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Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Secondary Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Secondary Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of secondary speed...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Secondary Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Secondary Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. Set the probe of oscilloscope to TCM harness connector. Connector & terminal (B54) No. 7...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Reverse Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Reverse Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the snap ring. 2. Remove the retaining plate, drive plate, driven plate and dish...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Reverse Brake Assembly • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Reverse Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Apply CVTF to the seal of reverse brake piston and install it to intermediate case. 2....

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Primary Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Primary Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of primary speed...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Primary Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Primary Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. Set the probe of oscilloscope to TCM harness connector. Connector & terminal (B54) No. 6 (+)...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Front Wheel Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Front Wheel Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of front...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr690) • Front Wheel Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR690) > Front Wheel Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. Set the probe of oscilloscope to TCM harness connector. Connector & terminal (B54) No. 20...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Turbine Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Turbine Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of turbine speed...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Turbine Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Turbine Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. Set the probe of oscilloscope to TCM harness connector. Connector & terminal (B54) No. 20 (+)...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Secondary Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Secondary Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of secondary...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Secondary Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Secondary Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. Set the probe of oscilloscope to TCM harness connector. Connector & terminal (B54) No. 7...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Reverse Brake Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Reverse Brake Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the transmission assembly from the vehicle. CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) >...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Reverse Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Reverse Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the snap ring. 2. Remove the retaining plate, drive plate, driven plate and dish...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Reverse Brake Assembly • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Reverse Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Install the reverse brake piston. NOTE: Apply CVTF to the sealing area of reverse brake...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Primary Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Primary Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of primary speed...

Transmission/Transaxle • Continuously Variable Transmission(Tr580) • Primary Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(TR580) > Primary Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. Set the probe of oscilloscope to TCM harness connector. Connector & terminal (B54) No. 6 (+)...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Wheel Balancing • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Wheel Balancing INSPECTION 1. When a tire is replaced or worn, proper wheel balance may be lost. Check the tire dynamic balance and repair if...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Wheel Balancing • Adjustment 2005 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Wheel Balancing ADJUSTMENT 1. Remove the balance weights. 2. Using wheel balancer, measure the wheel balance. 3. Select a weight close to the value...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Tire Pressure Monitoring System • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire Pressure Monitoring System REMOVAL 1. TRANSMITTER (SNAP IN TYPE) 1. Remove the wheels from the vehicle. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel >...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Tire Pressure Monitoring System • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire Pressure Monitoring System INSTALLATION 1. TRANSMITTER (TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE SENSOR) CAUTION: Use the new transmitter assembly or replace...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Tire • Inspection 2007 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire INSPECTION 1. Take stones, glass, nails etc. out of the tread groove. 2. Replace the tire. CAUTION: When replacing a tire, make sure to use...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Tire • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire INSPECTION 1. Take stone, glass, nail etc. off the tread groove. 2. Replace the tire: CAUTION: When replacing a tire, make sure to use only...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Full Wheel Cap • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Full Wheel Cap REMOVAL Insert a remover into the notch located diagonally to the valve hole, and remove the cap by prying the remover to the tire...

Suspension • Wheel and Tire System • Full Wheel Cap • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Full Wheel Cap INSTALLATION 1. Align the valve with the valve hole in the hubcap. 2. Install the hubcap by tapping it in the order from (1) to (3)...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Upper Arm • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Upper Arm REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove the rear ABS wheel...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Upper Arm • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Upper Arm REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear sub frame assembly. REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Sub Frame > REMOVAL 2. Remove the bolts and nuts to remove the upper arm...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Upper Arm • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Upper Arm REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Remove the rear ABS wheel speed sensor bracket. 3. Remove the bolts, then...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link REMOVAL 1. Loosen the rear wheel nuts. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove both the rear parking brake...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Remove the bolts and nuts, and then remove the trailing link.

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link DISASSEMBLY 1. FRONT BUSHING Using the ST, press the front bushing out of place. ST    927720000 INSTALLER & REMOVER SET...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link DISASSEMBLY 1. BUSHING A - TRAILING LINK Using the ST, push out the bushing A - trailing link. Preparation tool: ST-A: INSTALLER...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link DISASSEMBLY 1. REAR TRAILING LINK BUSHING Using the ST A and ST B, press the bushing out. STA    8998741000 INSTALLER STB...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Disassembly 2009 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link DISASSEMBLY Using the ST A and ST B, press the bushing out. STA    8998741000 INSTALLER STB    499755602 PRESS

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link ASSEMBLY 1. BUSHING A - TRAILING LINK 1. Before assembly, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one. •...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Assembly 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link ASSEMBLY 1. REAR TRAILING LINK BUSHING Using the ST A and ST B, press-fit the bushing. CAUTION: Make sure to press the bushing...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Assembly 2009 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link ASSEMBLY Using the ST A and ST B, press-fit the bushing. STA    8998741000 INSTALLER STB    20299AG010 BASE CAUTION: Make...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Trailing Link • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link ASSEMBLY 1. FRONT BUSHING Using the ST, press the bushing into the trailing link. ST    927720000 INSTALLER & REMOVER SET...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Strut • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut REMOVAL 1. Remove the strut cap of quarter trim. 2. Loosen the rear wheel nuts. 3. Lift-up the vehicle, and remove rear wheels. 4. Remove the...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Strut • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut REMOVAL 1. Remove the strut cap of the quarter trim. 2. Loosen the rear wheel nuts. 3. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels....

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Stabilizer • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the stabilizer link. 3. Remove the bolt which secures the stabilizer to the stabilizer...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Stabilizer • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer REMOVAL 1. Lift-up the vehicle. 2. Remove the stabilizer link. 3. Remove the bolt which secures the stabilizer to the stabilizer...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Stabilizer • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Remove the rear stabilizer. (1) Remove the left and right stabilizer...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Stabilizer • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Use a new flange nut. • Always tighten the bushing in the state where the vehicle is at curb weight and the...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Stabilizer • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be sure to use a new flange nut and self-locking nut. • Always tighten the bushing in the state where the...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Stabilizer • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: • Use a new nut. • Install the bushing while aligning it with paint mark...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Shock Absorber • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove the sensor...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Shock Absorber • Disposal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber DISPOSAL CAUTION: • Before discarding the shock absorber, be sure to wear goggles to protect eyes from gas, oil and cutting powder. •...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Shock Absorber • Disposal 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber DISPOSAL CAUTION: • Before handling the shock absorber, be sure to wear goggles to protect eyes from gas, oil and cutting powder. •...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Lateral Link • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove the sensor...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Lateral Link • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link DISASSEMBLY Using the ST, push out the bushing. Preparation tool: ST-A & ST-B: INSTALLER & REMOVER (20099AE010)

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Lateral Link • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link DISASSEMBLY Using the ST A and ST B, press the bushing out. STA    20099AE010 INSTALLER & REMOVER STB    20099AE010 INSTALLER &...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Lateral Link • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link ASSEMBLY 1. Before assembly, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one. • Visually check the lateral link...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Lateral Link • Assembly 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link ASSEMBLY Using the ST A and ST B, press-fit the bushing. STA    20099AE010 INSTALLER & REMOVER STB    20099AE010 INSTALLER &...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Crossmember • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Crossmember REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not subject the ABS wheel speed sensor harness to excessive tension. 1. Separate the front exhaust pipe and rear...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Lateral Link • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link REMOVAL 1. Loosen the wheel nuts. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the wheels. 2. Remove the stabilizers. 3. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Lateral Link • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link REMOVAL 1. Loosen the wheel nuts. Lift-up the vehicle and remove the wheel. 2. Remove the stabilizers. 3. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Lateral Link • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link DISASSEMBLY 1. Check the bushing type by referring to the following table. 2. Select the ST according to the type of bushings used....

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Lateral Link • Disassembly 2005 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link DISASSEMBLY 1. Using the following table as a guide, verify the type of bushings. 2. Select the ST according to type of bushings used....

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Lateral Link • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link ASSEMBLY 1. Using the same ST as that used during disassembly. 2. If it is difficult to press the bushing into trailing link, apply...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Lateral Link • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link ASSEMBLY 1. Use the same ST as the one used during disassembly. 2. If it is difficult to press the bushing into the lateral link, dilute TIRE...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 20099AE000 INSTALLER & REMOVER...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Front Lateral Link • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Remove the bolts and nuts, and then remove the trailing link. 3....

