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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 -> Water Pump, Replace -> 2.0L & 2.5L DOHC Engines -> 2.5L SOHC Engine -> 3.0L Engine -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    2.0L & 2.5L DOHC Engines

    Removal
    • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
    • Remove drive belt cover, drive belt and A/C compressor drive belt tensioner.
    • Lock crankshaft into position using crankshaft pulley wrench tool No. 499977100, or equivalent, then remove pulley bolt and pulley.
    • Remove lefthand and righthand front belt covers.
    • On models equipped with manual transmission, remove timing belt guide, Fig. .
    • On all models, if alignment marks on timing belt are faded or difficult to see, put new marks on belt before remov...

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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 -> Drum Brakes -> Adjustments -> Baja, Legacy & Outback -> Drum Brake -> Forester & Impreza -> Parking Brake
    Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    Parking Brake

    Baja, Legacy & Outback
    • Pull parking brake lever three to five times. Mechanism should click six to seven times when a force of 55 lbs. is exerted on the lever.
    • If lever operation is not as specified, adjust lever stroke by turning adjuster nut.
    • After adjustment procedure is complete, tighten adjuster locknut to specification.
    Forester & Impreza
    • Pull parking brake lever with a force of ap...

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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 -> Component Locations -> 1990-03 Legacy, 1993-04 Impreza (Except WRX STi), 1998-04 Forester & 2000-03 Outback w/1.8L, 2.2L, 2.5L & 3.0L Engines
    Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

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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+.

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
    Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XT 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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    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+.

    Relearn Procedures -> Transmitter ID Registration
    Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    Transmitter ID Registration

    The following procedure must be performed when tire pressure sensor or TPMS control module is replaced. If tire pressure sensor transmitter ID cannot be registered after two attempts, replace the TPMS control module. If the registration procedure is not performed for 5 minutes or more or if the ignition switch is placed in the Off position, the registration mode will be cancelled.

    • Check and adjust all tires to the recommended pressure.
    • Connect the Subaru Select Monitor tool, or equivalent tool, then select Each System Check, Tire Pressure Monitor and ...

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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+.

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

    • Disconnect ground cable from battery.
    • Disconnect solenoid wiring at starter.
    • Re...

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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 -> 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 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 -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    The air bag warning lamp, located inside the combination meter, will illuminate in the event of a poor connection or other air bag system fault. When the air bag system is functioning properly, the lamp should go out approximately 8 seconds after the ignition switch ...

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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+

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1999 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 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: 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 Subaru Forester AUTOMOBILES

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

    Rear Body Components Diagram for 2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GASRear Body Components Diagram for 2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Pressure Control Solenoid Valve
  • Canister
  • Drain Valve
  • Body Components Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GASBody Components Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Connector B11
  • Connector B12
  • Connector B14
  • Connector B16
  • Connector B6
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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.

    2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • VDC Motor Relay
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Left Front Door Switch
  • Combination Meter
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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: MODIFICATION OF TIMING BELT TENSIONER BRACKET - NOISE
    Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Document: FRONT STABILIZER BAR BUSHINGS
    Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 2.5 H4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Steering, Suspension
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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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    Click here to view more details1998 Subaru Forester H4, 2.5 L, 2458 CC Rebuilt Engine, DOHC, Warranty: 7-Year/70,000 Mile, .

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    Click here to view more details2009 Subaru Forester Used A/C Compressor, 2.5, AUTO, AWD (2.5L), Very Good.

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