PRG Rod Servicing / One-Time Use Part Information – 2014-2016 Subaru

NUMBER: 07-103-15
DATE: 12/16/15

APPLICABILITY: 2015-16MY Outback
2014-16MY Forester
Models with Power Rear Gate (PRG)
SUBJECT: PRG Rod Servicing / One-Time Use Part Information

 

INTRODUCTION:

This Service Information bulletin announces a new requirement regarding one-time use parts which must be replaced whenever disconnecting or replacing the PRG rod.  The spring steel retaining clips (Stop Rings) which lock the PRG rod to the ball studs (pivot points) on either end are now one-time use items and must be replaced whenever they are removed.  If the stop rings are not replaced, the rod may come off the ball stud during PRG operation.

 

PRG Rod

 

PART INFORMATION:

DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER
ROD STOP RING 63369SG000

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION

  • Always follow the applicable Service Manual procedure when replacing any PRG components.

IMPORTANT:  When replacing the stop ring, CAREFULLY and gradually, apply force to install it onto the ball (pivot) housing. DO NOT use any excessive force which could deform the part.  In the illustration below, the specification for dimension “a” is 6.4 – 7.2mm (.250” – .280”).  If dimension “a” exceeds 7.2mm (.280”), the stop ring must be replaced.  NEVER attempt to bend the clip back into specification.

PRG Ball Housing

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • SOA strongly discourages the printing and/or local storage of service information as previously released information and electronic publications may be updated at any time.
  • Always check for any open recalls or campaigns anytime a vehicle is in for servicing.
  • Always refer to STIS for the latest service information before performing any repairs.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/SB-10094362-2280.pdf

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