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Front Lateral Link • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link DISASSEMBLY Using the ST, push out the bushing B - lateral link. Preparation tool: ST-A & ST-B: INSTALLER & REMOVER (20299AE000)

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Front Lateral Link • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link DISASSEMBLY Using the ST A and ST B, press the bushing out. STA    20099AE000 INSTALLER & REMOVER STB    20099AE000 INSTALLER &...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Front Lateral Link • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link ASSEMBLY 1. Before assembly, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one. • Visually check the lateral link...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Wheel Alignment • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Wheel Alignment INSPECTION Check the following items before performing the wheel alignment measurement. • Tire inflation pressure • Uneven wear of RH...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Wheel Alignment • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Wheel Alignment ADJUSTMENT CAUTION: When the wheel alignment has been adjusted, perform “VDC sensor midpoint setting mode” of the VDC. VEHICLE DYNAMICS...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Sub Frame • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Sub Frame REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the under cover. 3. Remove the bolt cover. 4. Remove the clip. 5. Remove the sub frame....

Suspension • Front Suspension • Sub Frame • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Sub Frame INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Replace the M12 bolt with a new one. Tightening torque: T1: 55 N·m (5.6 kgf-m, 41...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Sub Frame • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Sub Frame INSPECTION 1. Check that there is no damage and distortion at the sub frame. 2. Check that the bolts are tightened with the specified torque. If...

Suspension • Front Suspension • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 927680000 INSTALLER & REMOVER...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Transverse Link • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Transverse Link REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the wheels. 3. Remove the sub frame. FRONT SUSPENSION >...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Transverse Link • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Transverse Link INSTALLATION 1. Temporarily tighten the two bolts used to secure rear bushing of transverse link to body. NOTE: These bolts should...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Transverse Link • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Transverse Link DISASSEMBLY 1. FRONT BUSHING Using the ST, press the front bushing out of place. ST    927680000 INSTALLER & REMOVER SET...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Transverse Link • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Transverse Link ASSEMBLY 1. FRONT BUSHING Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly. CAUTION: Install the front bushing in proper direction as...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the front strut assembly. (1) Place an alignment mark (a) on the...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut REMOVAL 1. Remove the wheel. 2. Remove the bolt securing brake hose from strut. 3. Scribe an alignment mark on the camber adjusting bolt...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 3. Disconnect the front...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut REMOVAL 1. Remove the wheels. 2. Remove the bolt securing the brake hose from the strut. 3. Scribe an alignment mark on the camber...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut INSPECTION Check the removed part for wear, damage and cracks, and then repair or replace it if defective. 1. DAMPER STRUT 1. Check for oil...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut INSPECTION Check the disassembled parts for cracks, damage and wear, and replace with new parts if defective. 1. DAMPER STRUT 1. Check for...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Disposal 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut DISPOSAL CAUTION: • Before handling gas filled struts, be sure to wear goggles to protect eyes from gas, oil or filings. • Do not...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut DISASSEMBLY 1. Using a coil spring compressor, compress the coil spring - front. 2. Using a hexagon wrench to prevent strut rod from turning,...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Assembly 2013 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut ASSEMBLY 1. Using a coil spring compressor, compress the coil spring. NOTE: Make sure that the vertical install direction of the coil spring...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Strut • Assembly 2009 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut ASSEMBLY 1. Before installing the coil spring, strut mount, etc. on strut, check for the presence of air in the dampening force generating...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer REMOVAL 1. Jack-up the vehicle front end and support it with rigid racks. 2. Remove the jack-up plate from lower part of the crossmember....

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the left and right front wheels. 2. Remove the bolts and clips, and remove the under...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer REMOVAL 1. Jack-up the front part of the vehicle and support it with rigid racks. 2. Remove the jack-up plate from lower part of...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Use a new flange nut. • Ensure the stabilizer bushing and stabilizer have the same identification colors. •...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • Use a new self-locking nut. • Ensure the stabilizer bushing and...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: • Use a new self-locking nut. • Install the bushing (on front...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Stabilizer • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer INSTALLATION 1. Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one. • Check the bushing -...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Crossmember • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Crossmember REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift-up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 3. Remove the sub frame....

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the both sides of stabilizer bracket. 3. Pull out the pin from...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint REMOVAL 1. Remove the wheels. 2. Pull out the cotter pin from the ball stud, remove the castle nut, and extract the ball stud from the...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels. 3. Disconnect the front...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint REMOVAL 1. Remove the wheel. 2. Pull out the cotter pin from ball stud, remove the castle nut, and extract the ball stud from transverse...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint INSTALLATION 1. Insert the ball joint into housing. CAUTION: Do not apply grease to the tapered portion of ball stud. Tightening torque...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint INSPECTION 1. Measure the play of ball joint by the following procedures. Replace with a new one when the play exceeds specified value....

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Ball Joint • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Ball Joint INSPECTION 1. Check that there is no play by moving the upper and lower portions of front tire in an axial direction with the brake pedal...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the front arm assembly. (1) Remove the bolt, and then detach the...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 3. Disconnect the front...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm INSTALLATION 1. Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one. • Check the front arm assembly for...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm DISASSEMBLY 1. BUSHING FRONT - FRONT ARM 1. Put an alignment mark on the front arm assembly based on the split portion of the bushing...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm DISASSEMBLY 1. FRONT BUSHING Using the ST and a press, remove the front bushing. ST    927680000 INSTALLER & REMOVER SET 2. REAR...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Assembly 2010 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm ASSEMBLY 1. FRONT BUSHING Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly. 2. REAR BUSHING 1. Install the rear bushing with its longer inner...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Arm • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm ASSEMBLY 1. BUSHING FRONT - FRONT ARM 1. Before assembly, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one. • Check the...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Universal Joint • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Universal Joint REMOVAL 1. Remove the steering wheel. POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Wheel > REMOVAL 2. Place...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Universal Joint • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Universal Joint INSTALLATION 1. Align the cutout at serrated section of the steering shaft and yoke, and then insert the universal...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Universal Joint • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Universal Joint INSPECTION Check for wear, damage or any other faults. Replace as necessary. Service limit: Free play of the...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Tilt Steering Column • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Tilt Steering Column REMOVAL (1) Tilt steering column (2) Universal joint Tightening torque:N·m (kgf-m, ft-lb)...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Tilt Steering Column • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Tilt Steering Column INSTALLATION 1. Set the grommet to the toe board. 2. Insert the end of the steering shaft into the toe board...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Tilt Steering Column • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Tilt Steering Column INSPECTION 1. BASIC INSPECTION Measure overall length of the steering column. If not as specified, replace....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Wheel • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Wheel REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery, and wait for 60 seconds or more. 2. Set the tire to the...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Wheel • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Wheel DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the screw, disconnect the connector and remove the paddle shift switch. (Model with paddle...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Gearbox • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Gearbox REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 3. Loosen the front wheel nut....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Gearbox • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Gearbox INSTALLATION 1. Insert the gearbox assembly into crossmember, being careful not to damage the gearbox assembly boot....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Gearbox • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Gearbox INSPECTION 1. BASIC INSPECTION 1. Clean all disassembled parts, and check for wear, damage, or any other faults,...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Gearbox • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Gearbox DISASSEMBLY 1. Disconnect the four pipes from gearbox. NOTE: Remove the pipes C and D, which are fixed to clamp...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Gearbox • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Gearbox ASSEMBLY 1. Apply a coat of grease to inside and outside of new oil seal. Specified steering grease: One Luber MO...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Gearbox • Adjustment 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Gearbox ADJUSTMENT 1. Adjust the front toe. FRONT SUSPENSION > Wheel Alignment > INSPECTION (1) Lock nut 2....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Column • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work. 2. Remove...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Column • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column REMOVAL (1) Tilt steering column (2) Universal joint     1. Adjust the tilt position of the...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Column • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column INSTALLATION CAUTION: If the steering wheel and steering angle sensor are removed, perform “VDC sensor midpoint...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Column • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column INSPECTION 1. UNIT INSPECTION Measure the overall length of the column assembly - steering. If not within...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Steering Column • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the cover assembly - column. (1) Release the screws and claws. (2) Remove the cap - key...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Reservoir Tank • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Reservoir Tank REMOVAL 1. Drain fluid from the reservoir tank. 2. Disconnect the hose from reservoir tank. CAUTION: To prevent...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Reservoir Tank • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Reservoir Tank REMOVAL 1. Remove the air intake duct. INTAKE (INDUCTION)(H4SO) > Air Intake Duct > REMOVAL 2. Drain fluid from the...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Reservoir Tank • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Reservoir Tank INSTALLATION 1. Install the reservoir tank to bracket. 2. Connect the pipes D to return hose and suction hose to oil...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Power Steering Fluid • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Power Steering Fluid INSPECTION 1. Check the power steering fluid for deterioration or contamination. If the fluid is highly...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Power Steering Control Module • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Power Steering Control Module REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the power steering control module. (1)...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Pipe Assembly • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Pipe Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the under cover....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Pipe Assembly • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Pipe Assembly INSTALLATION 1. Temporarily tighten the hose bracket bolt. (1) Hose ASSY (2) Hose bracket 2....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Pipe Assembly • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Pipe Assembly INSPECTION Check all disassembled parts for wear, damage or other abnormalities. Repair or replace faulty parts as...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Oil Pump • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Oil Pump REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the pulley belt cover. 3. Loosen the lock bolt and slider...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Oil Pump • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Oil Pump INSTALLATION 1. Install the oil pump to bracket. (1) Place the oil pump bracket in a vise. Tighten the bushing using a 12.7...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Oil Pump • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Oil Pump INSPECTION 1. BASIC INSPECTION Perform the following inspection procedures and repair or replace defective parts. No....

