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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: 1999 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

    • Drain 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.
    • Disconnect heater control and mode door cables.
    • Remove instrument panel as outlined under "Instr... "

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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 -> Disc Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Front -> Rear
    Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

    Front

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove front wheels.
    • Disconnect brake hose from strut.
    • Remove caliper lockpin, then rotate caliper on guide pin, Figs. through .
    • Remove brake pads from support.
    • Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
      • Push piston into caliper body. When piston is difficult to insert, loosen the air bleeder, then push into place.
      • Refer to Figs. through for tightening values.
      • After completing installation, depress brake pedal several times to seat brake pads against rotor. If pedal stroke is excessive, bleed hydraulic ...

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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: 1999 Subaru Forester 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: 2008 Subaru Forester XT Limited 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: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 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 "Relean 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 p...

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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: 2007 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 2.5 H4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • On models equipped with Turbo, remove engine cover.
    • On models not equipped with Turbo, remove air cleaner case.
    • On all models, disconnect intake air temperature sensor connector.
    • Remove bolts securing air cleaner case stay.
    • Disconnect hoses and intake duct from air cleaner case.
    • Loosen clamps that connects air cleaner case to throttle body.
    • Remove air cleaner case.
    • On models equipped with Turbo, remove intercooler.
    • On all models, remove bolts securing air cleaner stay.
    • Disconnect PCV hose from PCV pipe.
    • Remove PCV pipe from intercooler.
    • Disconnect air byp...

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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 Forester
    Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GAS

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

    • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    • Remove the glove compartment.
    • Disengage the cabin air filter access cover tabs, Fig. , then remove the cover.
    • ...

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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 -> Hill Start Assist Warning Lamp -> Manual Transmission Models
    Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    The Hill Start Assist warning lamp, will illuminate for a few seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the on position as a bulb check. If the lamp illuminates while the engine is running, a malfuncti...

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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+

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester X 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 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: 2004 Subaru Forester XS 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 Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 2.5 H4 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Purge Control Solenoid Valve
  • Ignition Coil
  • EGR Valve
  • Ignition Igniter
  • Oil Switching Solenoid Valve
  • Underbody Components Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 2.5 H4 GASUnderbody Components Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Pressure Control Solenoid Valve
  • Canister
  • Drain Valve
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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.

    2001 Subaru Forester  2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2001 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlight Relay- Right Hand
  • Headlight Relay- Left Hand
  • 2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Pressure Switch
  • Side Marker Light Left Hand
  • Front Turn Signal Light Left Hand
  • Clearance Light Left Hand
  • Fan Mode Relay
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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: RECOMMENDED MATERIALS
    Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Document: EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION
    Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

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