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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2003 Subaru Forester - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a Forester are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your Forester!
The belts in your Forester connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your Forester is one of those Subarus that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L 4 Cyl.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L 4 Cyl.
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L 4 Cyl.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L 4 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L 4 Cyl.
A/C blowing hot air?2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon (4 Door)