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 925711000...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Electric Power Steering Gearbox • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Electric Power Steering Gearbox REMOVAL CAUTION: • The power steering control module continues to operate after the engine stops...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Electric Power Steering Gearbox • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Electric Power Steering Gearbox INSPECTION 1. UNIT INSPECTION Check components for wear, damage or other faults. Adjust or replace...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Electric Power Steering Gearbox • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Electric Power Steering Gearbox DISASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Nut for fixing the rack is on the driver’s side only. When removing the...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Electric Power Steering Gearbox • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Electric Power Steering Gearbox ASSEMBLY 1. Install the tie-rod into rack. Tightening torque: 90 N·m (9.18 kgf-m, 66.4 ft-lb)...

Steering • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) • Electric Power Steering Gearbox • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Electric Power Steering Gearbox ADJUSTMENT 1. GEARBOX BACKLASH ADJUSTMENT 1. Remove the steering gearbox assembly. POWER ASSISTED...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Tire Rotation • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Tire Rotation INSPECTION 1. When the tread has worn down to less than 1.6 mm (0.063 in) or the wear indicator appears across the tread,...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Tire Rotation • Inspection 2007 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Tire Rotation INSPECTION 1. If the depth of tread is less than 1.6 mm (0.063 in), or the tread wear indicator has appeared across the tire...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Suspension • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Suspension INSPECTION 1. FRONT SUSPENSION BALL JOINT 1. Lift up the vehicle until front wheels are off ground. 2. Grasp the bottom of tire...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Suspension • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Suspension INSPECTION 1. SUSPENSION BALL JOINT 1. Jack up the vehicle until front tires are off ground. 2. Grasp the bottom of tire and move...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Disc Brake PAD and Disc • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Disc Brake Pad and Disc INSPECTION 1. DISC BRAKE PAD AND DISC 1. Jack up the vehicle and support it with rigid racks. Remove the wheels. 2....

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Brake Lining and Drum • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Brake Lining and Drum ADJUSTMENT 1. REAR DRUM BRAKE The main brake automatically adjusts itself, so no adjustments are needed. 2. PARKING...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Brake Fluid • Replacement 2013 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Brake Fluid REPLACEMENT CAUTION: • Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Wash away with...

General • Periodic Maintenance Services • Brake Fluid • Replacement 2005 Subaru Forester PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Brake Fluid REPLACEMENT 1. Lift-up the vehicle. 2. Remove both front and rear wheels. 3. Draw out the brake fluid from master cylinder with...

Driveline/Axle • Drive Shaft System • Rear Hub Unit Bearing • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Hub Unit Bearing INSTALLATION 1. Place the back plate - rear brake between the housing assembly - rear axle and the hub unit COMPL - rear axle, and...

Driveline/Axle • Drive Shaft System • Rear Hub Unit Bearing • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Hub Unit Bearing INSTALLATION 1. Aligning with the mounting hole of the rear brake back plate, temporarily tighten the rear hub unit bearing to the...

Driveline/Axle • Drive Shaft System • Rear Hub Unit Bearing • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Hub Unit Bearing INSPECTION 1. Moving the rear tire up and down by hand, check there is no backlash in bearing, and check the wheel rotates...

Driveline/Axle • Drive Shaft System • Front Hub Unit Bearing • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Front Hub Unit Bearing REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels. 3. Lift the...

Control System • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) (Diagnostics) • Vdccm Connector Cover • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > VDCCM Connector Cover REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the connectors from VDCCM. 3. Remove the band....

Control System • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) (Diagnostics) • Vdccm Connector Cover • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > VDCCM Connector Cover INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Align the rib of connector cover to...

Control System • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS...

Control System • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) (Diagnostics) • Control Module I/O Signal • Measurement 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > Control Module I/O Signal MEASUREMENT Measure input/output signal voltage. NOTE: Measure it with VDCCM connector cover...

Control System • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS...

Control System • Power Assisted System (Power Steering) (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2015 Subaru Forester POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS...

Control System • Brake Vacuum Control (Bvc) (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE VACUUM CONTROL (BVC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0...

Control System • ABS (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2008 Subaru Forester ABS (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER Description REMARKS 1B021XU0 SUBARU SELECT MONITOR...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Yaw Rate & Lateral G Sensor • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate & Lateral G Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the console box. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Yaw Rate & Lateral G Sensor • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate & Lateral G Sensor INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Do not install the yaw rate & lateral G sensors...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Yaw Rate and Lateral G Sensor • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate and Lateral G Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the console cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Yaw Rate and Lateral G Sensor • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate and Lateral G Sensor INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Do not install the yaw rate & lateral G sensor...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Yaw Rate and G Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate and G Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the console box. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Console Box >...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Sequence Control • Operation 2013 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Sequence Control OPERATION 1. While the VDC sequence control is performed, the operation of the hydraulic unit can be checked using the...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Sequence Control • Operation 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Sequence Control OPERATION 1. Under the VDC sequence control, after VDCH/M solenoid valve is driven, operation of the VDCH/M can be...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC OFF Switch • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch REMOVAL 1. Remove the instrument panel lower cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Lower Cover > REMOVAL 2. Remove...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC OFF Switch • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the instrument panel lower cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC OFF Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch INSPECTION 1. Disconnect the VDC OFF switch connector. 2. Check the resistance between the VDC OFF switch terminals....

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC OFF Switch • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch INSPECTION (1) VDC OFF switch side Inspect the resistance between VDC OFF switch terminals. Switch position...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Hydraulic Control Module (Vdch/M) • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Hydraulic Control Module (VDCH/M) REMOVAL 1. VDC HYDRAULIC CONTROL MODULE (VDCH/M) 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2....

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Hydraulic Control Module (Vdch/M) • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Hydraulic Control Module (VDCH/M) INSTALLATION 1. VDC HYDRAULIC CONTROL MODULE (VDCH/M) 1. Install the VDCH/M. Tightening torque:...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Hydraulic Control Module (Vdch/M) • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Hydraulic Control Module (VDCH/M) INSPECTION 1. Check the connected and fixed condition of connector. 2. Check the valve relay and motor...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Control Module (Vdccm) • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Control Module (VDCCM) REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the glove box. 3. Remove the two nuts which...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • VDC Control Module (Vdccm) • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Control Module (VDCCM) INSPECTION Check the mark used for VDCCM identification. Refer to “SPECIFICATION” for mark. VEHICLE DYNAMICS...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Steering Angle Sensor • Replacement 2015 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Steering Angle Sensor REPLACEMENT CAUTION: If the steering wheel and steering angle sensor are removed, perform “VDC sensor midpoint setting...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Steering Angle Sensor • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Steering Angle Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > Driver’s Airbag...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Steering Angle Sensor • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Steering Angle Sensor INSTALLATION CAUTION: Check that front wheels are positioned in a straight ahead direction. 1. Install the steering...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Be careful not to damage the sensor. • Do not apply excessive force to the sensor harness....

