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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+

    Air Bag System Precautions -> Subaru -> Disarming
    Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

    • Turn ignition Off.
    • Disconnect battery ground cable, then battery positive cable.
    • On Impreza models, wait 20 se...

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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+.

    Power Brake Units -> Description
    Vehicle: 1999 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

    The brake booster is located inline between the master cylinder and the brake pedal. It serves to mechanically boost the force pushing the pistons of the master cylinder.

    The brake booster consists of a power cylinder section and a power piston section. The power cylinder is made up of a front shell, rear shell and a diaphragm. The front and rear shells are connected with the diaphragm placed in between the two. The power cylinder chamber is closed to the atmosphere and the left and right chambers of the diaphragm are kept sealed.

    The power piston is ...

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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 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+.

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
    Vehicle: 2006 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 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+.

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 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 -> 2003-07 Forester
    Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

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

    • Remove nine the glove compartment retaining screws, the glove compartment, Fig. .
    • Remove the cabin air filter cover, Fig. .
    • Remove the cab...

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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: 2008 Subaru Forester X 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+

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at water outlet using hose clamp pliers.
    • Remove heater inlet hose from water outlet.
    • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at heater core using hose clamp pliers.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Outlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at water inlet using hose clamp pliers.
    • Disco...

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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+.

    Fuel Pump & Radiator Fan Relay Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GASFuel Pump & Radiator Fan Relay Locations Diagram for 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump
  • Main Relay
  • Starter
  • Inhibitor Switch
  • Fuel Pump Relay
  • Engine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Purge Control Solenoid Valve
  • Ignition Coil
  • Secondary Air Pump
  • Wastegate Control Solenoid Valve
  • Secondary Air Combination 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.

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

    Components on diagram:
  • Interrupt Relay
  • Battery
  • Starter Interlock Relay
  • Clutch Switch
  • Starter Motor
  • 2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Lighting Switch
  • Hi Beam Relay
  • Daytime Running Light Resistor
  • Dimmer And Passing Switch
  • Hi Beam Indicator Light
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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: TRANSMISSION POPPING OUT OF REVERSE
    Vehicle: 1999 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Insufficient Performance
  • Auto Systems:
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • Document: TRANSMISSION REAR CROSS-MEMBER - SERVICE CAUTION
    Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • 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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