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About Maddog66

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    Westminster Colorado
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    1999 Subaru Forester S
  1. Thanks everyone for your help! I just now got around to the parts store. I decided to replace the wiper linkage bushing and I admit had to rig it a bit to fit right but now the wiper arm is secure and moves properly the problem is solved thanks to you guys
  2. Thanks for the quick reply. Those bushings are what goes on the ends of linkage near where it bolts into the frame yes? They go around a kinda spherical part? If so those that you posted don't look exactly like mine but close... Maybe mine are broken.i did notice a small amount of wiggle room there like the linkage wouldn't stay flush with the bushing. But the freeplay was so little I couldn't imagine that being the cause of my problems. If I can find a set of threm in a nearby store tomorrow I will and post the results. Thanks!
  3. Hey guys need some guidance here. I own a 99 subaru forester s and the windshield wipers don't work properly. The wipers Park to far both ways so they slam into the edge of the window on both the bottom and side. They do not do this everytime they go up and down but often. And each time they go in their rotation they stop at different points on the windshield. This also only happens when the windshield is wet. If dry the wipers stop normally maybe even a bit not far enough. The more wet the windshield is the more the wipers slap against the edges of the window. Ive already take off the panel to inspect the wiper linkage and cannot find any issues with it. The arms have no issues either and the arms lock into place when bolted on as well. What else could be the issue? Anyone else had similar issues? I'd be very appreciative if someone could share some expertise on this topic and move me in the proper direction to fixing the issue. Thanks
  4. the foam appears to be in good shape from what I can tell looking through the holes of the leather ???? so at least that won't be a problem. I'll try to bring my seats down to a shop soon. In the meantime do you have any idea how much it will cost to repair each seat?
  5. Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the upholstery shops around me are only open weekdays and close well before I get off work. Hopefully I can find some time to bring my seats by as the upholstery shop is a great idea. Any idea how much it would cost to have each seat fixed?
  6. I own a 99 subaru forester s and am in need of a solution to my worn out seats. I have the beige leather heated seats in the car and the front seats have cracking and tears in them. What can I do? I've seen leather repair kits but for the matching dye and everything it's 70+ dollars and I'm skeptical about the results. Is their any way I could get replacement oem seats for the car or is there any good aftermarket seats out there that would fit and match nicely? I'm not looking for race bucket seats just some comfortable daily driving seats. Any suggestions are appreciated
  7. thanks for the quick reply I'll give that test a try when I get a chance tommorow. In terms of fixing the release point to me it is really annoying for it to be so high. Hopefully I get some more replays about adjustment but if it ends up not being adjustable would an aftermarket clutch be a possible solution for a low release point or something? Or would I be stuck with a high release point no matter what?
  8. Hey subaru forester community I need some help! I have a 1999 subaru forester s in good condition but I'm recently having some issues with the clutch. I've only had the car for about 8,000 miles and when I bought the car I noticed the catch point was rather high on the car but I didn't notice any signs of the clutch slipping/going out. Recently it seems the clutch is slipping and in need of replacement but i need a proper way to confirm this theory before I dump money into it. I was told that if I can in second gear on a flat road start from a stop with out stalling and with my foot of the gas it ment the clutch was bad. I tried this test and I could in fact get the car rolling rather easy by just slowly releasing the clutch. Not sure if this is valid test though? Additionally I'm curious if it is possible if the high catch point is normal for an oem subaru forester clutch and if its safely adjustable so I can make the catch point almost on the floor either on my current clutch or a replacement. Also how I could do this? Thanks for any help I can get; theese forums rock!