Subaru Forester 1998-05

Windshield Wiper System

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Wiper Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. Detach and remove the cowl panel.
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  3. Disconnect the wiper motor electrical connector.
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  5. Remove the wiper motor mounting bolts.
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  7. Remove the nut securing the motor link on the back side of the motor.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of removal. Tighten the motor mounting bolts to 4 ft. lbs. (6 Nm).

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

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cowl panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring harness of the wiper motor.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the bolts to remove the wiper linkage.
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  9. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the wiper motor.

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    Fig. Remove the mounting bolts to remove the wiper linkage-2003-05 Models

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To install:

  1. Connect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. To confirm that the motor is at the auto stop position, connect the wiring harness to the motor and turn the wiper switch ON and then OFF once.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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