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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 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks from 1990+

Subaru -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Heater Core, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

  • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
  • Disconnect inlet and outlet heater hoses in engine compartment. Drain as much coolant as possible from heater unit and plug disconnected hoses.
  • Remove evaporator as outlined in "Evaporator Core, Replace."
  • Remove steering column support beam.
  • On models equipped with automatic temperature control, disconnect temperature control actuator, mode control actuator and sensor ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Subaru -> Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Troubleshooting
Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

Refer to Fig. when trou...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

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 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks from 1990+.

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium 2.5 H4 GAS

Wrap metal parts with a cloth or rubber material. Rubber boot may be damaged due to interference with adjacent metal parts during removal.

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Place vehicle in neutral.
  • Release parking brake.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove center exhaust pipes bolts and nuts.
  • Remove rear exhaust pipe and muffler.
  • Remove heat shield cover.
  • Remove differential mount front cover bolts, then remove mount.
  • Place reference mark on front driveline and rear differential flange. Paint is recommended for match marks. Never da...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Description
Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) alerts the driver when a large change in the pressure of one tire exists. The system detects a tire pres...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

  • Disconnect ground cable from battery.
  • On turbo models, remove collector cover and collector cover bracket.
  • On non-turbo models, remove V-belt covers.
  • On all models, disconnect connector and terminal from alternator.
  • Remove front side belts.
  • Remo...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Subaru -> 2008-09 Impreza & 2009 Forester
Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

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

  • Remove the glove compartment damper, Fig. .
  • Disengage the glove compartment stops, then remove the glove compartment, Fig. .
  • Disengage...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Subaru -> EGR Maintenance Reminder Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2007 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

The EGR maintenance reminder indicator lamp will be illuminated to indicate time for EGR maintenance. After performing maintenance, reset reminder lamp. Remove instrument pan...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

Lower

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator outlet.
  • Remove hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse proc...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Subaru Forester cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester X 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 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

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

Door Wiring Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester  2.5 H4 GASDoor Wiring Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Power Window Main Switch
  • Door Lock Switch RH
  • Front Door Lock Actuator LH
  • Front Door Speaker LH
  • Front Door Speaker RH
  • Underhood Component Locations Diagram for 2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GASUnderhood Component Locations Diagram for 2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank
  • Sub Fuel Level Sensor
  • Main Fuel Level Sensor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

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

    2002 Subaru Forester  2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2002 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Seat Belt Warning Light
  • Key Warning Switch
  • Front Door Switch- Left Hand
  • Seat Belt Warning and Key Warning Module
  • 2008 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • High Beam Relay
  • Front Fog Light Relay
  • Right Front Fog Light
  • Left Front Fog Light
  • Dimmer And Passing Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

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

    Document: ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM CHECK DURING STATE EMISSION TEST
    Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Emission Controls, Vacuum Hoses
  • Document: DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR P0851/P0852
    Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 2.5 H4 GAS

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

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 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 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 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 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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