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#937 of 1436 Re: High-pitched tone after engine shut off [timo43]
Dec 23, 2006 (10:10 am)
I have a 2005 Subaru Forester and I also have a high-pitched whistle sound eminating from the front. I can hear it when the engine is running and it continues for several minutes after the engine is off. If I disconnect the battery the noise stops so I assume it is electrical. I also pulled the fuses one by one and was not able to narrow the noise down to any specific area. Thank you ~ James
#938 of 1436 Re: Sports X and Sports XT available on Subaru website [nowakj66]
Dec 23, 2006 (11:36 pm)
I hope it is, 'cause I've got an XT Sports sitting in my garage right now. Unfortunately, it's a manual shift, which, the dealer and I learned together, does NOT have VDC. So, I am waiting to swap it for an automatic XT Sports , sometime next week. As it's the ONLY Forester with VDC, I gladly gave up leather seats and the many various color combos in the XT to get VDC.
#939 of 1436 Re: High-pitched tone after engine shut off [jh_macdonald]
Dec 24, 2006 (2:11 am)
Check the ABS pump. I had this problem on my car and it turned out to be a bad ground on the ABS pump.
#940 of 1436 Re: Sports X and Sports XT available on Subaru website [bayarea_s40]
Dec 24, 2006 (10:56 am)
Hope it comes soon for you.
I myself would not take a Forester XT any other way than with a MT. That turbo motor works best when you keep it in the sweet spot via the MT. The AWD is enough safety for me.
I do wish the MT had it but I would not trade the enjoyment of MT for the added safety of VDC. But that is just me and your choice is valid as well.
#941 of 1436 Re: Sports X and Sports XT available on Subaru website [nowakj66]
Dec 24, 2006 (9:59 pm)
Yeah, I know what you mean about MT and the turbo, but we also have a 2005 Volvo S40 T5 with 6-speed MT (hence my username), and I've enjoyed that thing on the freeway. I doubt the XT Sports with MT would be as nifty to weave thru traffic. Our '99 Forester is also AT, so we're used to it. The additional safety is what I wanted. Plus, I hope the XT Sports gives us at least 100K miles of relatively trouble-free driving, as the '99 Forester has.
#942 of 1436 2001 Forester - strange behavior of security system
Dec 25, 2006 (3:07 pm)
Recently, I've had to jump start my battery. Ever since - although battery seems to be ok -- I have a strange constant blinking of the security system sign on the dash, plus car stopped flashing lights when I click remote control to open the doors. Something's fishy there although for all practical purposes it's still working ok. 160K miles on a vehicle. \\
Should I disconnect and then reconnect the battery, to try to bring things back to normal?
#943 of 1436 Re: 2001 Forester - strange behavior of security system [kate5000]
Dec 25, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Sounds like the system is in valet mode. Unlock and open the driver's door, click the "unlock" button on the remote, then click and HOLD the "unlock" button on the remote for 5-10 seconds. The system should return to normal.
#944 of 1436 Re: 2001 Forester - strange behavior of security system [kate5000]
Dec 25, 2006 (3:16 pm)
Check your owner manual and reprogram the security system. There are about four different options. If your lights no longer flash when locking/unlocking, it sounds like one of the other options has been activated.
#945 of 1436 Oil filter confusion
Dec 28, 2006 (7:42 am)
Has anybody had a problem finding the right oil filter for their 06 Forester? My local auto parts stores (Pep-Boys,Auto-Zone) have no listing for a fram filter in their book, only a purolator L14612. I got on the purolator website I found a cross reference conversion to a Fram Ph 6607, I then went to the Fram website and found a listing recomends a PH 9715 which is not stocked in central N.Y.
What filter is right?
Note. The Fram website lists the forester as Subaru Truck
#946 of 1436 Re: Oil filter confusion [bluvette]
Dec 28, 2006 (11:22 am)
Why not just get the filter from your Subaru dealer? It's not expensive and you'll get the crush washer too, not to mention you'll get the correct filter as well. You can probably order a case of filters from them too and save some $$$.