Last post on Oct 24, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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Subaru Impreza, Transmission, Hatchback
#2 of 4 Re: 2009 Subaru Impreza Rattling, underpowered [jerryfarina]
Jun 06, 2010 (3:22 am)
Move the shift lever one notch to the left in the drive position for higher shift points....and poorer fuel economy.
#3 of 4 Re: 2009 Subaru Impreza Rattling, underpowered [saedave]
Jun 08, 2010 (9:44 am)
That'll engage Sport mode, which should help. You can also tap to choose when you want the shifts.
#4 of 4 Re: 2009 Subaru Impreza Rattling, underpowered [jerryfarina]
Oct 24, 2010 (6:52 pm)
Nothing you can do about the lack of power.
Good news, I found where the Rattling is coming from. (Sins car was new it was bugging me) Very easy fix, but took a lot of time to isolate it. The air filter box has an attachment underneath of it. Looks like a 1 gallon milk container, made of white plastic. Itís hiding between the fender and body frame. Hard to see. (Before you do anything do an easy test. move the filter box rapidly, if you hear rattle, thatís your problem.) Need to unhook one wire connector air intake hood, air intake sleeve and two bolts holding the filter box. Pool the box all the way up. Then attach foam couching to the side of that plastic container that is closer to the body frame. (First I just jammed good two inches thick peace of foam in between that container and the body frame, test drove the car, the rattling was gone). Then just put everything back together and enjoy the quiet and underpowered ride.
If that helped you (or anyone else) please send me an e-mail: fokus22hotmail.com . I will collect it and if i have enough supporting information I will try to request the recall from manufacturer.