Subaru Forester 1998-05

Throttle Body

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Removal & Installation



2.5L Non-Turbo Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air intake assembly.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the accelerator cable.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cruise control cable, if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the throttle position sensor electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the idle air control solenoid valve and air bypass hose, except 1998-99 models
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  13. Disconnect the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor, 2004-05 models
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  15. Disconnect the coolant hoses from the throttle body.
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  17. Remove the throttle body mounting bolts.
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  19. Remove the throttle body and gasket.

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    Fig. Throttle body sensor locations-2000-03 2.5L engine shown



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    Fig. Throttle body sensor locations-2004-05 2.5L Non-Turbo engine shown

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To install:

  1. Install the throttle body with a new gasket. Tighten the mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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2.5L Turbo Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the intercooler.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the throttle position sensor and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the coolant hoses from the throttle body.
  8.  
  9. Remove the throttle body mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the throttle body and gasket.
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To install:

  1. Install the throttle body with a new gasket. Tighten the mounting bolts to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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