Top 20 2007 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition Questions & Answers

If you had this done, you paid for it to be done right. Take it back and have it redone.

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AWD problem? Maybe, it depends on whether your car is a manual or automatic.
Manual: clicking and rattling is commonly bearing wear in the transfer case. There's three bearings that have to replaced. The transfer case can be removed without taking the transmission out.

Automatic: The car is normally front wheel drive, and sensors control the transfer case (NOT the same as the manual) AWD clutches to connect the rear drive. This clutch system may be the issue. The symptom is more commonly a grinding sound when turning.

The knocking /clicking sound you feel in the steering wheel is the important diagnostic. This is often caused by a worn front axle INNER CV joint. What happens is the wear makes the CV jam as it rotates. Wear can result in steering wheel shimmy, similar to an out of balance wheel/tire.

It can also result in heavy steering on turns. It's simple to check. Jack up each front wheel, and check for rotational slop between the axle and the CV carrier on the transmission. Anything more than 2mm means youneed new axles.

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Assuming you can press the clutch and EASILY select fwd gears, then I'd suspect either
* the linkage from the gear stick to the transmission is being jammed / obstructed by something under the car.
* something in the center console is jamming the stick getting in to reverse.

If you can't easily select fwd gears, check the clutch slave and master cylinders.

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If you check it cold with the engine not running you get an accurate reading of the amount of oil in the sump; otherwise oil will be lubricating the engine and the dipstick reading will be inaccurate

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the eject motor inside the unit is stuck, we see this if the unit is usely used as a one cd only unit then someone disides to install more then one cd it forces the cd changer to move into some uncharted territory, you can try this to reset the motor un-hook the battery for a min or two then hook it back up, make sure you have the unlock code before you do this, if this does not reset the unit then it is time to go to the dealer.....sorry, but the unit is non-serviceable

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This is only one thing to say when the clutch pressure bearing. It must be a ca1500-3500 km but dare not say exactly.

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sounds like the transmission is slipping-check to make sure your tranny fluid is at the correct level and if it is check with your dealer as they may be able to do a tranny service & adjust the bands.
Good Luck.

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1. My opinion is to check and replace if necessary the knock sensor, (under warranty of course). (Swap a knock sensor by another good one, and test again the car).
2. This "ticking" sound belongs to the engine at full load, and knock sensor must send this information to the Engine Control Module (ECM), which should decrease the ignition advance in order to eliminate the "ticking" noise!
3. The turbocharger is not the root cause of the problem, because the "ticking" sound still occurs when swapping the turbo!

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youre 4x4 is engage at low speed when you turn is normal

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yes in top of yore steering column there is a switch that turn on you're parking light only,is in back the steering wheel the switch it have a letter "p"

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There may be a malfunction in the shift interlock sys.
This sys. keeps the shift from being moved from park
unless the brake peddle is depressed. There are 5 fuse's, directly or indirectly related to the interlock system. Fuse #6 15amp in the fuse box under the hood on the left side. The next 4 are in the fuse box
behind the left side of the dash. Fuse #3 15amp/fuse
#18 15amp/fuse #16 20amp and fuse #4 15amp.
Check these first, before you move on to the brake
light switch, under the dash at the brake peddle.
And the shift lock solenoid, under the console left of
the shift lever. Hope this helps.

