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Subaru Outback: Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback (BR) 2010-2015 Service Manual / Engine - H4SO / Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

General Description

A: CAUTION

B: PREPARATION TOOL

1. SPECIAL TOOL

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2. GENERAL TOOL

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Front Catalytic Converter

A: REMOVAL

The front catalytic converter is integrated into the front exhaust pipe; therefore, refer to "Front Exhaust Pipe" for the removal procedure. <Ref. to EX(H4SO)-5, REMOVAL, Front Exhaust Pipe.>

B: INSTALLATION

The front catalytic converter is integrated into the front exhaust pipe; therefore, refer to "Front Exhaust Pipe" for the installation procedure. <Ref. to EX(H4SO)-6, INSTALLATION, Front Exhaust Pipe.>

C: INSPECTION

1) Check the connections and welds for exhaust leaks.

2) Check for hole or rust.

Rear Catalytic Converter

A: REMOVAL

The rear catalytic converter is integrated into the center exhaust pipe. Refer to "Center Exhaust Pipe" for removal procedures. <Ref. to EX(H4SO)- 8, REMOVAL, Center Exhaust Pipe.>

B: INSTALLATION

The rear catalytic converter is integrated into the center exhaust pipe. Refer to "Center Exhaust Pipe" for installation procedures. <Ref. to EX(H4SO)-8, INSTALLATION, Center Exhaust Pipe.>

C: INSPECTION

1) Check the connections and welds for exhaust leaks.

2) Check for hole or rust.

Canister

REMOVAL

1) Remove the rear wheel LH.

2) Lift up the vehicle.

3) Remove the rear mud guard LH. <Ref. to EI-38, REMOVAL, Mud Guard.>

4) Disconnect the quick connectors of the vent tube (A), canister drain tube (B) and charge tube (C), and remove the tubes from tube clamp (D).

NOTE: Disconnect the quick connector as shown in the figure.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. Vent tube (A) and canister drain tube (B)
  2. Charge tube (C)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

5) Remove the clip holding the rear wiring harness.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

6) Remove the canister from vehicle.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

7) Disconnect the connector from drain valve.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

8) Disconnect the vent tube (A), canister drain tube (B) and charge tube (C) from the canister, and remove the canister drain tube (B) from canister clip (D).

NOTE: Disconnect the quick connector as shown in the figure.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. Vent tube (A) and canister drain tube (B)
  2. Charge tube (C)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

INSTALLATION

1) Connect the vent tube (A), canister drain tube (B) and charge tube (C), and install the canister drain tube (B) to canister clip (D).

CAUTION:

NOTE: Connect the quick connector as shown in the figure.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. Vent tube (A) and canister drain tube (B)
  2. Charge tube (C)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Connect the connector to the drain valve.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

3) Install the canister to the vehicle.

Tightening torque: 8 N*m (0.8 kgf-m, 5.9 ft-lb)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

4) Secure the rear wiring harness with clip.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

5) Attach all tubes to tube clamp (D), and connect the quick connectors of the vent tube (A), canister drain tube (B) and charge tube (C).

CAUTION:

NOTE: Connect the quick connector as shown in the figure.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. Vent tube (A) and canister drain tube (B)
  2. Charge tube (C)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

6) Install the rear mud guard LH. <Ref. to EI-38, INSTALLATION, Mud Guard.>

7) Lower the vehicle.

8) Install the rear wheel LH.

Tightening torque: 120 N*m (12.2 kgf-m, 88.5 ft-lb)

INSPECTION

1) Check that the canister has no deformation, cracks or other damages.

2) Check that the tube has no cracks, damage or loose part.

Purge Control Solenoid Valve

A: REMOVAL

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Remove the cover (A) and clip (B) from air intake boot assembly.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

3) Loosen the clamp (A) which connects the air intake boot assembly and air cleaner case.

