Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Coil Strut Suspension


See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Front suspension assembly-all models except Legacy, Impreza and SVX

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Fig. Fig. 2: Front suspension assembly-Legacy and Impreza

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Fig. Fig. 3: Front suspension assembly-SVX

All of the Subaru models covered in this guide use a strut type independent front suspension. The strut is surrounded by a coil spring. The top of the strut is mounted to the body through a rubber cushion to dampen vibration, and the lower end is mounted to the steering knuckle.

The transverse link has a permanently lubricated ball joint installed by nut at the outer end, and is fitted to the front cross member through a rubber cushion. The leading rod is bolted at the outer end to the transverse link and the inner end of the leading rod is connected to the leading rod bracket. The front cross member is bolted to the body through rubber cushions.

The stabilizer bar is connected to the front cross member, with the end connected to the transverse links.

The overall design of the suspension reduces road vibration that is transmitted to the passenger compartment.