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I have a 2002 forester with manual transmission and 150,000 miles....

Please bear with me, I am not a mechanic and I do not have the first clue about cars and thus I could use some advice. My husband is deployed and I was once again forced to deal with the skuzzy servi...

Help!! I have a 2002 2.5L Forester. Car starts and idles normally. Mostly when v-cold (20-30 deg), the car will drive normally for 5 minutes. Then when you start giving gas slowly car will normally ac...

For a few years now our 2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L I4 has periodically (about 1-4 times per month) had problems starting. When we cold start the car, a loud noise comes from the engine and the car som...

My dog ate through the driver's seat belt on my 2002 Forester. The dealer quoted me $450 and said only a dealership had the training to repair the seat belt. He said the seat belt is connected to the ...

I am looking at buying a new or recent (2013, 2012, 2011) Forester. My wife and I do mostly small in-town driving, but one of the uses we have for a new car is visiting our college age kids, a 5 hour...

I would like to know if anyone has experienced the endless problems that I am currently facing with my 2002 Forester L....

For everyone planning/dreaming of Forester 2002, note that 2 colors will be changed in 2002 (as per color chart at Santa Cruz Subaru):...

As the undeserving owner of both an OB (2000) and a Forester (2002) I will concur that the OB offers the driver a bit more confidence during hard cornering, while the Forester is arguably more "f...

I bought a new Forester 2002 in March. It currently has less than 5,000 miles on it, but has been in to my local dealer more than 7 times!...

Hello, all. I am trying to replace the rearview mirror in my 2002 Subaru Forester. My problem - I can't seem to figure out how to get the old one off!! I am attaching several pictures of the old mi...

Forester: everything you expect from Subaru. Nice ride, great AWD system standard, great crash test scores. 2003 model looks much better. I'd go for the Impreza TS wagon for a few grand less or the WR...

Forester got the LSD in 1999 or 2000, IIRC. I'm leaning towards 1999, when it also got the Phase II SOHC engine....

2002 and earlier Forester has some issues with the gaskets and the wheel bearings, so those would be the things to look for....
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