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IMPREZA: 2005, 2006, 2007 and
FORESTER: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Check for Immobilizer key on Forester XT models only.
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new remote for 2005 Imprezas.
This is not the same remote as the 05 Legacy/Outback remote which also has truck/gate release on the front and a red panic button on the back.
Lock: press Lock button for 2 seconds or so to lock car, and arm optional security system. The car with chirp once and turn signals flash for locked, 5 short chirps and signal flashes if any door is not fully closed. The dome light goes on for 15 seconds and ignition key ring (if present) will light for 30 seconds when unlocked.
Unlock: press unlock one time for driver's door, press again within 5 seconds to unlock all doors inkling rear gate (wagon). The system does not open the trunk.
Panic mode: press and hold lock button for approx. 3-4 seconds to activate Panic mode. I panic model the horn honks and turn signals flash until either the lock or unlock button is pushed again.
Finder mode: Press lock button 3 times within 5 seconds to activate Vehicle Finder mode. The horn will honk once and the turn signals will flash 3 times
Distance: works within approx. 30 feet depending on battery strength, nearby concrete walls and etc.
Audible Chirp On-Off: the system will chirp when locked or unlocked. To turn OFF the chirps, unlock the door and then push both lock and unlock buttons at the exact same time for 2+ seconds. There will be 2 chirps indicating the the audible is off. To turn the chirp back on, repeat the process and the system will chirp one time when it is back on.
Battery: as the battery ages it will only work as you get closer to the car. When a battery is replaced, the transmitter must be re-synchronized with the Keyless control unit. To synchronize, press the lock or unlock button 6 times.
Programming: 4 codes may be programmed.
Sit in driver's seat and unlock all doors. Open and close the driver's door
Turn the ignition key from LOCK to ON position 10 times within 15 seconds. Be sure to stop at both lock and on. The horn will HONK once to indicate transmitter programming mode is activated. Leave key in LOCK position and don't remove it from ignition.
You now have 45 seconds to complete the programming as below.
Open and close driver's door again.
Push either lock or unlock button on the remote you want to program. The horn will honk 2 times when successful.
To continue and program other remotes at the same time: open and close the driver's door and push lock or unlock on the remote. The driver's door must be opened and closed between each remote you want to program.
Done programming? remove the key from the ignition and the horn will honk 3 times.
DELETE old codes? Reprogram 4 times, it will overwrite old codes.
Alarm Security System: optional on all models. When locked there is one chirp (can be turned off, see above), the turn signals will flash and the red 'security' light will start to flash once every 2 seconds except for STi which flashes twice every 2 seconds.
There will be 5 chirps if a door, hood, and trunk or gate is not fully closed
You can also arm the system by using the power lock button on the driver or passenger door as you get out of the car and then closing the door behind you.
Disarm the system: push unlock for 2 seconds
Lost remote, alarm activated? When you can't use a remote to turn off the system: open the door with a key or try to start the car and the horn will start to honk. Turn the key on-off 3 times within 5 seconds and the alarm will go off and you can start the car. It's simple!
VALET mode: To set valet mode or just to disable the security alarm system: 1. unlock all doors 2. physically open the driver's door 3. hold the UNLOCK button on remote for 2+ seconds. The red 'security' light will then flash 2 times a second until the car is turned on.
System has been Tripped (except for STi): if you unlock the door with the remote and it chirps the signal light flash 4 times, the system has been triggered;
Identification mode: To find out what happened and why the system was triggered:
Open and drivers door, leave it open. Turn ignition key from LOCK to ON 2 times and then leave in LOCK position.
Tripped code: 1 security light flash: a door has been opened, 3 flashes when the impact sensor was triggered, 4 flashes when the ignition was messed with or battery disconnected

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yes... you'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you can access the bolts holding the mirror on and disconnect the wiring harness as well..

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Is Geolandar the oem tires for your Forester? We've got an 05 Legacy 2.5i and we've used all season tires: Yokohama Advan A82 + Kumho Ecsta ASX. Seriously considering Yokohama YK520 as well......All 3 tires are good......

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It is very hard to give you a reliable answer without knowing or hearing the noise for myself. I would take it to another local shop for a real mechanic to listen to the noise. It really ticks me off that the parts changers you have dealt with are so Un-helpful. When working on a Subaru they should have more respect for the customer. Anyway, I would take it to a shop in your area to allow another person to hear the noise. If you give me your area, I will suggest a shop in your area that maybe better at diagnosing your problem.

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if the cruise lamp is on, you would have trigered the cruse control button( helps you cruise with ease on strait highways without much problem).the light shoud disepear when you turn it off.

esp is -Electronic stability program, it makes sure all the 4 wheels of ur car are always on the ground firmly with grip. ideally keep this on unless you are trying to drift.

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i've seen this problem before,what i've found is a bracket that holds the sunroof frame is not positioned properly ,i've found the rear most brackets causing this,generally it's the drivers side but passnger side should be looked at also,best way to repair is to remove headliner to get a ood view of the whole frame,good luck

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