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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 -> Radiator, Replace -> Baja, Legacy & Outback -> Forester & Impreza
Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

Baja, Legacy & Outback

Refer to Figs. and , when removing and installing radiator.

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove skid shield retaining bolts, then the shield.
  • Drain engine coolant into suitable container.
  • Disconnect electric cooling fan connectors.
  • Disconnect lower radiator hose.
  • On models equipped with automatic transmission, disconnect transmission fluid cooler lines.
  • On all models, lower vehicle, then disconnect overflow hose from radiator filler neck.
  • Remove drive belt cover retaining bolts, then the cover.
  • Rem...

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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 -> Component Service -> Master Cylinder
Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS

Master Cylinder

  • Remove master cylinder from vehicle.
  • Remove cylinder pin, Fig. .
  • Push piston inward, then remove snap ring.
  • Apply pressure to piston assembly while Inserting a small screwdriver into window of piston retainer and raise piston retainer latch, Fig. .
  • Remove primary and secondary piston assemblies. Do not disassemble pistons. if disassembled, the spring settings will change.
  • Inspect master cylinder inside diameter to piston clearance, Service limit is not to exceed .043 inch.
  • Clean all components with clean brake fluid,...

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

Normal Service

Replace ...

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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: 2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 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+.

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Removal -> Snap In Type -> Tire Pressure Sensor -> TPMS Control Module
Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 2.5 H4 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

Snap In Type

When replacing the tire pressure sensor, the transmitter ID will need to be registered to the TPMS control module, Refer to "Relearn Procedures" "Transmitter ID Registration."

Removal
  • Loosen the lug nuts.
  • Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, then remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Release the air pressure from the tire.
  • Using a suitable tire changer, remove the tire from the wheel.
  • Remove the screw attaching the tire pressure sensor to the valve stem, Fig. .
  • Remove the valve stem.
Installation

Use a valve and screw when installing the tire ...

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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: 2008 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove terminal nut and alternator electrical connector from back of alternator.
  • Remove retainers securing V-belt cover then remove cover.
  • Loosen alternator drive belt lock bolt.
  • Loosen alternator adjusting bolt.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Remove A/C compressor drive belt lock nut.
  • Loosen A/C compressor adjusting bolt.
  • Remove A/C compressor d...

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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 X 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 -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) ->
Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

The MIL will be illuminated when the ignition switch is placed in the On position, and should go out when the engine is started. If the MIL remains lit after engine start-up, the self-diagnostic system has detected a fault an...

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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: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

Lower

  • Disconnect ground cable from battery.
  • Drain engine coolant completely into a suitable container.
  • Disconnect radiator outlet hose from thermostat cover.
  • Disconnect radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Remove outlet house from vehicle.
  • Reverse proce...

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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: 2008 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 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+.

Engine Compartment Sensor Locations Diagram for 2000 Subaru Forester  2.5 H4 GASEngine Compartment Sensor Locations Diagram for 2000 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Knock Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Underhood Component Locations Diagram for 2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GASUnderhood Component Locations Diagram for 2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Torque Converter Turbine Speed 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.

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

    Components on diagram:
  • Front Fog Light Switch
  • Front Fog Light Relay
  • Dimmer And Passing Switch
  • Front Fog Light- Right Hand
  • Light System
  • 1998 Subaru Forester  2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Heater- Left Hand
  • Seat Heater/ Rear Accessory Power Supply Relay
  • Seat Heater Switch- Left Hand
  • Seat Heater Switch- Right Hand
  • Seat Heater- Right Hand
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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: Service Manual Corrections
    Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • 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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