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Disconnect the connector from the rear ABS wheel speed...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0 SUBARU...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels....

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. CHECK WITH SUBARU SELECT MONITOR 1. Connect the Subaru Select Monitor to data link connector....

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • ABS Sequence Control • Operation 2013 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > ABS Sequence Control OPERATION 1. While the ABS sequence control is being performed, the operation of the hydraulic unit can be checked using...

Brake • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) • ABS Sequence Control • Operation 2005 Subaru Forester VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > ABS Sequence Control OPERATION 1. Under the ABS sequence control, after VDCH/M solenoid valve is driven, operation of the VDCH/M can be...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Lever • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove the rear seat cushion. 4. Remove the console box. 5. Loosen the...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Lever • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever REMOVAL 1. Set the wheel stoppers to tires. 2. Move the passenger’s seat towards the front. 3. Remove the driver’s seat. (1) Tilt the...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Lever • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever REMOVAL 1. Lift-up the vehicle. 2. Remove the rear tire and wheel. 3. Remove the rear seat cushion. 4. Remove the console box. 5....

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Lever • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • The front seat mounting bolts differ between the front...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Lever • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever INSPECTION 1. LEVER ASSY 1. Operate the lever assembly - hand brake 3 to 4 times and fully return the lever assembly - hand brake. 2....

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Lever • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever ADJUSTMENT 1. Remove the console cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Console Box > REMOVAL 2. Forcefully pull the parking brake lever 3 to 5...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Cable • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing the...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Cable • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable REMOVAL 1. Lift-up the vehicle. 2. Remove the rear tires and wheels. 3. Remove the rear seat cushion. 4. Remove the console box....

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Cable • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear seat cushion. SEATS > Rear Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the console box. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Console Box >...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Cable • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove the rear seat cushion. 4. Remove the console box....

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) REMOVAL 1. Pull down and release the parking brake. 2. Remove the two mounting bolts and remove the brake caliper...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) REMOVAL 1. Release the parking brake. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 3. Remove the bolts...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) INSTALLATION CAUTION: Be sure the lining surface is free from brake fluid and grease. 1. Apply brake grease to the...

Brake • Parking Brake • Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) • Adjustment 2005 Subaru Forester PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) ADJUSTMENT 1. SHOE CLEARANCE 1. Remove the adjusting hole cover from back plate. 2. Turn the adjusting screw using...

Brake • Brake • Stop Light Switch • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Stop Light Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable from the battery. 2. Disconnect the stop light switch connector. 3. Loosen the nut, unscrew the...

Brake • Brake • Stop Light Switch • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Stop Light Switch INSPECTION 1. If the stop light switch does not operate properly (or if it does not stop at the specified position), replace with a new one....

Brake • Brake • Stop Light Switch • Adjustment 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Stop Light Switch ADJUSTMENT Loosen the lock nut, and adjust the stop light switch position until the clearance (A) between the threaded end of the stop light switch...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Shoe • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Shoe REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts. 3. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 4. Release the...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Shoe • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Shoe INSTALLATION 1. Clean the back plate and wheel cylinder assembly. 2. Apply grease to the portions indicated by arrows in the figure. Brake...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Drum • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Drum REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts. 3. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 4. Release the...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Drum • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Drum INSPECTION 1. If the inside surface of the brake drum has scratches, perform inspection. And, if it is unevenly worn, has narrow streaks on the...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Drum • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Drum INSPECTION 1. If the inside surface of brake drum is streaked, correct the surface. And, if it is unevenly worn, taperingly streaked, or the...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Assembly • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Completely wash away with water...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Assembly • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not allow brake fluid to come in contact with vehicle body; wash away with water and wipe off completely if spilled. 1....

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Assembly • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Assembly INSTALLATION 1. Clean the back plate and wheel cylinder assembly. 2. Install the wheel cylinder assembly on the back plate, and tighten...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the right and left dust boots from the wheel cylinder. (1) Air bleeder cap (2) Air bleeder screw...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Assembly • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Clean all parts with brake fluid. Check and replace faulty parts. • Cup and boot damage or fatigue • Wheel cylinder body,...

Brake • Brake • Rear Drum Brake Assembly • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Clean all parts in brake fluid. Check and replace the faulty parts. • Cup and boot for damage or fatigue • Cylinder, piston...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Rotor • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor REMOVAL 1. Lift-up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Pull down and release the parking brake. 3. Remove the two mounting bolts and...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Rotor • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, then remove the rear wheels. 2. Release the parking brake. 3. Remove the brake hose bracket. 4. Remove the two...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Rotor • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Pull down and release the parking brake. 3. Remove the two mounting bolts and...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Rotor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor INSPECTION 1. DISC ROTOR RUNOUT CHECK 1. Check the hub unit COMPL - rear axle for free play and runout before the inspection of disc rotor runout...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Rotor • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor INSPECTION 1. Check bearing axial end play and hub runout before disc rotor runout limit inspection. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Axle > INSPECTION 2....

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Rotor • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor INSPECTION 1. Check the rear wheel bearing play and axle hub runout before inspecting the disc rotor runout. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Hub Unit...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Completely wash away with water...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not allow brake fluid to come in contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. If it does, wash off with water...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly INSTALLATION 1. Apply a thin coat of Molykote M7439 (Part No. 003602001) to the support. 2. Install the support to the housing....

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly INSTALLATION NOTE: Before installation, remove mud and foreign matter from the caliper body assembly and support - rear disc brake. 1....

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY CAUTION: Be careful not to allow foreign matter to enter the brake hose connector. 1. Remove mud and foreign matter from the...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the piston boot. 2. Place a wooden block in the caliper body as shown in the figure to prevent the piston from...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the boot ring. (1) Boot ring 2. Remove the piston boot. 3. Place a wooden block in caliper body as...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Before installation, check each part. BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly > INSPECTION 2. Clean the inside of the caliper body...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Clean the caliper body interior using brake fluid. 2. Apply a coat of brake fluid to the piston seal and fit piston seal in...

Brake • Brake • Rear Disc Brake Assembly • Assembly 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Clean the inside of the caliper body using brake fluid. 2. Apply a coat of brake fluid to piston seal and install the piston...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 2. Remove the rear brake pad. (1) Remove the bolts and remove the brake hose...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts. 3. Jack-up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheel. 4. Remove the lower caliper...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, then remove the rear wheels. 2. Remove the brake hose bracket. 3. Remove the caliper bolt. 4. Raise the...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad INSTALLATION 1. Apply a thin coat of Molykote M7439 (Part No. 003602001) to the support. 2. Apply a thin coat of Molykote AS880N (Part No....

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad INSTALLATION NOTE: Before installation, remove mud and foreign matter from the caliper body assembly and support - rear disc brake. 1. Before...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad INSPECTION Check the pad thickness A. Pad thickness A mm (in) Standard 9.0 (0.354) Wear limit 1.5 (0.059) NOTE: • Always...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad INSPECTION Check the thickness A of pad. Pad thickness Standard 9 mm (0.354 in) Wear limit 1.5 mm (0.059 in) NOTE: • Always...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad INSPECTION 1. Check the pad thickness. NOTE: • Always replace the pads of both wheels and both sides as a set. • Replace pad clips if they are...

Brake • Brake • Rear Brake PAD • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Rear Brake Pad INSPECTION Check pad thickness A. Pad thickness Standard value 9 mm (0.354 in) Wear limit 1.5 mm (0.059 in) NOTE: • Always...

