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Subaru Crosstrek Owners Manual: Washing the underbody

Chemicals, salts and gravel used for deicing road surfaces are extremely corrosive, accelerating the corrosion of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders, and suspension.

Thoroughly flush the underbody and inside of the fenders with lukewarm or cold water at frequent intervals to reduce the harmful effects of such agents.

Mud and sand adhering to the underbody components may accelerate their corrosion.

After driving off-road or on muddy or sandy roads, wash the mud and sand off the underbody. Carefully flush the suspen-sion and axle parts, as they are particularly prone to mud and sand buildup. Do not use a sharp-edged tool to remove caked mud.

CAUTION

Washing
CAUTION When washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, the brake stopping distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depr ...

Using a warm water washer
Keep a good distance of 12 in (30 cm) or more between the washer nozzle and the vehicle. Do not wash the same area continuously. If a stain will not come out easily, wash by hand. Some wa ...

Other materials:

Starting engine
WARNING There are some general precautions when starting the engine. Carefully read the precautions described in "General precautions when starting/stopping engine" F7-9. If the indicator on the pushbutton ignition switch flashes in green after the engine has started, never dri ...

Removal
LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Side Marker Light BulbREMOVAL1. CROSSTREK MODEL1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. NOTE">2. Remove the light assembly - rear combination.CAUTION:Be careful not to damage the clips.(1) Release the bolts and clips, then pull out the light assembly - rear com ...

Inspection
STARTING/CHARGING SYSTEMS(H4DO) > GeneratorINSPECTION1. DIODECAUTION:There is the possibility of damaging the diodes if a mega-tester (used to measure high voltages) or a similar measuring instrument is used. Never use a mega tester or equivalent for this test.1. Check for continuity between the ...

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