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1998 Subaru Forester CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Subaru REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Replacement -> Dual Proportioning Valve -> Master Cylinder
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS

Master Cylinder

  • Disconnect brake lines from master cylinder and plug the ends.
  • If applicable, disconnect fluid warning switch electrical connector.
  • Remove master cylinder retaining nuts and the master cylinder.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
  • Bleed hydraulic system after completing installation.

Dual Proportioning Valve

Inspect brake line connections at DPV f...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Subaru -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1994-04 Except 2004 Impreza WRX STi -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

Normal Service

Replace ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

Front

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Unstake hub nut using suitable tool.
  • Remove driveshaft locknut from front hub while depressing brake pedal. Remove wheel before loosening axle nut.
  • Remove stabilizer link from front arm.
  • Remove brake caliper bolts and support caliper to strut housing using mechanics wire.
  • Remove disc brake rotor. If brake rotor is difficult to remove, drive 8mm bolt into threaded end of rotor, then remove the rotor. Reference mark surface of h...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect solenoid wiring at starter.
  • Remo...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Subaru -> 1998-2002 Forester & 1999-2003 Impreza
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 7,500 miles.

  • From under passenger's side of the instrument panel, remove two cabin air filter access cover to evaporator case retai...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Subaru -> Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator -> 1998-2004 Forester
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) indicator lamp should illuminate for a few as a bulb check when the ignition Switch is placed in the On position. If the lamp remains illuminated or comes on while driving the vehicle or is blinking, a fault in the ABS has been detected. After diagnosis and repair are completed, the DTCs can be cleared as follows:

  • Take diagnostic connector out fr...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

  • Remove battery from vehicle.
  • Drain engine coolant into suitable container.
  • Disconnect radiator outlet hoses, Figs. .
  • Remove drive belt cover, then disconnect inlet hoses.
  • Disconnect electrical connection...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS

  • Remove drive belt cover. Wipe off any oil or water on belt and pulley.
  • Loosen lockbolt on slider bolt.
  • Loosen slider bolt.
  • ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Fuel Pump & Radiator Fan Relay Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GASFuel Pump & Radiator Fan Relay Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump
  • Main Relay
  • Starter
  • Inhibitor Switch
  • Fuel Pump Relay
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Daytime Running Light Relay
  • Resistor
  • Lighting Switch
  • Front Fog Light Switch
  • Front Fog Light Relay
  • 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Stop Light Switch
  • High Mount Stop Light
  • Stop Light- Right Hand
  • Stop Light- Left Hand
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION
    Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: REMANUFACTURED TRANSAXLES PROGRAM - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1998 Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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