2000 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance

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

2000 Subaru Forester Problems

Cooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Catalytic Converter

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.

Worn Out Gaskets Allowed Oil to Seep Into Spark Plugs

An oil leak can develop from the spark plug tube seals. Excess oil in the spark plug tubes can result in engine misfires and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Our technicians tell us that removing the valve cover and replacing the tube seals and cover gasket is necessary to correct this concern. Oil damaged spark plugs, ignition wires, and ignition coils will also require replacement.

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2000 Subaru Forester Questions

The head light assembly (1 answer)

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

Does Scotchbrite scratch aluminum blocks? (1 answer)

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...

Car won't start (1 answer)

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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2000 Subaru Forester Reviews

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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