Top 20 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5 Questions & Answers

is the Check Engine Light on? many newer cars will illuminate several lights and disable systems if the ECU records a DTC.

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Not good. Its very likely that you have bent some valves on one or both heads. Get a new belt and pulley kit, and install it. By hand, rotate the engine to ensure that NOTHING is jammed. Take the plugs out and do a compression test. If the readings are normal, put the plugs back and start. If not, pull nor or more heads, get them reconditioned nada install new head gaskets.

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160,000 km major service. Anything over 150,000, think about getting it done, There's a set of bearing and the hydraulic tensioner (sometimes water pump) as well that should be done at the same time.

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check the seals in your door and the door frame.

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probably moisture in cap

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there are many bushings that can wear out and cause squeeks.
if you suspect this sound is in the front check your front sway bar links

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check the bushes .

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there is it should be located on the back of radio itself. if that doesn't work you may need to check your fuses

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Please have a fuel pressure leak down test performed, most likely the check valve in the fuel pump has failed. A special tool and skills are needed top run this test.

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Is the battery dead

Alternator not charging

Fuel pump fail

Check for codes

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Is there a check engine light on?

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It sounds like you over heated the engine and have damaged the head gasket. do not drive and have you car looked at more in detail to confirm the head gasket is indeed the problem

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15 or 20amp from my search. Look in the lid of the fuse box, it should say.

Or you could look in the owners handbook. Page 353 say it is 20amp :>)

Fuse 13

13 - 20A . Accessory power outlet
(center console

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fuse 4 underhood fuse box and circuit breaker left end of dash

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Sounds like your in tank pump isn't working.....and you have no fuel pressure at the fuel rail on the engine. See if you can tell that it turns on when you turn the key on....I'm not familiar with Subarus so I don't know if you can hear them spin up or not......Most any shop can tell you if you have fuel pressure at the rail....the other way is to loosen the fuel line at the rail and turn the key to on ( not crank) and see if you have fuel leaking from the loosened connection.

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Check oil level and colour in the box if black or sludgy then change if not then look to torque convertor issue

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Start with the simple stuff: is the exhaust system fully supported?
Harder stuff: check for ...
* loose rear suspension components (unlikely)
* prop shaft U-joint wear (also unlikely)
* rear transmission support blocks

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