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2009 Subaru forrester will not start. scanner shows $7E8 and…

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2009 Subaru forrester will...

2009 Subaru forrester will not start. scanner shows $7E8 and $7E9

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Engine turns, occasionally fires but will not start. Not battery as far as I can tell

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. it is in an area not accessable to tow truck

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Before it died the automatic shifting did not work. it kept going higher gear to lower gear repeatedly over the course of seconds. I drove it for about 40 miles using the manual option, then it died and will not start. Trans fluid was just a bit low. Also the cruise control light was blinking and did not respond to turning the cruise control on or off

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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 1 year ago

That is what they call a "generic" code. Some OBD11 or OBD2, "same thing", scanners will give a $7E8 and $7E9.
These are for a sub menu. Click on each one separately and you should or might get a regular "P0" code if your scanner
has the supported module.

If you can get the PO codes, I might be able to help you with this.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I will have to get back to you. The vehicle and my computer are miles apart
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok, sorry, I should be here until 7 PM eastern and then all day tomorrow or at least until 7

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