Subaru Forester 1998-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine coolant.
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  7. Remove the radiator undercover, if equipped.
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  9. Disconnect the radiator fan electrical connectors.
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  11. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
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  13. Disconnect the transmission cooler hoses from the radiator, if equipped.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Remove the air intake assembly.
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  19. Remove the overflow hose and reservoir tank.
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  21. Remove the accessory drive belt covers.
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  23. Disconnect the upper radiator hoses from the radiator.
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  25. Disconnect the coolant filler tank hose, if equipped with a turbo.
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  27. Remove the upper radiator mounting brackets.
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  29. Detach the power steering hose from the clip on the radiator.
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  31. Raise the radiator slightly, slide it to the left, and lift the radiator up and out of the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. If not already installed, attach radiator mounting cushions to the lower holes.
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  3. Install the radiator. Fit the pins at the bottom of the radiator into the mounting cushions.
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  5. Install the upper radiator mounting brackets and tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  7. Attach the power steering hose to the radiator.
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  9. Connect the upper radiator hoses.
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  11. Connect the coolant filler tank hoses, if equipped with a turbo.
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  13. Install the reservoir tank and overflow hose.
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  15. Install the air intake assembly.
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  17. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Connect the automatic transmission cooler hoses to the radiator, if equipped.
  20.  
  21. Connect the radiator fan motor electrical connectors.
  22.  
  23. Connect the lower radiator hose.
  24.  
  25. Install the radiator under cover, if equipped.
  26.  
  27. Install the engine undercover.
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  29. Lower the vehicle.
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  31. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  33. Fill the engine cooling system to the correct level.
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  35. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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