2003 Subaru Forester Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 2003 Forester’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Subaru Forester transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Subaru Forester transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Forester at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 2003 Foresters

According to Subaru, your Forester’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2003 Subaru Foresters at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2003 Forester up to Subaru-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Forester’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Subaru Forester Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Subaru Forester transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Forester’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2003 Subaru Forester Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Subaru tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Forester towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Forester is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Forester's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2003 Forester’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Subaru's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Subaru Forester’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2003 Forester, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.