Subaru Crosstrek manuals

Subaru Crosstrek Service Manual: Inspection

FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Strut

INSPECTION

Check the removed part for wear, damage and cracks, and then repair or replace it if defective.

1. STRUT

1. Check for oil leaks.

2. Move the piston rod up and down to check that it operates smoothly without any hitch.

3. Check the piston rod runout.

Preparation tool:

Dial gauge

(1) Fix the outer shell.

(2) Extend the piston rod until it stops retracting, and set the dial gauge at the L position from the end of the piston rod.

Measuring point:

L = 10 mm (0.39 in)

(3) While applying a force of W1 [20 N (2 kgf, 4 lbf)] to the arrowed section, read the dial gauge indication P1.

(4) While applying a force of W2 [20 N (2 kgf, 4 lbf)] from the opposite side of W1, read the dial gauge indication P2.

Play limit (P1 + P2): 0.8 mm (0.031 in)

4. Replace the strut if faulty is found in the inspection or limit value is exceeded.

2. STRUT MOUNT - FRONT

Check the rubber part for deformation, cracks or deterioration, and then replace it with a new part if defective.

3. DUST COVER - INNER

If cracks or damage are found, replace it with a new part.

4. COIL SPRING - FRONT

If a permanent strain is found, replace it with a new part.

5. HELPER - FRONT STRUT

If major cracks or damage are found, replace it with a new part.

Disposal
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Installation
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Other materials:

Installation
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Removal
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U.S.-spec. models (type A)
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