Brake • Brake • Proportioning Valve • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Proportioning Valve REMOVAL 1. Remove the four brake pipes from proportioning valve. 2. Remove the proportioning valve from its bracket. NOTE: Do not...

Brake • Brake • Proportioning Valve • Inspection 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Proportioning Valve INSPECTION 1. Install the oil pressure gauges to measure the master cylinder fluid pressure (front wheel brake fluid pressure) and rear wheel...

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Replacement 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder REPLACEMENT 1. Remove mud and dirt from the surface of brake master cylinder. 2. Secure the master cylinder in a vise. 3. Remove the pin which...

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not allow brake fluid to come in contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. If it does, wash off with water and wipe...

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder INSTALLATION 1. Replace the seal sub assembly for the master cylinder assembly with a new part. CAUTION: Be careful not to install the seal sub...

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder INSTALLATION 1. Replace the O-ring for the master cylinder with a new part. CAUTION: Be careful not to install the O-ring in the wrong location....

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Disassembly 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove mud and dirt from the surface of brake master cylinder. 2. Secure the master cylinder in a vise. 3. Remove the pin which...

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Assembly 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder ASSEMBLY 1. Apply brake fluid to the inner surface of master cylinder and piston assembly. 2. Make sure that the inner surface of master cylinder and...

Brake • Brake • Master Cylinder • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Master Cylinder ASSEMBLY 1. Apply recommended brake fluid to the inside wall of cylinder, and to outer surface of the piston assembly. 2. Ensure that the inside wall...

Brake • Brake • Hill Holder • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Hill Holder REMOVAL 1. PHV (PRESSURE HOLD VALVE) 1. Drain brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir tank. 2. Remove the adjusting nut and lock nut. (1)...

Brake • Brake • Hill Holder • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Hill Holder ADJUSTMENT Perform inspection of stop, start performance on a hill with an incline of 3° or more. 1. If the vehicle will not stop: Tighten the adjusting...

Brake • Brake • Hill Holder • Adjustment 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Hill Holder ADJUSTMENT Confirm stopping and starting performances by activating the hill holder on an uphill road of 3° or higher inclination. 1. If the vehicle does...

Brake • Brake • General Description • Preparation Tool 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 926460000 WHEEL CYLINDER 3/4?ADAPTER...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Rotor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the caliper body assembly from the housing assembly - front axle. (1)...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Rotor • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts. 3. Jack-up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheel. 4. Remove the caliper...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Rotor • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the caliper body and the support from housing, and suspend it from the strut...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Rotor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor INSPECTION 1. DISC ROTOR RUNOUT CHECK 1. Check the hub unit COMPL - front axle for free play and runout before the inspection of disc rotor runout...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Rotor • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor INSPECTION 1. Check bearing axial end play and hub runout before disc rotor runout limit inspection. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Front Axle > INSPECTION 2....

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Rotor • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor INSPECTION 1. Check the front wheel bearing play and axle hub runout before the inspection of disc rotor runout limit. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Front...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not allow brake fluid to come in contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. If it does, wash off with water...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Completely wash away with water...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly INSTALLATION 1. Apply a thin coat of Molykote M7439 (Part No. 003602001) to the support. 2. Install the support to the housing....

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly INSTALLATION NOTE: Before installation, remove mud and foreign matter from the caliper body assembly and support - front disc brake. 1....

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Installation 2007 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly INSTALLATION 1. Install the support to the housing. Tightening torque: 80 N·m (8.2 kgf-m, 59 ft-lb) 2. Apply a thin coat of Molykote...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove mud and foreign matter from caliper body assembly and support. CAUTION: Be careful not to allow foreign matter to...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY CAUTION: Be careful not to allow foreign matter to enter the brake hose connector. 1. Remove mud and foreign matter from the...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Disassembly 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Clean mud and foreign particles from the caliper body assembly and support. CAUTION: Be careful not to allow foreign...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Clean the caliper body interior using brake fluid. 2. Apply a coat of brake fluid to the piston seal and fit piston seal in...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Before assembly, check each part. BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly > INSPECTION 2. Clean the inside of the caliper body...

Brake • Brake • Front Disc Brake Assembly • Assembly 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. Clean the inside of the caliper body using brake fluid. 2. Apply a coat of brake fluid to piston seal and install the piston...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad REMOVAL 1. Set the vehicle on a lift. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts. 3. Jack-up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheel. 4. Remove the lower...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the front brake pad. (1) Remove the caliper bolt on the lower side. (2)...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the caliper bolt. 3. Raise the caliper body and support it. NOTE: Do not...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad INSTALLATION 1. Apply a thin coat of Molykote M7439 (Part No. 003602001) to the support. 2. Apply a thin coat of Molykote M7439 (Part No....

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad INSTALLATION NOTE: Before installation, remove mud and foreign matter from the caliper body assembly and support - front disc brake. 1. Check the...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad INSTALLATION 1. Apply thin coat of Molykote AS880N (Part No. K0777YA010) to the frictional portion between pad and pad clip. 2. Apply thin coat of...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad INSPECTION Check the pad thickness A. Pad thickness A mm (in) Standard 11 (0.433) Wear limit 1.5 (0.059) NOTE: • Always...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad INSPECTION Check the thickness A of pad. Pad thickness Standard 11 mm (0.43 in) Wear limit 1.5 mm (0.06 in) NOTE: • Always...

Brake • Brake • Front Brake PAD • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Front Brake Pad INSPECTION 1. Check the pad thickness (A). NOTE: • Always replace the pads of both wheels and both sides as a set. • Replace pad clips if they...

Brake • Brake • Brake Vacuum Pump • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Vacuum Pump REMOVAL 1. BRAKE VACUUM PUMP 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the vacuum pump assembly. (1) Disconnect the connectors of...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal REMOVAL 1. AT MODEL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the instrument panel lower cover from instrument panel. 3. Remove the clevis...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal REMOVAL 1. MT MODEL 1. Remove the steering column. POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column > REMOVAL 2. Disconnect the connector from...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Installation 2009 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal INSTALLATION 1. Install the bolt and nut which secure the brake pedal bracket. Tightening torque: 18 N·m (1.8 kgf-m, 13.0 ft-lb) 2. Install clevis pin...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal INSPECTION 1. Move the brake and clutch pedal pads in the lateral direction with a force of approx. 10 N (1 kgf, 2 lb) to ensure pedal deflection is in...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal INSPECTION 1. Move the pad - brake pedal in a horizontal direction with a force of approx. 10 N (1 kgf, 2 lbf), and check that the pedal deflection is in...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal INSPECTION 1. Move the brake pedal pads in a horizontal direction with a force of approx. 10 N (1 kgf, 2 lbf), and check that the pedal deflection is in...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal DISASSEMBLY 1. AT MODEL 1. Remove the brake switch. BRAKE > Stop Light Switch > REMOVAL 2. Unbolt, and then remove the brake pedal. 3. Remove the...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal ASSEMBLY 1. Position the stop light switch, etc. to the brake pedal. 2. Clean the inside of bores of the clutch pedal and brake pedal, apply grease, and...

Brake • Brake • Brake Pedal • Assembly 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Pedal ASSEMBLY 1. Attach the stop light switch, etc. to pedal bracket temporarily. 2. Clean the inside of bores of clutch pedal and brake pedal, apply grease,...

Brake • Brake • Brake Hose • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Hose REMOVAL 1. FRONT BRAKE HOSE 1. Separate the brake pipe (b) from brake hose (a) using a flare nut wrench. 2. Remove the clamp, strut mounting bolt and...

Brake • Brake • Brake Hose • Installation 2007 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Hose INSTALLATION 1. FRONT BRAKE HOSE 1. Secure the brake hose to strut mount. Tightening torque: 32 N·m (3.3 kgf-m, 23.6 ft-lb) 2. Install the brake hose...

Brake • Brake • Brake Fluid • Replacement 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Fluid REPLACEMENT CAUTION: • To maintain the brake fluid performance, replace the brake fluid according to maintenance schedule or earlier than that when used...

Brake • Brake • Brake Fluid • Replacement 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Fluid REPLACEMENT CAUTION: • To always maintain the brake fluid characteristics, replace the brake fluid according to maintenance schedule or earlier than...

