Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Front Arm

A: REMOVAL

1) Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels.

2) Remove the front arm.

  1. Remove the nut and disconnect the front stabilizer link.
  2. Remove the bolt, and then remove the ball joint for the front arm.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Remove the bolts, then remove the front arm.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

B: INSTALLATION

1) Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2) Using new self-locking nuts, temporary tighten the front arm.

3) Install the ball joint to the front axle housing.

CAUTION: Before tightening, make sure the lower side of front axle housing and stepped section of ball joint are in contact.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Lower side of front axle housing
  2. Raised section of ball joint
  3. Front axle housing
  4. Ball joint

Tightening torque: 50 N*m (5.1 kgf-m, 36.9 ft-lb)

4) Install the stabilizer link.

Tightening torque: 60 N*m (6.1 kgf-m, 44.3 ft-lb)

5) Install the front wheels.

6) Unload the vehicle from lift, and tighten the bolt which secures the front arm to cradle with wheels in full contact with the ground and the vehicle at curb weight.

Tightening torque:
Front bushing side: 95 N*m (9.7 kgf-m, 70.1 ft-lb)
Rear bushing side: 140 N*m (14.3 kgf-m, 103.3 ft-lb)

7) Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.

C: DISASSEMBLY

1. FRONT BUSHING

1) Put an alignment mark on the front arm based on the gap of bushing intermediate plate for front bushing.

CAUTION: Always put an alignment mark for aligning the position on bushing installation.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Put an alignment mark.
  2. Gap of bushing intermediate plate
  3. Bushing intermediate plate

2) Using the ST and a press, remove the front bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST: INSTALLER & REMOVER SET (927680000)

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

2. REAR BUSHING

1) Put an alignment mark on the front arm based on the center of rear bushing recess portion.

CAUTION: Always put an alignment mark for aligning the position on bushing installation.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Put an alignment mark.
  2. Recess section

2) Using the ST and a press, remove the rear bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST1: REMOVER (20299AG000)
ST2: BASE (20299AG010)

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Press
  2. Front arm
  3. Rear bushing

D: ASSEMBLY

1. FRONT BUSHING

1) Before assembly, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2) Align the gap of bushing intermediate plate for front bushing with the alignment mark of the front arm.

3) Using the ST and a press, install the front bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST: INSTALLER & REMOVER SET (927680000)

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

2. REAR BUSHING

1) Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2) Align the center of recess portion with the alignment mark on the front arm, with the protrusion (A) of recess portion facing the front side of vehicle.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Alignment mark
  2. Recess section

3) Using the ST and a press, install the rear bushing.

CAUTION: Align the upper face of front arm and the end of bushing during installation.

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Aligned
  2. Not aligned

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST1: REMOVER (20299AG000)
ST2: BASE (20299AG010)

Subaru Outback. Front Suspension

  1. Press
  2. Front arm
  3. Rear bushing

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 Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor

A: REMOVAL 1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2) Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the front wheels. 3) Remove the front ABS wheel speed sensor. CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the sensor. Do not apply excessive force to the sensor harness. Disconnect the front ABS wheel speed

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