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!

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

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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.

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