Subaru Forester 1998-05

Rear Window Wiper/Washer System

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Motor/Blade/Arm



Removal & Installation
2003-05
  1. Tilt up the wiper head cover.
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  3. Remove the nut and wiper arm.
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  5. Remove the cap, nut and spacer from the rear wiper shaft.
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  7. Remove the rear liftgate trim.
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  9. Undo the clips which secure the wiring harness, and disconnect the wiper motor wiring harness.
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  11. Remove the mounting screws and remove the motor assembly.
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  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal. Tighten the motor mounting bolts to 4 ft. lbs. (6 Nm).

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    Fig. Rear wiper arm shaft components-2003-05 Models



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    Fig. Rear wiper motor mounting bolts-2003-05 Models

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Wiper Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. Remove the wiper head cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the nut and wiper arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cap and special nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear liftgate trim.
  8.  
  9. Undo the clips which secure the wiring harness, and disconnect the wiper motor wiring harness.
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  11. Disconnect the washer hoses.
  12.  
  13. Remove the mounting screws and remove the motor assembly.
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  15. Installation is the reverse order of removal. Tighten the motor mounting bolts to 4 ft. lbs. (6 Nm).

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    Fig. Rear wiper motor mounting bolts-1998-2002 Models

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