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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2009 Subaru Forester. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Forester and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Forester for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Forester. For most Subarus, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Subaru Forester oil filter wrench. If your Forester is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Forester.
Most Subarus have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Forester. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo