Subaru Forester 1998-05

Flywheel/Flexplate & Ring Gear

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the engine and place on a suitable engine stand. Refer to -Engine Assembly, Removal & Installations- procedure in this section.
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  3. If equipped with a manual transmission, remove the clutch housing cover.
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  5. Using Special Tool 498497100 to lock the crankshaft into place, remove the flywheel (manual transmission) or driveplate (automatic transmission).

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    Fig. Use Special Tool 498497100 to lock the crankshaft into place and remove the flywheel

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To install:

  1. Install the flywheel (M/T) or drive plate (A/T) and use Special Tool 498497100 to lock the crankshaft into place. Tighten the bolts in the sequence shown to 51-55 ft. lbs. (69-75 Nm).
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  3. Install the clutch housing cover, if equipped with manual transmission.
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  5. Install the engine assembly into the vehicle.

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    Fig. Flywheel torque sequence

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