Brake • Brake • Brake Fluid • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Fluid INSPECTION 1. Check that the amount of brake fluid is between the lines of “MIN” (a) and “MAX” (b) from a straight view or within 90° to the right and...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster REMOVAL 1. Remove or disconnect the following parts at engine compartment. (1) Disconnect the connector for brake fluid level indicator. (2) Remove...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not allow brake fluid to come in contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. If it does, wash off with water and wipe...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster INSTALLATION 1. Check and adjust the operating rod of the vacuum booster assembly. (1) Measure the length between the vacuum booster assembly mounting...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster INSTALLATION 1. Adjust the operating rod of brake booster. Standard: L 144.6 mm (5.69 in) If it is not within specified value, adjust it by adjusting...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster INSPECTION 1. OPERATION CHECK WHEN NOT USING MEASURING DEVICES CAUTION: When checking operation, be sure to apply the parking brake securely. When an...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster INSPECTION NOTE: On the model with brake assist mechanism, the following phenomena occur when the brake pedal is depressed. However, those are not...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster INSPECTION NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with a brake assist mechanism, the following may result when the brake pedal is depressed. They are normal...

Brake • Brake • Brake Booster • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Brake Booster INSPECTION 1. OPERATION CHECK (WITHOUT GAUGES) CAUTION: When checking operation, be sure to apply the parking brake securely. CHECK WITHOUT GAUGES...

Brake • Brake • Air Bleeding • Procedure 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Air Bleeding PROCEDURE CAUTION: • Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Wash away with water immediately and wipe...

Brake • Brake • Air Bleeding • Procedure 2006 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Air Bleeding PROCEDURE CAUTION: • The FMVSS No. 116, fresh DOT3 or 4 brake fluid must be used. • Cover the air bleeder screw with waste cloth, when loosening it,...

Brake • ABS • Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester ABS > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift-up the vehicle. 3. Remove the rear seat and disconnect the rear ABS wheel...

Brake • ABS • Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester ABS > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSTALLATION 1. Attach the hub to the rear tone wheel and attach the rear housing. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Axle > ASSEMBLY 2. Temporarily...

Brake • ABS • Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSTALLATION 1. Install the rear tone wheel on hub, then rear housing. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Axle > ASSEMBLY 2. Temporarily install the...

Brake • ABS • Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR 1. Check the pole piece of ABS wheel speed sensor for foreign particles or damage. If necessary, clean...

Brake • ABS • General Description • Preparation Tool 2008 Subaru Forester ABS > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B021XU0 SUBARU SELECT MONITOR III KIT...

Brake • ABS • G Sensor • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester ABS > G Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Remove the console cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Console Box > REMOVAL 3. Disconnect the...

Brake • ABS • G Sensor • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester ABS > G Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the console cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Console Box > REMOVAL 3. Disconnect the...

Brake • ABS • Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester ABS > Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Disconnect the ABS wheel speed sensor connector located next to the front strut...

Brake • ABS • Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSTALLATION 1. Temporarily install the front ABS wheel speed sensor on housing. CAUTION: Be careful not to strike the ABS wheel speed...

Brake • ABS • Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR 1. Check the pole piece of ABS wheel speed sensor for foreign particles or damage. If necessary,...

Brake • ABS • ABS Sequence Control • Operation 2008 Subaru Forester ABS > ABS Sequence Control OPERATION 1. While the ABS sequence control is being performed, the operation of the hydraulic unit can be checked using the brake tester or...

Brake • ABS • ABS Sequence Control • Operation 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > ABS Sequence Control OPERATION 1. Under the ABS sequence control, after the hydraulic unit solenoid valve is driven, the operation of the hydraulic unit can be checked...

Brake • ABS • ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (Abscm & H/U) • Replacement 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (ABSCM&H/U) REPLACEMENT CAUTION: • Because the seal of ABSCM cannot be replaced, do not pull or peel it with lifting up....

Brake • ABS • ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (Abscm & H/U) • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (ABSCM&H/U) REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the air cleaner case to facilitate removal of...

Brake • ABS • ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (Abscm & H/U) • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester ABS > ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (ABSCM&H/U) INSTALLATION 1. Install the ABSCM&H/U bracket. Tightening torque: 33 N·m (3.4 kgf-m, 24.6 ft-lb) 2. Install...

Brake • ABS • ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (Abscm & H/U) • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester ABS > ABS Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (ABSCM&H/U) INSPECTION 1. Check the connected and fixed condition of connector. 2. Check specifications of the mark with...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Rear Height Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Height Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Always remove the sensor assembly - headlight beam leveler before removing any parts related to the suspension. •...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Rear Height Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Height Sensor INSPECTION UNIT INSPECTION Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Connect three dry cell batteries (1.5 V) in series. 2. Connect the (+)...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Steering Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Steering Switch REMOVAL 1. Position the front wheels straight ahead. (After moving a vehicle 5 m (16 ft) or more with front wheels positioned...

Body & Electrical • Entertainment • Steering Switch • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester ENTERTAINMENT > Steering Switch REMOVAL 1. Set the front wheels in straight ahead position. 2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 3. Disconnect the ground cable from battery...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the wheel nut. 3. Remove the wheels. CAUTION: When removing the wheels, be careful not to...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > “T-type” Tire REPLACEMENT Refer to “Tire & Wheel” for removal and installation of the “T-type” tire. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate and G Sensor INSPECTION 1. YAW RATE & LONGITUDINAL G AND LATERAL G SENSORS SIGNAL (MODELS WITHOUT EyeSight) STEP CHECK YES NO...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Vehicle Dynamics Control System INSPECTION Refer to the “Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC) (DIAGNOSTICS)”. VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC)...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Control Module and Hydraulic Control Unit (VDCCM&H/U) ADJUSTMENT 1. VDC SENSOR MIDPOINT SETTING MODE After installing, replacing or...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be careful not to damage the sensor. • Do not apply excessive force to the sensor...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSPECTION 1. ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR For inspection of rear ABS wheel speed sensor, refer to inspection of front...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > General Description CAUTION • Wear appropriate work clothing, including a helmet, protective goggles and protective shoes when performing...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Front Magnetic Encoder REMOVAL Refer to “Front Hub Unit Bearing” for removal, because the front magnetic encoder is integrated with the hub...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Front Magnetic Encoder INSTALLATION Refer to “Front Hub Unit Bearing” for installation, because the front magnetic encoder is integrated with...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be careful not to damage the sensor. • Do not apply excessive force to the sensor...

REAR SUSPENSION > Wheel Alignment INSPECTION NOTE: Measure and adjust the front and rear wheel alignment at a time. Refer to “Wheel Alignment” in “FRONT SUSPENSION” section...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber INSPECTION Refer to “Front Strut” in “FRONT SUSPENSION” section for inspection procedures. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > INSPECTION

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber DISASSEMBLY Refer to “Front Strut” in “FRONT SUSPENSION” section for disassembly. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > DISASSEMBLY

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber ASSEMBLY Refer to “Front Strut” in “FRONT SUSPENSION” section for assembly. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > ASSEMBLY

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Wheel INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Before handling the airbag module, refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” in “AIRBAG...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Wheel ASSEMBLY Assemble each part in the reverse order of disassembly.

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column ASSEMBLY Assemble each part in the reverse order of disassembly.

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Power Steering System INSPECTION Refer to “POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) (DIAGNOSTICS)”. POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Power Steering Control Module INSTALLATION 1. Install the power steering control module. Tightening torque: 7.5 N·m (0.76 kgf-m,...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION 1. SRS AIRBAG SYSTEM The airbag system wiring harness is routed near the power steering...

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Tire Inspection and Rotation INSPECTION Refer to “WT” section for tire inspection and rotation. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel >...

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Parking Brake INSPECTION Refer to “PB” section for parking brake inspection. PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) >...

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Parking Brake ADJUSTMENT Refer to “PB” section for parking brake adjustment. PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) >...

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Disc Brake Pad and Disc INSPECTION Refer to “BR” section for disc brake pad and disc inspection. BRAKE > Front Brake Pad > INSPECTION BRAKE >...

