2001 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Subaru Forester
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2001 Subaru Forester ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Catalytic Converter
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.
2001 Subaru Forester QuestionsWhy won't my engine start? (1 answer)
I turn the key and get a moment of cranking then just an unwinding sound. I was driving in town when the car quit running. Now it won't start.
The switch and fuses are OK
My mechanic says non-replacement could result in catastrophic engine failure as he cannot guarantee that oil has leaked onto the belt. A different mechanic replaced the belt at 100,000.