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

Drive Belt Data -> Imported Cars & Light Trucks & Vans -> 1998-2000
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Anti-lock Brakes -> Forester -> Description
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) incorporates a hydraulic control unit, ABS control module, valve relay and motor relay in one unit. The ABS system electronically controls brake fluid pressure to prevent wheel lockup during braking on slippery road surfaces.

If the ABS becomes inoperative, the ...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Subaru -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Justy w/Carbureted Engine -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • On Impreza, SVX, 1990-94 Legacy models,fold down the rear seat back, then remove the floor mat and access hole lid.
  • On 1995-00 Legacy models, remove the rear seat cushion and seat back, then the floor mat and access hole lid.
  • On all models, disconnect the fuel pump relay electrical connector.
  • Start the engine and operate until it stalls.
  • After the engine has stalled, crank the engine for at least 5 seconds.
  • Place the ignition switch in Off position.
  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Connect the fuel pump electrical connector.
  • On...

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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 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 S 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 S 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 -> Check Engine Lamp -> 1998-2009 Forester
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

The Check Engine lamp will be illuminated when the ignition switch is placed in the On position. When the engine is started, the lamp should go out. If it remains lit after engine start-up, the self-diagnostic system has detected a problem and stored a diagnostic trouble code. After diagnosis and repair are complete, the self-diagnostic system memory can be cleared using the scan tool. Follow scan t...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS

Inlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
  • Remove hose from heater core.
  • Reposition hose clamp at cylinder head.
  • Remove hose from cylinder head.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedur...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 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 Tank Component Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester  2.5 H4 GASFuel Tank Component Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Temperature Sensor
  • Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor
  • Fuel Level Sensor Main
  • Fuel Level Sensor Sub
  • Rear Wiring Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GASRear Wiring Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Pressure Control Solenoid Valve
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Parking Brake Switch
  • Clock
  • Room Light
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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 L 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Defogger
  • 1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Inhibitor Switch
  • Stop Light Switch
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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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