This Chilton 64304 Subaru DIY repair manual covers the following U.S. and Canadian models:
- Subaru Legacy, 2000-2009
- Subaru Legacy Outback, 2000-2009
- Subaru Legacy Baja, 2000-2009
- Subaru Forester, 2000-2008
This Subaru Baja Service Manual includes wiring diagrams. The 2009 Subaru Forester repair manual will help do-it-yourself owners undertake their own maintenance and tackle such tasks as checking and replacing the thermostat, repairing minor damage to the body, engine upkeep and more. The wiring diagrams are clear and easy to follow.
Legacy and Outback models are available in 4-door sedan and wagon body styles. Forester models are available in 4-door SUV body style. Baja models are available in 4-door sedan or pickup body styles.
Note: this manual DOES NOT include information specific to six-cylinder and diesel engine models.
Book Excerpt: 2000-2009 Subaru Legacy Outback, Baja, Forester Repair Manual
THERMOSTAT: CHECK and REPLACEMENT
The thermostat is located at the front of the engine, bolted to the bottom of the water pump (see illustration 7.15a and 7.15b). The thermostat allows for quicker warm-ups and governs the normal operating temperature of the engine.
BODY REPAIR: MINOR DAMAGE
CHECK: If the thermostat is functioning properly, the temperature gauge should rise to the normal operating temperature quickly and then-stay there, only rising above the normal position occasionally when the engine gets unusually warm. If the engine does not rise to the normal operating temperature quickly, or if it overheats. The thermostat should be removed and checked or replaced.
Before condemning the thermostat, check the coolant level, cooling fans and temperature gauge (or light) operation.
- If the engine takes a long time to warm up, the thermostat is probably stuck open. Replace the thermostat.
- If the engine runs hot, check the temperature of the upper radiator hose. If the hose isn?t hot, the thermostat is probably stuck shut. Replace the thermostat.
- If the upper radiator hose is hot, it means the coolant is circulating and the thermostat is open. Refer to the Troubleshooting section at the front of this manual for the cause of overheating.
- If an engine has been overheated, you may find damage such as leaking head gaskets, scuffed pistons and warped or cracked cylinder heads.
REPAIR OF SCRATCHES
If the scratch is superficial and does not penetrate to the metal of the body, repair is very simple. Lightly rub the scratched area with a fine rubbing compound to remove loose paint and built-up wax. Rinse the area with clean water.
Apply touch-up paint to the scratch, using a small brush. Continue to apply thick layers of the paint until the surface of the paint in the scratch is level with the surrounding paint. Allow the new paint at least two weeks to harden, then blend it into the surrounding paint by rubbing with a very fine rubbing compound. Finally apply a coat of wax to the scratch area.
If the scratch has penetrated the paint and exposed the metal of the body, causing the metal to rust, a different repair technique is required. Remove all loose rust from the bottom of the scratch with a pocket knife, then apply rust inhibiting paint to prevent the formation of rust in the future. Using a rubber or nylon applicator, coat the scratched area with glaze-type filler. If required, the filler can be mixed with thinner to provide a very thin paste, which is ideal for filling narrow scratches. Before the glaze filer in the scratch hardens, wrap a piece of smooth cotton cloth around the tip of the finger. Dip the cloth in thinner and then quickly wipe it along the surface of the scratch. This will ensure the surface of the filer is slightly hollow. The scratch can now be painted over as described earlier in this section.
The Chilton 64304 Total Care Manual is known to be a thorough DIY repair manual covering all systems and components for your 2000-2009 Subaru Legacy Outback, Baja or Forester. Hundreds of diagrams and exploded views enhance step wise written procedures so you can feel confident that you have expert tips and strategies at the ready.
Subject: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Subaru Legacy Outback, Baja, Forester service, maintenance, and repair procedures.
ISBN-10: 1620920220 | ISBN-13: 9781620920220