PARKING BRAKE > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. GENERAL TOOL TOOL NAME REMARKS Circuit tester Used for measuring resistance and voltage.

LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Height Sensor INSTALLATION CAUTION: Do not apply impact to the sensor assembly - headlight beam leveler or forcibly move the arm. Doing so may cause...

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut INSTALLATION 1. Install the strut mount - front at the upper side of the strut to the body, and tighten it with new self-locking nuts....

BRAKE VACUUM CONTROL (BVC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION 1. SRS AIRBAG SYSTEM The airbag system wiring harness is routed near the main relay and ECM. CAUTION:...

BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor INSTALLATION NOTE: Before installation, remove mud and foreign matter from the caliper body assembly. 1. Before installation, check the rear disc...

BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly INSPECTION 1. Check the caliper body cylinder and piston - disc brake for uneven wear, damage or rust. 2. Check the rubber parts for damage...

BRAKE > Master Cylinder REPLACEMENT CAUTION: Since the master cylinder assembly cannot be disassembled, disassembly and cleaning are prohibited. When replacing, replace the...

BRAKE > General Description CAUTION • Wear appropriate work clothing, including a helmet, protective goggles and protective shoes when performing any work. • Before...

BRAKE > Front Disc Rotor INSTALLATION NOTE: Before installation, remove mud and foreign matter from the caliper body assembly. 1. Before installation, check the front disc...

BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly INSPECTION 1. Check the caliper body cylinder and piston for uneven wear, damage or rust. 2. Check the rubber parts for damage or...

BRAKE > Brake Vacuum Pump INSTALLATION 1. BRAKE VACUUM PUMP Install in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: Bracket - generator: 19 N·m (1.9 kgf-m, 14.0 ft-lb)...

BRAKE > Brake Vacuum Pump INSPECTION 1. BRAKE VACUUM PUMP Refer to “Read Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)” of “BRAKE VACUUM CONTROL”. BRAKE VACUUM CONTROL (BVC) (DIAGNOSTICS) >...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe INSPECTION Check the pipe for crack and damage, and also check the connection for fluid leakage. If any faulty is found, repair or replace the relevant...

BRAKE > Brake Pedal INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • Apply grease to the snap pin to prevent the operating rod from wear. •...

BRAKE > Brake Hose INSPECTION Check the hose for crack, interference with other parts, damage, and fluid leakage on connecting sections. If any faulty is found, repair or...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel REMOVAL 1. Remove the hubcap. (model with hubcap) WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Full Wheel Cap > REMOVAL 2. Lift up the vehicle. 3. Remove...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel INSTALLATION 1. Install the wheels to vehicle. 2. Tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque. Tightening torque: 100 N·m (10.20...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. GENERAL TOOL TOOL NAME REMARKS Air pressure gauge Used for measuring tire air pressure....

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Full Wheel Cap INSPECTION Check the hubcap for damage.

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > “T-type” Tire REPLACEMENT CAUTION: The “T-type” tire is only for temporary use. Replace with a conventional tire as soon as possible. Refer to “Tire...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > “T-type” Tire INSPECTION Refer to “Tire & Wheel” for inspection of the “T-type” tire. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire and Wheel > INSPECTION

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate and G Sensor INSTALLATION CAUTION: After completion of installation, set the following two positions. • Positioning to the center...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch INSPECTION 1. Check the resistance between the VDC OFF switch terminals. Switch position Terminal No. Standard...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear Magnetic Encoder REMOVAL Refer to “Rear Hub Unit Bearing” for removal, because the rear magnetic encoder is integrated with rear hub...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear Magnetic Encoder INSTALLATION Refer to “Rear Hub Unit Bearing” for installation, because the rear magnetic encoder is integrated with...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear Magnetic Encoder INSPECTION Visually check the magnetic encoder parts for any damage. If necessary, replace with a new hub unit bearing....

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Front Magnetic Encoder INSPECTION Visually check the magnetic encoder for any damage. If necessary, replace with a new hub unit bearing....

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION 1. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM “AIRBAG” Airbag system wiring harness is routed near the ABS...

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION 1. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM “AIRBAG” Airbag system wiring harness is routed near the TPM...

REAR SUSPENSION > Upper Arm INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Use a new self-locking nut. • Always tighten the bushing when the arm is positioned in the state where the vehicle is...

REAR SUSPENSION > Upper Arm INSPECTION 1. Visually check the upper arm for damage and deformation. 2. Visually check the bushing for abnormal cracks, fatigue or damage.

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be sure to use a new self-locking nut. • Always tighten the bushing in the state where the vehicle is at curb...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link INSPECTION Visually check the trailing link for damage and deformation.

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be sure to use a new self-locking nut. • Always tighten the bushing in the state where the vehicle is at...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Shock Absorber ASSEMBLY Refer to “Front Strut” for installation procedures. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > ASSEMBLY

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be sure to use a new self-locking nut. • Always tighten the bushing in the state where the vehicle is at curb...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Lateral Link INSPECTION Visually check the rear lateral link for damage and deformation.

REAR SUSPENSION > General Description CAUTION Please clearly understand and adhere to the following general precautions. They must be strictly followed to avoid minor or...

REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Be sure to use a new self-locking nut. • Always tighten the bushing in the state where the vehicle is at curb...

REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link INSPECTION Visually check the front lateral link for damage and deformation.

REAR SUSPENSION > Front Lateral Link ASSEMBLY Using the ST A and ST B, press-fit the bushing. CAUTION: Make sure to press the bushing straight in. STA    20099AE000...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column DISASSEMBLY Remove the screw securing the upper steering column cover, and the screw securing the combination switch,...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Steering Column ASSEMBLY Insert the combination switch to the upper column shaft, and install the upper column cover. Then route the...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Reservoir Tank INSPECTION Check the reservoir tank for cracks, breakage or damage. If a failure is found, replace the reservoir tank.

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Power Steering Fluid REPLACEMENT 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the crossmember support. 3. Remove the pipe joint in the center...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > General Description CAUTION • Wear appropriate work clothing, including a helmet, protective goggles and protective shoes when...

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES > Parking Brake INSPECTION 1. Measure the brake disc rotor inside diameter. If the disc is scored or worn, replace the brake disc rotor. Disc...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever INSPECTION 1. Operate the parking brake lever 3 to 4 times and fully return the lever. 2. While slowly pulling the parking brake lever...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever ADJUSTMENT Adjust the parking lever stroke. PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) > ADJUSTMENT

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Be sure to pass the cable through the tunnel in the cable...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable INSPECTION Check and replace the removed cable if damaged, rusty or faulty. 1. Check the cable for smooth operation. 2. Check the inner...

PARKING BRAKE > General Description CAUTION • Wear appropriate work clothing, including a helmet, protective goggles and protective shoes when performing any work. •...

LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Height Sensor INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: 7.5 N·m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb) NOTE: If the rear...

FRONT SUSPENSION > General Description CAUTION • Wear appropriate work clothing, including a helmet, protective goggles and protective shoes when performing any work. •...

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Stabilizer INSPECTION 1. Check the bushing for abnormal cracks, fatigue or damages. 2. Check the stabilizer link for damage.

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm INSTALLATION 1. Using the ST, install the stud bolt. ST    20299AG020 STUD BOLT SOCKET Tightening torque: 110 N·m (11.22 kgf-m, 81.1...

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Arm INSPECTION 1. Check the front arm for damage or cracks, and correct or replace if defective. 2. Check the bushing for abnormal fatigue or damage.

ENTERTAINMENT > Steering Switch INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: Brake hose bracket 33 N·m (3.36 kgf-m, 24.3 ft-lb) Caliper...

BRAKE > Rear Disc Brake Assembly INSPECTION 1. Repair or replace the faulty parts. 2. Check the caliper body and piston for uneven wear, damage or rust. 3. Check the rubber...

BRAKE > Master Cylinder INSPECTION Inspect for brake fluid leakage from the master cylinder. NOTE: After replacing the piston kit, if an brake fluid leakage is found even...

BRAKE > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. GENERAL TOOL TOOL NAME REMARKS Circuit tester Used for measuring resistance and voltage. Snap ring pliers...

