Subaru ff-1/1300/1400/1600/1800/Brat 1970-1984 Repair Guide

Chassis Greasing



Steering and Suspension

Under normal conditions regular chassis greasing is unnecessary, because there are no chassis grease fittings used on Subarus. The only time greasing is required is as part of chassis component repair or replacement, or if component dust boots and seals have become damaged. If its boot or seal is damaged or leaking, the component will have to be removed, repacked with grease, and a new boot or seal installed.

Because there are no recommended chassis greasing intervals, the chassis suspension and drivetrain components should be inspected regularly.

If a visual inspection turns up a damaged component, dust boot, or seal, consult the appropriate section for the correct repair or replacement procedure.

Pedals and Linkages

The clutch, brake, and accelerator linkages should be lubricated at the recommended intervals found in the owners manual, with multi-purpose chassis grease.

  1. Working inside the vehicle, apply a small amount of grease to the pedal pivots and linkage.

Be careful not to get grease on the pedal pads or floor covering.

  1. Working under the hood, grease all pivoting and sliding parts of the accelerator and brake linkages.

In some cases it may be easier to gain access to the linkages from underneath the vehicle.