4) Loosen the clamp (B) which connects the air intake boot assembly and throttle body.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

5) Remove the air intake boot from the throttle body, and move it to the left side wheel apron.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

6) Disconnect the purge control solenoid valve connector (A) and evaporation hose (B), and then remove the purge control solenoid valve.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

B: INSTALLATION

Install in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE: Connect the evaporation hose as shown in the figure.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. To multifunction duct
  2. To evaporation line

Tightening torque: 6.4 N*m (0.7 kgf-m, 4.7 ft-lb)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

NOTE: Align the clamp hole with the protrusion of the air intake boot assembly.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Tightening torque:
Clamp (A), (B)
3 N*m (0.3 kgf-m, 2.2 ft-lb)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

C: INSPECTION

1. PURGE CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

1) Check that the purge control solenoid valve has no deformation, cracks or other damages.

2) Measure the resistance between the purge control solenoid valve terminals.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

3) Check that air does not come out from (B) when air is blown into (A).

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

4) Connect the terminal No. 1 to the battery positive terminal and the terminal No. 2 to the battery ground terminal. Check that air is discharged from (B), when supplying air to (A).

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2. OTHER INSPECTIONS

Check that the evaporation hose has no cracks, damage or loose part.

EGR Valve

A: REMOVAL

For removal procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-36, REMOVAL, EGR Valve.>

B: INSTALLATION

For installation procedure, refer to "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-36, INSTALLATION, EGR Valve.>

C: INSPECTION

For inspection procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-36, INSPECTION, EGR Valve.>

Fuel Level Sensor

A: REMOVAL

For removal procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-67, REMOVAL, Fuel Level Sensor.>

B: INSTALLATION

For installation procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-67, INSTALLATION, Fuel Level Sensor.>

C: INSPECTION

For inspection procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-67, INSPECTION, Fuel Level Sensor.>

Fuel Temperature Sensor

A: REMOVAL

The fuel temperature sensor and fuel level sensor are integrated into one unit; therefore, refer to "Fuel Level Sensor" for removal procedure. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-67, REMOVAL, Fuel Level Sensor.>

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. Fuel temperature sensor

B: INSTALLATION

The fuel temperature sensor and fuel level sensor are integrated into one unit; therefore, refer to "Fuel Level Sensor" for installation procedure. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-67, INSTALLATION, Fuel Level Sensor.>

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

  1. Fuel temperature sensor

C: INSPECTION

1) Check that the fuel temperature sensor has no deformation, cracks or other damages.

2) Check the resistance between the fuel temperature sensor terminals.

CAUTION: When measuring the resistance, check the circuit tester specification and be careful not to turn on electricity 3 V or more to prevent damaging the fuel temperature sensor.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Fuel Sub Level Sensor

A: REMOVAL

For removal procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-69, REMOVAL, Fuel Sub Level Sensor.>

B: INSTALLATION

For installation procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-70, INSTALLATION, Fuel Sub Level Sensor.>

C: INSPECTION

For inspection procedures, refer to the "FU(H4SO)" section. <Ref. to FU(H4SO)-70, INSPECTION, Fuel Sub Level Sensor.>

Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor

A: REMOVAL

WARNING: Place "NO OPEN FLAMES" signs near the working area.

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Open the fuel filler lid and remove the fuel filler cap.

3) Lift up the vehicle.

4) Disconnect connector (A) from fuel tank pressure sensor.

5) Pull out the vacuum hose (B) from vehicle.

6) Remove the fuel tank pressure sensor from the bracket.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

7) Disconnect the pressure hose from fuel tank pressure sensor and remove the fuel tank pressure sensor.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

B: INSTALLATION

Install in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: 7.35 N*m (0.7 kgf-m, 5.4 ft-lb)

C: INSPECTION

1. FUEL TANK PRESSURE SENSOR

1) Check that the fuel tank pressure sensor does not have deformation, cracks or other damages.

2) Connect dry-cell battery positive terminal to terminal No. 3 and dry-cell battery ground terminal to terminal No. 1, circuit tester positive terminal to terminal No. 2 and the circuit tester negative terminal to terminal No. 1.

NOTE:

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

3) Check the voltage at a normal atmospheric pressure.

NOTE: The atmospheric pressure at higher altitude is lower than normal. Therefore, the voltage is lower than the standard value.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

4) Connect the Mighty Vac to the pressure port (A) on the fuel tank pressure sensor.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

5) Check the voltage when generating vacuum and positive pressure using Mighty Vac.

