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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 -> Instrument Panel, Replace -> Baja, Legacy & Outback -> Forester & Impreza
Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5 H4 GAS

Forester & Impreza

  • Remove rear console box, then cup holder.
  • On models equipped with manual transmission, turn over shift lever boot, then remove shift lever knob.
  • On models equipped with automatic transmission, remove select lever cover.
  • On all models, remove console cover, then the front center trim cover, Fig. .
  • Remove two mounting screws, then the console box.
  • Remove radio trim plate, then four mounting screws.
  • Disconnect electrical connectors and antenna, then remove radio assembly.
  • Remove lower cover, then disconne...

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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: 2005 Subaru Forester X 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 -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1994-04 Except 2004 Impreza WRX STi -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester S 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+.

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester X 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 differential mount front exhaust cover bolts, then cover.
  • Place reference mark on front driveline and rear differential flange. Paint is recommended for match marks. Never damage rear driveline shaft flange yoke or companion flange
  • Remove bolts and then remove driveline from rea...

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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 Locations
Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 2.5 H4 GAS

Refer to F...

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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: 2006 Subaru Forester X 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: 2006 Subaru Forester X L.l. Bean Edition 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 -> Intercooler Water Spray Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 H4 GAS

The lamp will light when the water in the intercooler w...

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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: 1998 Subaru Forester S 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 S 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+.

Instrument Panel Component Locations Diagram for 2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GASInstrument Panel Component Locations Diagram for 2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Brake Warning Light
  • ABS Warning Light
  • Body Components Diagram for 2007 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GASBody Components Diagram for 2007 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Inhibitor Switch
  • ATF Temperature Sensor
  • Torque Converter Turbine Speed Sensor
  • Rear Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Front Vehicle 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.

    2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Clutch Switch
  • Engine Control Module
  • Cruise Control Switch
  • Neutral Position Sensor
  • Body Integrated Unit
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Engine Control Module
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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: 2009 EXCHANGE COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION AND PROCEDURES
    Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Entertainment: Stereo, Radio, Cassettes
  • Document: REPLACEMENT OF ECU FOR ABS REPAIR
    Vehicle: 2002 Subaru Forester 2.5 H4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Brakes, Power Brakes, Traction Control
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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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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