Subaru Forester Hatch Won't Stay Open?

Answer In time, the hatchback lift struts of many vehicles, including the Subaru Forester, stop holding the hatch up. While a broomstick will hold the hatch up, it is unsafe as well as annoying to have to... Read More »

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Can you flat-tow a Subaru Forester?

Since Subaru Foresters are all-wheel-drive vehicles, they cannot be flat towed behind another vehicle. Instead, they must be towed on a flatbed tow truck, with all four wheels off the road. Otherwi... Read More »

How to Replace the AC Compressor on a Subaru Forester?

Subaru Foresters use an air conditioning compressor to push freon coolant through a series of lines to an evaporator and condenser. This system dries and cools the interior of the SUV. The compress... Read More »

How to Change the Oil in a 2004 Subaru Forester XT?

In the 1998 model year, Subaru added a "crossover" SUV, the Forester, to its lineup of all-wheel drive vehicles. The 2004 Forester came in five trim levels: 2.5 X, 2.5 XS, 2.5 XS Premium, 2.5 XT an... Read More »

How to Change Coolant on a Subaru Forester?

Changing the coolant in the Subaru Forester involves removing the air from the cooling system after new coolant is added. Removing the coolant can be done quickly, but you will need to plan a few e... Read More »