Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Rear Stabilizer

A: REMOVAL

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

2) Remove the rear stabilizer.

  1. Remove left and right stabilizer links.
  2. Detach the stabilizer clamp and remove the rear stabilizer.

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B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

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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:
Stabilizer link: 33 N*m (3.36 kgf-m, 24.3 ft-lb)
Stabilizer clamp: 38 N*m (3.87 kgf-m, 28.0 ft-lb)

Rear Trailing 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

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque:
Trailing link - rear sub frame: 120 N*m (12.24 kgf-m, 88.5 ft-lb)
Trailing link - rear axle housing: 80 N*m (8.16 kgf-m, 59 ft-lb)

C: DISASSEMBLY

1. TRAILING LINK BUSHING

Using the ST, push out the bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST-A: INSTALLER (899874100)
ST-B: PRESS (499755602)

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2. REAR AXLE HOUSING BUSHING

1) Remove the rear axle housing. <Ref. to DS-30, REMOVAL, Rear Axle.>

2) Using the ST and a hydraulic press, push out the bushing.

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST1: BUSHING REMOVER (20099FG000)
ST2: INSTALLER & REMOVER (BASE) (20099PA010)

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  1. Rear axle housing
  2. Bushing

D: ASSEMBLY

1. TRAILING LINK BUSHING

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

2) Using the ST-A and ST-B, press-fit the bushing.

CAUTION: Make sure to press the bushing straight in.

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST-A: INSTALLER (899874100)
ST-B: PRESS (499755602)

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

2. REAR AXLE HOUSING BUSHING

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

2) Press-fit the bushing using ST and the hydraulic press.

CAUTION: Make sure to press the bushing straight in.

PREPARATION TOOL:
ST1: BUSHING REMOVER (20099FG000)
ST2: INSTALLER & REMOVER (BASE) (20099PA010)

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

  1. Bushing
  2. Rear axle housing

Rear Sub Frame

A: REMOVAL

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

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

3) Remove the propeller shaft. <Ref. to DS-10, REMOVAL, Propeller Shaft.>

4) Remove the rear disc brake caliper from the rear axle housing.

  1. Remove the bolt from the brake hose bracket.
  2. Remove the mounting bolts, and then remove the rear disc brake caliper.

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  1. Prepare wiring harnesses etc. to be discarded, and suspend the rear disc brake caliper from the shock absorber with the harnesses.

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

5) Remove the rear parking brake cable from the parking brake assembly. <Ref. to PB-10, REMOVAL, Parking Brake Assembly (Rear Disc Brake).>

6) Remove the rear ABS wheel speed sensor from the rear axle housing.

CAUTION:

  1. Remove the bolts, and remove the rear ABS wheel speed sensor.
  2. Remove the rear ABS wheel speed sensor bracket from the upper arm.

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7) Remove the rear sub frame assembly.

  1. Remove the shock absorber lower bolt.

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

  1. Support the sub frame assembly using a transmission jack.
  2. Remove the bolts, then remove the rear sub frame assembly.

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

8) As necessary, remove each part from the rear sub frame assembly.

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

1) Check the removed parts for wear, damage and crack, and repair or replace them if faulty.

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

Tightening torque: Refer to "COMPONENT" of "General Description" for the tightening torque. <Ref. to RS-3, COMPONENT, General Description.>

3) Bleed air from brake system.

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

C: INSPECTION

Check the removed parts for wear, damage and crack, and repair or replace them if faulty.

Upper Arm

A: REMOVAL

1) Remove the rear sub frame assembly. <Ref. to RS-16, REMOVAL, Rear Sub Frame.>

2) Remove the bolts, then remove the upper arm from the rear sub frame assembly.

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.

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

Tightening torque:
Upper arm - rear sub frame: 80 N*m (8.16 kgf-m, 59.0 ft-lb)
Upper arm - rear housing: 80 N*m (8.16 kgf-m, 59.0 ft-lb)
Rear ABS vehicle speed sensor bracket: 7.5 N*m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb)

Rear Shock Absorber

A: REMOVAL

1) Remove the trunk trim panel assembly-side (sedan model) or rear floor mat (OUTBACK model).

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

3) 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.

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4) Remove the shock absorber mount nut.

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5) Remove the shock absorber.

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

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

Tightening torque: Refer to "COMPONENT" of "General Description" for the tightening torque. <Ref. to RS-3, COMPONENT, General Description.>

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

C: DISASSEMBLY

Refer to "Front Strut" for disassembly procedure. <Ref. to FS-42, DISASSEMBLY, Front Strut.>

D: ASSEMBLY

Refer to "Front Strut" for assembly procedures. <Ref. to FS-43, ASSEMBLY, Front Strut.>

E: INSPECTION

Refer to "Front Strut" for inspection procedures. <Ref. to FS-45, INSPECTION, Front Strut.>

F: DISPOSAL

CAUTION:

1) Place the shock absorber on a level surface with the piston rod fully expanded.

2) Make a hole into the specified position 30 mm (1.18 in) deep using a drill with 2 - 3 mm (0.08 - 0.12 in) diameter.

Subaru Outback. Rear Suspension

  1. 40 mm (1.57 in)

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