Last post on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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Subaru Forester, Electrical
#42 of 51 Re: Rotors [paisan]
Mar 28, 2007 (10:28 am)
Yeah, you can see every option you have for purchases while you slowly decide to waffle for a few more months like me.
#43 of 51 Re: Rotors [ateixeira]
Mar 28, 2007 (10:50 am)
Throw in the new impreza now too. Yippie another choice!
#45 of 51 99 Forester S electrical problems
Oct 21, 2007 (3:47 pm)
I was driving through a rough patch of the expressway and heard a sound like something had fallen in the backseat, then a sound like something in the trunk rolled and hit the back of the rear door. Then, a sound like something kicked up under the car and slammed into the car. I thought it was just a rock or something from the roadwork and just kept driving. Then, as I was getting off the expressway and when I switched my turning signal, it made its normal clicking sound for a second, then stopped. My signals were no longer working! I went to roll down the windows to make a hand signal and the power windows weren't working! Radio continued to work, but the speedometer, mileage reader and temp. weren't working, but the car drove fine. Hazards worked, too. Then heading back home on the expressway, there were no problems until I hit some traffic and had to stop and go. When going I felt a little hesitation. Off the expressway, the hesitation became more regular. Knocking sound when I braked. Also, noticed a clicking sound as the car idled. Finally got to our garage, and the knocking sound returned, big knocking, then lots of hesitation. Parked, turned the key to the off position, but it wouldn't go all the way. Key was stuck!! I tried to start the car again and it was just a ticking sound, no sound of the car trying to start. Later that night, I went back to the car and started it. It tried to start, lights started flickering, but wouldn't start. I went into the off position and was finally able to get the key out. What could the problem be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've spent so much money on problems with this car and I'm at my wit's end!
#46 of 51 Re: 99 Forester S electrical problems [applejenna]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:28 pm)
Sounds like dead battery and/or alternator.
#49 of 51 Re: Rotors [2tall1]
May 23, 2011 (7:47 pm)
Its not a great idea to cut rotors more than once as once they are too thin they overheat and warp....but new rotors should take a light cut because if they have been stored improperly they may be warped coming out of the box! Another thing that may have been overlooked is wheel balancing...out of balance wheels will cause the same symtoms as disc/rotor run out....
#50 of 51 99 Subaru Forester
Jun 21, 2011 (7:30 pm)
I bought a 99 Subaru Forester a few months ago and when I was cleaning it the other day the parking lights came on. I tried everything I could think of to turn them off but they stay on unless I pull the fuse from the main fuse box. Any ideas on what is causing this or a cheap fix?
#51 of 51 Re: 99 Subaru Forester [amandagrhm]
Jun 21, 2011 (11:10 pm)
Long shot here, but there is a switch for the parking lights located on the top of the steering column. If that switch is on, the lights will stay on at all times, even with the key out of the ignition. You may have hit that while cleaning and didn't even realize it! It is a very non-standard feature, so it is easily overlooked.