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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Squeaking / Chirp noise when accelerating
« Last post by berndp on February 17, 2018, 10:19:53 PM »
Hi Peeps,

Did any of you Forester XT owners experienced a chirp / squeaky noise when accelerating.
Noise seems to be only under low rpm and after 4000 rpm it seems to go away.
There is no lack of power and is not getting any louder.

thanks for the help

Increase your radio's volume.
The "chirp / squeaky noise" will fade.
 ;D ;D
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Introduction / Re: 3rd time Forester owner, good to be back.
« Last post by jbh on February 16, 2018, 08:28:19 AM »
Nice looking car!!!
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Squeaking / Chirp noise when accelerating
« Last post by Starfire69 on February 15, 2018, 09:00:09 PM »
Check all your turbo hoses for leaks.
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Turbo Tech Chat / Squeaking / Chirp noise when accelerating
« Last post by SLT365 on February 15, 2018, 10:41:16 AM »
Hi Peeps,

Did any of you Forester XT owners experienced a chirp / squeaky noise when accelerating.
Noise seems to be only under low rpm and after 4000 rpm it seems to go away.
There is no lack of power and is not getting any louder.

thanks for the help
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Transmission / Re: 4 Speed Sportshift
« Last post by JPC on February 14, 2018, 01:11:33 PM »
Is this not a CVT box?

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This model does not have a CVT gearbox - only the new generation Foresters have the CVT box - all auto models. the model in discussion has the 4 SPD Auto.
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Transmission / Re: 4 Speed Sportshift
« Last post by Rudcor1 on February 14, 2018, 12:40:57 PM »
I will have a look over the weekend, went for a service at the dealer just before delivery, sure they did check it.
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Transmission / Re: 4 Speed Sportshift
« Last post by LoopSoosStroop on February 14, 2018, 08:53:58 AM »
Are your box fluid levels correct?
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Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Should all tyres be replaced at the same time?
« Last post by dreamerza on February 13, 2018, 10:24:37 PM »
Or maybe better option to rotate all 5 tyres so your spare always has same wear, even better if you have 6 ?
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Transmission / Re: 4 Speed Sportshift
« Last post by boxerulez on February 13, 2018, 10:22:39 PM »
Is this not a CVT box?

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Transmission / 4 Speed Auto XT
« Last post by Rudcor1 on February 13, 2018, 05:48:22 PM »
I have never owned a auto Forester and few interesting characteristics became apparent with my first road trip in my 2011 XT. I would like to hear if these are standard or if I should worry.  The vehicle has done 71000km and all services has been done by the dealers.

Changes are smooth, downshifts abrupt when planting your foot and operation seems fine. 

My question is slip.  When using light throttle at speed and there is only the slightest incline the torque converter starts slipping. It is a constant balancing act on the throttle to get more torque on the road without the box shifting to 3rd while maintaining decent speed or heavy slip taking place. When it downshifts, it goes like a bat out of hell, only to change to fourth and start slipping again. 

It locks up again when you lessen throttle or when you approach higher revs (+- 3500), but this is approaching seriously illegal speeds. It also locks up on very light throttle on a level road.

Is this the norm, or am I just to heavy footed? I would love to use the motors amazing torque without this constant slip.

Your feedback would be appreciated.
 
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