2000 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Subaru Forester

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of low catalytic converter efficiency. This same issue may cause the car to fail the State Smog Test if one is required.

The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.

The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.


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Two codes are showing up the knock sensor and the o2 sensor but no engine light is on
The light comes on when you turn the key so the bulb not blown out but a code reader shows that there on but no light when you drive

my suprise because it was 1 owner vehicle i was buying a great car because this person gave me all paper work from the first day he got the car all the oli changes i check the anty freze good but i dont know if i got screw well the car has 191000 milesi was reading the dianostic on paper work an...

I have a 2000 Subaru forester and I wanted a little more noise in it
I wanted to put a thrush in it what size is the exhaust ? And how much work involved ?

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left subaru years ago for a chevy.... so glad to be back..... 180,000 and it runs like well enough to keep us happy.... will never own anything but...had problems with thermostat only to learn it was owner neglect....

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