Subaru Forester 1998-05

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the accessory drive belt. Refer to -Accessory Drive Belts, Removal & Installation-.
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  3. Using Special Tool 499977100 to lock the crankshaft in place, remove the crankshaft pulley bolt.
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  5. Remove the crankshaft pulley.

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    Fig. Use Special Tool 49997700 to lock the crankshaft pulley into place.

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To install:

  1. Clean the crankshaft pulley bolt threads with an air gun. Apply clean engine oil to the crankshaft pulley bolt seat and threads.
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  3. Install the crankshaft pulley and pulley bolt, and temporarily tighten the pulley bolt.
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  5. Lock the crankshaft in place with Special Tool 499977100 and tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt as follows:
    1. 1998-2003 engines: 130 ft. lbs. (177 Nm).
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    3. 2004-05 engines: 132 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
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  7. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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