Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Cradle

A: REMOVAL

1) Set the vehicle on a lift.

2) Adjust the tilt position of the steering column to the lowest position and lock the tilt lever.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

3) Prevent the steering wheel from turning using the seat belt.

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4) Remove the front wheels.

5) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

6) Remove the air intake duct. <Ref. to IN(H4SO)-9, REMOVAL, Air Intake Duct.>

7) Remove the air intake boot assembly. (non-turbo model)

8) Remove the intercooler and the intercooler stay. (turbo model) <Ref. to IN(H4DOTC)-17, REMOVAL, Intercooler.>

9) Remove the clips and remove the grille bracket.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

10) Remove the power steering hose bracket and power steering hose.

CAUTION: Plug the removed hose and pipe to prevent foreign matter from entering.

  1. Remove the hose clamp, and disconnect the power steering hose (a).
  2. Remove the bolt, and remove the power steering hose bracket (b).
  3. Remove the bolt, and disconnect the hose (c) from the power steering pump.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

11) Remove the throttle body from the intake manifold.

NOTE: Do not disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses of engine coolant.

12) Replace the engine hanger installed on the engine with the SUBARU genuine engine hanger (H4 non-turbo model) or ST (H6 model).

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. H4 non-turbo model (SUBARU genuine part): HANGER CP ENGINE RR (10004AA180)
  2. H6 model (ST): HANGER (18360AA020)

Tightening torque: 16 N*m (1.63 kgf-m, 11.8 ft-lb)

13) Suspend the engine using ST, chain sling, and shackle.

  1. Set the ST on the vehicle.

CAUTION: Set the arms of ST (ENGINE HANGER) at the locations shown in the figure.

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST1: ENGINE HANGER (99099AJ000)
ST2: CHAIN BALANCER (99099AJ010)

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Attach the shackle to the both ends of chain sling.
  2. Pass the chain sling through the CHAIN BALANCER and secure the both ends to the hooks on the engine.

CAUTION:

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Wire diameter: 6 mm (0.24 in) or 6.3 mm (0.25 in)
  2. Internal width: 8.5 mm (0.33 in) or more
  3. External width: 23.5 mm (0.93 in) or less

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

14) Remove the nuts connecting the main mount and the transmission mounting bracket.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

15) Remove the universal joint. <Ref. to PS-21, REMOVAL, Universal Joint.>

CAUTION: To prevent damage to the universal joint and error of handling force, make sure to remove the universal joint.

16) Remove the front exhaust pipe.

17) Remove the bolt, and disconnect the left and right front arms.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

18) Disconnect the left and right tie-rod ends.

  1. Pull out the cotter pin.
  2. Remove the castle nut.
  3. Extract the tie-rod end from the front axle housing.

PREPARATION TOOL: Tie-rod end puller

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

19) Attach the sling belt so that it wraps around the both frames using the shackle.

CAUTION:

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

20) Remove the cradle from the vehicle.

CAUTION: The cradle is heavy. Remove it carefully by paying attention to the balance.

  1. Support the cradle with the transmission jack.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Remove the bolt from the front cushion rubber, and remove the bolt securing the front of the cradle.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Remove the left and right bolts and nuts.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Remove the cradle from the vehicle.

21) To remove the stud bolt, use the ST.

CAUTION: Do not remove the stud bolt unless necessary. Always replace the parts with new parts when removed.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST: STUD BOLT SOCKET (20299AG020)

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Vehicle body
  2. Stud bolt

B: INSTALLATION

1) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

NOTE: Replace the gasket of the throttle body with a new gasket.

Tightening torque:
Front suspension-related parts: <Ref. to FS-3, COMPONENT, General Description.>
Steering gearbox-related parts: <Ref. to PS-6, STEERING GEARBOX, COMPONENT, General Description.>

2) Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.

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 Front Stabilizer

A: REMOVAL 1) Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the left and right front wheels. 2) Remove the front under cover. <Ref. to EI-35, REMOVAL, Front Under Cover.> 3) Remove the center exhaust p

 Front Ball Joint

A: REMOVAL 1) Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 2) Remove the left and right stabilizer brackets. 3) Remove the ball joint. Extract the cotter pin (a) from the ball stud. Rem

 Front Arm

A: REMOVAL 1) Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 2) Remove the front arm. Remove the nut and disconnect the front stabilizer link. Remove the bolt, and then remove the ball joi

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 Air Conditioning System

A: WIRING DIAGRAM Refer to "Air Conditioning System" in the wiring diagram. <Ref. to WI-53, WIRING DIAGRAM, Air Conditioning System.> B: ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATION Refer to "Auto A/C Control Module I/O Signal" of "HVAC SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS)" section. <Ref. to AC(diag)- 6, ELECTRICAL SPECIFIC

 Checking the coolant level

Check the coolant level at each fuel stop. 1. Check the coolant level on the outside of the reservoir while the engine is cool. 2. If the level is close to or lower than the “LOW” level mark, add coolant up to the “FULL” level mark. If the reserve tank is empty, remove the radiator c

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