Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Front Lateral Link

A: REMOVAL

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

2) Remove the trailing link.

  1. Remove the bracket, and remove the parking brake cable from the guide (a).
  2. Remove the bolts and nuts, and then remove the trailing link.

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

3) Remove the front lateral link.

  1. Remove the snap pin (a) and nut (b).
  2. Using a puller, remove the ball joint.

PREPARATION TOOL: Tie-rod end puller

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

  1. Scribe an alignment mark on the front lateral link adjusting bolt and rear sub frame.
  2. Remove the adjusting bolt, and remove the front lateral link.

CAUTION: When removing the adjusting bolt, make sure to fix the bolt head in place when loosening the nut.

Subaru Outback. Wheel and Tire System

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

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

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

Tightening torque:
Front lateral link - sub frame: 120 N*m (12.24 kgf-m, 88.5 ft-lb)
Front lateral link - rear axle housing: 60 N*m (6.12 kgf-m, 44.3 ft-lb)

3) Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. <Ref. to FS-9, INSPECTION, Wheel Alignment.>

C: DISASSEMBLY

Using the ST, push out the bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST-A & ST-B: INSTALLER & REMOVER (20299AE000)

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

D: ASSEMBLY

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

2) Using the ST, press the bushing into place.

CAUTION: Make sure to press the bushing straight in.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST-A & ST-B: INSTALLER & REMOVER (20299AE000)

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

Rear Lateral Link

A: REMOVAL

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

2) Remove the bolts and nuts and lower the rear lateral link.

  1. Remove the nut and disconnect the rear stabilizer link.
  2. Remove the shock absorber lower bolt.
  3. Disconnect the rear lateral link.

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

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

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

Tightening torque:
Rear lateral link: 80 N*m (8.16 kgf-m, 59.0 ft-lb)
Shock absorber: 80 N*m (8.16 kgf-m, 59.0 ft-lb)
Stabilizer link: 33 N*m (3.36 kgf-m, 24.3 ft-lb)

3) Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. <Ref. to FS-9, INSPECTION, Wheel Alignment.>

C: DISASSEMBLY

Using the ST, push out the bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST-A & ST-B: INSTALLER & REMOVER (20299AE010)

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

D: ASSEMBLY

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

2) Using the ST, press the bushing into place.

PREPARATION TOOL: ST-A & ST-B: INSTALLER & REMOVER (20299AE010)

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

General Diagnostic Table

A: INSPECTION

1. IMPROPER VEHICLE POSTURE OR IMPROPER WHEEL ARCH HEIGHT

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

2. POOR RIDE COMFORT

1) Large rebound shock

2) Rocking of the vehicle continues too long after running over bump and hump.

3) Excessive shock in bumping

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

3. NOISE

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

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