CAUTION: Be sure to apply pressure within a range of -10 - 20 kPa (-0.1 - 0.2 kgf/cm2, -1.45 - 2.90 psi).

Otherwise the fuel tank pressure sensor will be damaged.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2. OTHER INSPECTIONS

Check that the hose has no cracks, damage or loose part.

Drain Filter

A: SPECIFICATION

Drain valve is a non-disassembled part, so do not remove the drain filter from drain valve. Refer to "Canister" for removal and installation procedures.

<Ref. to EC(H4SO)-5, REMOVAL, Canister.>

<Ref. to EC(H4SO)-6, INSTALLATION, Canister.>

Drain Valve

A: REMOVAL

Drain valve is integrated with canister. Refer to "Canister" for removal procedure. <Ref. to EC(H4SO)-5, REMOVAL, Canister.>

B: INSTALLATION

Refer to "Canister" for the installation procedure.

<Ref. to EC(H4SO)-6, INSTALLATION, Canister.>

C: INSPECTION

Check the resistance between drain valve terminals.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

PCV Hose Assembly

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION: Do not remove except when the PCV hose is broken.

1) Remove the cover (A) and clip (B) from air intake boot assembly.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Loosen the clamp (A) which connects the air intake boot assembly and air cleaner case.

3) Loosen the clamp (B) which connects the air intake boot assembly and throttle body.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

4) Remove the air intake boot from the throttle body, and move it to the left side wheel apron.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

5) Disconnect the vacuum hose (A) from PCV valve, and remove the PCV hose assembly (B) from cylinder block RH and PCV pipe.

NOTE: Pinch the clamp of the PCV hose assembly (B) by fitting the cut out in the ST with the protrusion on the clamp as shown in the figure, and unlock the clamp.

ST 18353AA000 CLAMP PLIERS

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

B: INSTALLATION

1) Install the PCV hose assembly (B) to the cylinder block RH and PCV pipe, and then connect the vacuum hose (A) to the PCV valve.

NOTE: Use a new clamp for the PCV hose assembly (B), fit the cut out in the ST with the protrusion on the clamp as shown in the figure, and lock the clamp.

ST 18353AA000 CLAMP PLIERS

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Install the air intake boot assembly.

NOTE: Align the clamp hole with the protrusion of the air intake boot assembly.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Tightening torque:
Clamp (A), (B)
3 N*m (0.3 kgf-m, 2.2 ft-lb)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

C: INSPECTION

Check the PCV hose assembly for cracks, damage or looseness.

PCV Valve

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION:

Do not remove unless the PCV valve is broken.

1) Remove the cover (A) and clip (B) from air intake boot assembly.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Loosen the clamp (A) which connects the air intake boot assembly and air cleaner case.

3) Loosen the clamp (B) which connects the air intake boot assembly and throttle body.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

4) Remove the air intake boot from the throttle body, and move it to the left side wheel apron.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

5) Disconnect the vacuum hose (A) and PCV hose (B) from the PCV valve and remove the PCV valve.

NOTE: Pinch the clamp of the PCV hose (B) by fitting the cut out in the ST with the protrusion on the clamp as shown in the figure, and unlock the clamp.

ST 18353AA000 CLAMP PLIERS

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

B: INSTALLATION

1) Connect the vacuum hose (A) and PCV hose (B) to the PCV valve.

NOTE: Use a new clamp for the PCV hose (B), fit the cut out in the ST with the protrusion on the clamp as shown in the figure, and lock the clamp.

ST 18353AA000 CLAMP PLIERS

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2) Install the air intake boot assembly.

NOTE: Align the clamp hole with the protrusion of the air intake boot assembly.

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

Tightening torque:
Clamp (A), (B)
3 N*m (0.3 kgf-m, 2.2 ft-lb)

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

C: INSPECTION

1. PCV VALVE

1) Check that the PCV valve has no deformation, cracks or other damages.

2) Check that air is discharged from (B) when air is blown into (A).

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

3) Check that air does not come out from (B) when air is blown into (A).

Subaru Outback. Emission Control (Aux. Emission Control Devices)

2. OTHER INSPECTIONS

Check the vacuum hose for cracks, damage or looseness.

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