Reading Subaru Repair Procedures: UPDATE

We have received quite a few questions on reading Subaru repair procedures. The first thing you may notice is there is very little text for the procedure. Let's take a look and clear up any confusion.

The illustrations provided in the Subaru repair information show the areas and the number of welds to be completed within each location. Meaning that each numbered area has a specified number of welds that need to be completed. Though several of the numbered areas on the illustration appear to only have anchor points in the corners, there are actually a series of welds that need to be completed within that specified area.

To find the number of welds in each location, each area is designated by a number in parenthesis. The number of welds is found at the bottom of the illustration in the illustration key with the corresponding number from the illustration.

When it comes to determining what type of sectioning joint is needed, you need to compare the measurements provided in the removal and installation procedures. For example, on a 2022 Outback outer quarter panel sectioning procedure, three cut locations are identified. The difference in measurements from the cut locations on the removal and installation procedures typically generate a 30 mm lap joint.

For additional Subaru information, check out the Subaru OEM Information page.

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