2004 Subaru Forester won't start and won't idle

Asked by Mar 18, 2016 at 01:51 PM about the 2004 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Subaru Forester. It will try to turn over but won't start. I was told to try a cleaner in my gas tank. Thought it worked but a couple days later same problem. I had to hold brake and gas pedals at the same time to get home. Cause when I come to a stop it won't idle. Just dies. Please help!

2 Answers

10

Look into changing the fuel filter first, then work into having the injectors professionally cleaned. Watch cheap gas stations to with water gas...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5,320

Lots of potential issues here, inc the water temp sensor and idle control valve. Best to take it to a good Subie wrench rather than guess from afar. I wouldn't clean the injectors FIRST, but replacing a fuel filter and maybe spray-cleaning the throttle body are cheap quickies that might solve problem.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Subaru Forester Experts

  • #1
    Nick Eidemiller
    Reputation
    3,800
  • #2
    walth
    Reputation
    3,150
  • #3
    lifeson34
    Reputation
    2,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Outback
47 Great Deals out of 491 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda CR-V
51 Great Deals out of 2,594 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota RAV4
70 Great Deals out of 2,943 listings starting at $3,000
Used Subaru Impreza
53 Great Deals out of 874 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Legacy
26 Great Deals out of 440 listings starting at $888
Used Ford Escape
213 Great Deals out of 5,288 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
7 Great Deals out of 407 listings starting at $5,995
Used Toyota Highlander
18 Great Deals out of 583 listings starting at $4,200
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
11 Great Deals out of 95 listings starting at $6,800
Used Honda Civic
301 Great Deals out of 3,986 listings starting at $1,494
Used Honda Accord
65 Great Deals out of 1,093 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
33 Great Deals out of 797 listings starting at $5,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Forester For Sale
386 listings starting at $25,995
2017 Subaru Forester For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 91 listings starting at $27,590
2016 Subaru Forester For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 46 listings starting at $23,500
2015 Subaru Forester For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $15,950
2014 Subaru Forester For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 116 listings starting at $13,575

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.