2000 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance

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

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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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wanting to know if a Subaru outbacks headlight assembly will match up to a 2000 Subaru Forester??

I started to use scotchbrite to clean the mating surface on the cylinder ( the machine shop recommended it). I am using blue and it seems to do nothing!!! Hours and hours and still the same stains.
I want to switch to a coarser grit but I don't want to scratch the surface. (I am wettin...

I went drove through water and my car won't start.The battery is fine.The ground is good.I put the key in the ignition and the interior lights came on for a few seconds then nothing. No power.It will not turn over. I checked all the fuses and everything looks good.Any suggestions?

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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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