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#6516 of 19336 Re: Forester Piston Slap [mb789]
Apr 14, 2006 (11:45 am)
Even though we've had the piston replacement done on our 2003 Forester I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one. The latest engines are revised and the current 2.5L is better and more powerful to boot. My daughter drives an 2005 2.5L Impreza and the motor is very quiet and smooth.The Forester AWD with automatic is excellent and if you drive on wet or/snowy roads there are few AWD's better at any price. Quote from my wife: when comparing Toyota and Honda, both use dumb side opening hatch doors and hang spare wheels out back which make them very impractical loading groceries, etc. Parking damage to those models is frequent and the balanced lift gate on the Forester is a breeze.This can be important as the others are truck like and unless only males use the car, it's a good Subaru feature worth considering. We'd say go for it and enjoy a practical, fun and safe car ! - Waterloo
#6517 of 19336 Re: Forester Piston Slap [b10609]
Apr 14, 2006 (12:14 pm)
I would suggest that males enjoy well designed lift gates too!
#6518 of 19336 Re: My horse thru a shoe... [fibber2]
Apr 14, 2006 (4:56 pm)
If you can't get the brake hardware from Subaru, you can buy hardware kits for disc and drum brakes from a NAPA dealer. It's not a bad idea to change the hardware as well as the pads/shoes.
#6519 of 19336 Re: bad subaru servce [subie]
Apr 15, 2006 (12:09 am)
I had to get new one for my 98 last year, it took my dealer a day to get it!
#6520 of 19336 Piston Slap Outback Sport
Apr 16, 2006 (8:22 pm)
Noise started at 11,000 miles. Dealer said they all do that. Motor rebuilt at 29,000 miles, 2 new pistons and oversized rings. Noise back 1200 miles later. Subaru just put a motor in it (short block? is what my husband says) The car now has 32,000 miles on it. Any thoughts?
#6521 of 19336 Re: Brake noises in 1997 Legacy Wagon
Apr 17, 2006 (10:18 am)
About one month after getting the front brake pads replaced and the rotors machined (at the Sub. dealer), I started hearing a creaking/grinding noise intermittently when applying the brakes. It appeared to be coming from the front. As time went on, the noise became louder and more constant each time the brakes were applied. I brought it back to the dealer. They inspected the pads, cleaned out some dust, machined front and rear rotors, but admitted they never heard the noises during their test drive. Of course, since getting my car back a few days ago, the noise has reappeared, although now softer and less frequent. It is only present as I start to depress the brake pedal and stops when the car has come to a complete stop. It seems to be coming from the front wheels. Any ideas? I'm bringing the car back to the dealer in a few days. The car has only 75,000 miles and is up to date with maintenance. Judy
#6522 of 19336 Re: '06 windshield cracks??? [frankeljon]
Apr 18, 2006 (1:32 pm)
Yes. I replaced three windshields in my 2001 Forrester . I have had my 2006 Forrester for 14 days. You guessed it. Huge crack low on the windshield all along the width of the hood. There MUST be a design flaw
#6523 of 19336 Re: My horse thru a shoe... [fibber2]
Apr 19, 2006 (6:25 am)
It's not a winter car, in fact I've never driven it in the snow (that's why I have the Subie). So no salt.
The previous owner also garaged it, plus it has only 60k miles right now.
#6524 of 19336 Re: Piston Slap Outback Sport [snoogs51]
Apr 19, 2006 (8:00 am)
Wish I could get my dealer to replace my short block for my slap.
#6525 of 19336 local service
Apr 19, 2006 (1:06 pm)
I want to replace the timing belt in my 03 Forester. If anyone knows any good service shops who are good with subarus in central N.J. around Middlesex county please let me know. For some reason the dealers all want what I consider alot of money for this work. Thanks