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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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I have an 09 forester prem na. I like working on my cars myself and have been waiting for a repair manual to no avail. The dealer said they don't make ser manuals. I like working on them but I also prefer reading up on the procedure before I start. Any ideas ?
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you'll have to login and buy access time to download the sections you need
you can download the entire service manual if you are patient.
It only allows so many pages and then a time restriction hits before you can do more.

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Subaru Technical Information System - Welcome
you'll have to login and buy access time to download the sections you need
you can download the entire service manual if you are patient.
It only allows so many pages and then a time restriction hits before you can do more.
Yep. I bought a 72 hour subscription couple yrs ago and it was VERY tedious downloading each little section. I spent the better part of my weekend in front of the PC downloading for 2009 model year and waiting thanks to that moronic time limit per certain amount of data. I go all but one section I think.

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I'd be happy with a Haynes.

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I'd be happy with a Haynes.
I bet you wouldn't. I've seen your posts and you seem to be a details oriented type of guy.

Not trying to be snarky, but I haven't found a Haynes as good as a decent factory manual yet. God knows I've been looking.

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Ha-Ha... LOL
I know the Haynes aren't great, but I just need something I can hold in greasy hands while working, and remind me... "OH- I gotta do that?"

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That is what the print button is for.

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I ordered a full set of Subaru factory service manual for my 2010 Forester from from Jackie at Annapolis Subaru (a supporter here). It set me back about $300, but they are the real deal.


Here's a thread that talks about the ordering the manuals.

Availability of 2010 Subaru Forester shop manuals


Here is a link to a page that shows all the part numbers for the Subara manuals.
http://www.fredbeansparts.com/pdfs/t...ub-service.pdf

Here's the detail for the 2009 Forester:
MSA5T0920A 2009 Forester General Info 2009
MSA5T0921A 2009 Forester Engine 1 H4SO 2009
MSA5T0922A 2009 Forester Engine 1 H4DOTC 2009
MSA5T0923A 2009 Forester Transmission 2009
MSA5T0924A 2009 Forester Chassis 2009
MSA5T0925A 2009 Forester Body 2009
MSA5T0926A 2009 Forester Wiring 2009
MSA5T0927A 2009 Forester Body Repair Manual 2009

2010 4EAT 2.5x base model
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