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01 Forester crossmember rust thru ?
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:58:23 AM »
My Dad's 01 Foz has had the rear crossmember rust thru.  I think he was hoping to replace it, as it is still running OK, and the body isn't horrible.  His only concern was removing the bolts for the member.

Has anyone done this ?  Any tips ?
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Re: 01 Forester crossmember rust thru ?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 08:27:33 AM »
I helped someone drop the rear crossmember on their bugeye WRX.  It wasn't too bad., but we did have air tools.  I can't really remember anything specific tips-wise, other than the basics: use 6-sided sockets to minimize bolt rounding.

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Re: 01 Forester crossmember rust thru ?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 12:28:24 PM »
Fair enough.  He's got air tools and a pit to work underneath the car.  I'll let him know and probably give him a hand.
Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes.
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Re: 01 Forester crossmember rust thru ?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 06:22:44 PM »
We pulled the crossmember Saturday, and slapped in one from the south that was rust free.  It was not nearly as bad as we thought it would be.  We also managed to replace both rear struts.  It should be good for another 260,000.
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Re: 01 Forester crossmember rust thru ?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 10:37:27 AM »
Good to hear!
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