I am having problems with my forester! Whenever I try to shift into first it is very hard and barely goes into gear. Most of the time I have to start the car in first. I am also having problems with reverse and when I try to shift into reverse it just grinds and makes a horrible noise. My brother who is familiar with subarus and I worked on it after we had some mechanics look at it and one said probably the transmission and the other said maybe the clutch fork or the throwout bearing. What we ended up trying was the slave cylinder the master cylinder the throwout bearing and the clutch fork. We switched them all out for brand new stuff. In the end the car did go into first way easier and reverse no problem. But then we went for a drive and first became way harder and reverse was almost the same as before. So we are pretty much right where we started. Any input would be greatly appreciated!