BRAKE > Front Disc Brake Assembly INSPECTION 1. Repair or replace the faulty parts. 2. Check the caliper body and piston for uneven wear, damage or rust. 3. Check the...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe REMOVAL CAUTION: • Yellow connectors and harnesses with yellow tapes around them are the connectors and harnesses for the airbag system. Using a tester...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Yellow connectors and harnesses with yellow tapes around them are the connectors and harnesses for the airbag system. Using a...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe INSPECTION Make sure there are no cracks, breakage or damage on hoses. Check the joint for fluid leakage. If any cracks, breakage, damage or fluid leakage...

BRAKE > Brake Hose INSPECTION Make sure there are no cracks, breakage or damage on hoses. Check the joint for fluid leakage. If any cracks, breakage, damage or fluid leakage...

BRAKE > Brake Fluid REPLACEMENT CAUTION: • Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Wash away with water immediately and wipe...

BRAKE > Brake Fluid INSPECTION 1. Check that the brake fluid level is between “MIN” and “MAX”. If out of the specified range, refill or drain fluid. If the fluid level is...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Wheel Balancing ADJUSTMENT NOTE: Change the setting of wheel balancer to adhesive type weight if adhesive type weight is adopted. 1. Remove the...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Steel Wheel REMOVAL Refer to “Aluminum Wheel” for removal procedure of steel wheels. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum Wheel > REMOVAL

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Steel Wheel INSTALLATION Refer to “Aluminum Wheel” for installation procedure of steel wheels. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum Wheel > INSTALLATION

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum Wheel REMOVAL 1. Apply the parking brake, and position select lever or shift lever to “P” range (AT model) or “1st gear” (MT model). 2. Set...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum Wheel INSTALLATION 1. Remove dirt from the mating surface of the wheel and brake rotor. 2. Attach the wheel to the hub by aligning the wheel...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum Wheel CAUTION Aluminum wheels are easily scratched. To maintain their appearance and safety, be careful of the following: 1. Be careful not...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > “T-type” Tire REPLACEMENT Refer to “Removal/Installation of Steel Wheels” for removal and installation procedures of the “T-type” tire. WHEEL AND TIRE...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate and G Sensor INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: 7.5 N·m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb) CAUTION:...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC OFF Switch INSPECTION Measure the resistance between the VDC OFF switch terminals. Switch position Terminal No. Standard...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Be sure to pass the cable through the tunnel in the cable guide. 2. Be...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) INSPECTION 1. Measure the brake disc rotor inside diameter. If the disc is scored or worn, replace the brake disc...

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Crossmember INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • Use a new bolt and self-locking nut. For parts which are not...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe REMOVAL NOTE: The airbag system wiring harness is routed near the center brake pipe. CAUTION: • Airbag system wiring harness and connectors are colored...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe INSTALLATION NOTE: The airbag system wiring harness is routed near the center brake pipe. CAUTION: • Airbag system wiring harness and connectors are...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Tire Pressure Monitoring System ADJUSTMENT Re-register the transmitter ID when the transmitter has been replaced or tires have been rotated. TIRE...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Steel Wheel INSTALLATION 1. Remove dirt from the mating surface of the wheel and brake rotor. 2. Attach the wheel to the hub by aligning the wheel...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum Wheel REMOVAL Refer to “Steel Wheels” for removal procedure of aluminum wheels. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Steel Wheel > REMOVAL

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > “T-type” Tire REPLACEMENT Refer to “Steel Wheels” for removal and installation procedures of the “T Type”. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Steel Wheel >...

WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > “T-type” Tire INSPECTION 1. Check the tire air pressure. Specifications: 420 kPa (4.2 kg/cm2, 60 psi) 2. Take stones, glass, nails, etc. out of the...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Yaw Rate & Lateral G Sensor INSPECTION 1. LATERAL G SENSOR SIGNAL STEP CHECK YES NO 1.CHECK SUBARU SELECT MONITOR. Is the Subaru...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Control Module (VDCCM) INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: Refer to “COMPONENT” of “General...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > VDC Control Module (VDCCM) ADJUSTMENT When the following replacement, removal and installation are performed, be sure to perform the...

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear Tone Wheel REMOVAL Remove the bolt to remove the hub from the tone wheel. DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM > Rear Axle > REMOVAL

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL (VDC) > Rear Tone Wheel INSTALLATION Remove any dirt on the contact surface of the hub and tone wheel, then install the tone wheel to the hub using...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link INSTALLATION NOTE: Use a new self-locking nut. 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: Refer to “COMPONENT” of...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Trailing Link INSPECTION Check the trailing link for bending, corrosion or damage.

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut INSTALLATION 1. Using new self-locking nuts, and attach the strut mount to the body. Tightening torque: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf-m, 14.8 ft-lb) 2....

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut INSPECTION Refer to Front Strut for inspection procedures. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > INSPECTION

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut DISPOSAL Refer to Front Strut for disposal procedures. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > DISPOSAL

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut DISASSEMBLY Refer to the Front Strut for the procedures to disassemble the rear strut. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > DISASSEMBLY

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Strut ASSEMBLY Refer to Front Strut for assembly procedures. FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut > ASSEMBLY

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Stabilizer INSPECTION 1. Check the bushing for abnormal cracks, fatigue or damage. 2. Check that there is no deformation, cracks or damage on the...

REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Crossmember INSPECTION Inspect the removed parts for wear and damage. Repair or replace if defective.

REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. Observe the following instructions. • Attaching the DOJ to the differential DRIVE...

REAR SUSPENSION > Lateral Link INSPECTION Visually check the lateral link for damage and deformation.

REAR SUSPENSION > General Description CAUTION • Wear appropriate work clothing, including a cap, protective goggles and protective shoes when performing any work. • Before...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Tilt Steering Column DISASSEMBLY Remove the two screws securing the upper steering column covers, and the two screws securing the...

POWER ASSISTED SYSTEM (POWER STEERING) > Tilt Steering Column ASSEMBLY Insert the combination switch to the upper column shaft, and install the upper column cover. Then route...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Lever INSPECTION While pulling the parking brake lever upward, count the notches. Lever stroke: 7 to 8 notches when pulled with a force of 196...

PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Cable INSPECTION Check the removed cable and replace if damaged, rusty or having problems. 1. Check the cable for smooth operation. 2. Check...

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Transverse Link INSPECTION 1. Check the transverse link for wear, damage and cracks, and correct or replace if defective. 2. Check the bushing for...

BRAKE > Stop Light Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Disconnect the stop light switch connector. 3. Loosen the nuts, unscrew the stop light...

BRAKE > Rear Drum Brake Drum INSTALLATION Set the outside diameter of brake shoes 0.5 to 0.8 mm (0.020 to 0.031 in) smaller in comparison with the inside diameter of the...

BRAKE > Rear Disc Rotor INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. 2. Adjust the parking brake. PARKING BRAKE > Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake) >...

BRAKE > Master Cylinder REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not let brake fluid come into contact with the painted surface of the vehicle body. Completely wash away with water immediately...

BRAKE > Master Cylinder INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. Tightening torque: Master cylinder mounting nut 14 N·m (1.4 kgf-m, 10.1 ft-lb) Piping...

BRAKE > Master Cylinder INSPECTION Check the master cylinder for oil leakage. NOTE: After replacing the piston kit, if an oil leakage is found even though there is no...

BRAKE > Hill Holder INSTALLATION 1. PHV (PRESSURE HOLD VALVE) 1. Attach the PHV to the side frame. Tightening torque: 18 N·m (1.8 kgf-m, 13.0 ft-lb) 2. Connect the brake...

BRAKE > Hill Holder INSPECTION Inspect the following items for the removed parts, and replace those that apply. 1. If the PHV cable boot is damaged or deteriorated, or if...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe REMOVAL NOTE: Airbag system wiring harness is routed near the center brake pipe. CAUTION: • All airbag system wiring harness and connectors are colored...

BRAKE > Brake Pipe INSTALLATION NOTE: Airbag system wiring harness is routed near the center brake pipe. CAUTION: • All airbag system wiring harness and connectors are...