. I really want to keep the car. Your experiences were helpful.