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adelaide paul
30th June 2009, 01:32 AM
have on 03 Forester manual
It makes a chirpy squeal when I move off
Only happens if I don't have enough revs, when it almost stalls
Sounds leak a slipping drive belt, but I've had these replaced
Any ideas?


mr turbo
30th June 2009, 05:52 AM
G'day & :welcome: to ORS adelaide paul.

Mr Turbo

30th June 2009, 07:20 AM
:welcome: adelaide paul!!!

Possibly clutch throwout bearing going bad???

30th June 2009, 07:26 AM
it doesn't always mean they need replacing. make sure they're tight. it could also be bearings in the ALT or A/C comp. have you nailed it down to the engine? possibly wheel bearings or fused brake calipers? anyhow good luck and welcome:ebiggrin:

1st July 2009, 02:49 AM
Pre-ignition knock?

2nd July 2009, 12:19 AM
Given that it's an 03 manual, I'd put money on the squeak being from the dual-mass flywheel. They get noisy over time due to lack of lubrication and start to sound like a slipping belt, especially at low revs. I believe Subaru changed back to a conventional flywheel the in following year Forester. I've just had my clutch and flywheel replaced with an Exedy kit (including a solid flywheel) - a bit more driveline vibration but no squeak.

2nd July 2009, 09:20 AM
Hi Simon,

I had a Daikin clutch fitted 2000 km ago and the pedal has started to stick. Sometimes I have to flick it with my foot to get it to come up. Have you had any trouble like this?

I am in the Barossa valley on the way to Alice Springs so need to get it fixed. I have someone checking the hydraulics tomorrow but trying to find as much as possible about clutch problems in Suburu Foresters.

Graham Jones

2nd July 2009, 08:14 PM
Hi Graham - I've not had sticking pedal trouble with either the original or Exedy, though like yours my new one has only been on for a couple of thousand kms. Hope they can find and fix the problem for you.