Subaru Legacy/Outback

1999-2003 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Subaru of Legasi, Autbek
+ Cars Subaru Legacy, Outback
- Operation manual
   + Access, protection
   + Elements of security systems
   + Equipment of the car, arrangement of devices and governing bodies
   + Comfort
   - Methods of operation
      Main cautions
      Running in of the new car
      Gas station of the car
      Control of level of engine oil
      Control of level of cooling liquid of the engine
      Transportation of goods in the car
      Start of the engine
      Engine stop
      Features of driving with a manual box of gear shifting
      Features of driving with automatic transmission
      Features of control of the all-wheel drive car
      Features of operation of the car equipped with system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel (GUR)
      Features of driving, the equipped antiretractable device, - models with RKPP (at the corresponding complete set)
      Features of driving, VDC equipped with system of dynamic stabilization (at the corresponding complete set)
      Control system of speed (tempostat)
      Electric air suspension bracket (at the corresponding complete set)
      Automatic adjustment of height of provision of a back suspension bracket (Outback model)
      Recommendations about economy of fuel consumption
      Features of operation of the car equipped with the catalytic converter
      Parking of the car
      Recommendations about driving of the car in adverse weather conditions
      Operation of the car in the conditions of winter
      Towage of the trailer
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box and differential
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment



The principle of action and design of components of brake system are in detail considered in the Head Brake system of the present manual.

All components of brake system are essential from the point of view of driving safety. Regularly, according to the established Schedule (see the Head Routine maintenance), carry out procedures of maintenance of the vehicle. Try to use only services of firm car repair shops of the Subaru company. The first 200 km (125 miles) of run after replacement of brake shoes try to avoid sharp braking whenever possible.

At the movement under a bias, in order to avoid an overheat of brake mechanisms, try to carry out braking of the car the engine, including for this purpose a low gear.

After a heavy rain or overcoming of water barriers before beginning the movement at a full speed, check efficiency of functioning of brake mechanisms, - the become wet blocks and disks can be quickly dried during several braking at the movement with a small speed.

Recommendations about security measures at operation of the models equipped with ABS

ABS does not reduce a brake way of the car and is only capable to provide preservation of controllability of the car in the course of braking. In view of told it is necessary to support constantly a safe distance to ahead the going vehicle, proceeding from the speed of the car and specific conditions of the movement.

ABS does not prevent a lateral skid at sharp change of the direction of the movement of the car. For example, the car can enter drift when passing turn at too high speed or at breakthrough of a wheel during change of a lane. Always support the safe speed of the vehicle, being conformed with a condition of a paving and traffic conditions.

ABS does not prevent loss of course stability of the car. In the course of the emergency braking avoid sharp breakthroughs of a steering wheel.

The brake way of the equipped ABS car can exceed a little habitual for models with usual brake system. Told especially it is noticeable at the movement on fragile and rough pavings (gravel, snow). At the movement in similar road conditions reduce speed and increase a distance to ahead the going vehicle.

Control lamp of violations of serviceability of functioning of ABS

The structure of system of anti-blocking switched on the self-diagnostics block. Externally procedure of self-diagnostics of system is shown by small pulsations of a foot brake right after start of the engine. Problem diagnostics of ABS is made also at each braking of the car.

At detection of any malfunction by system on a control panel the corresponding control lamp lights up. Operation of a control lamp testifies that ABS is disconnected. Thus operability of working brake system remains fully, except for function of automatic control of brake effort which is carried out by ABS. If the control lamp of ABS does not die away after start of the engine or joins in movement time, follows at the first opportunity to address on the nearest car repair shop.

Joint inclusion of control lamps of ABS and refusals of brake system / raising of the parking brake also means shutdown of function of regulation of brake effort that points to existence of malfunctions both in ABS, and in brake system. Thus the brake system of the car will continue to provide rather adequate braking of the car, however it is necessary to avoid sharp squeezing of a pedal of a foot brake. Immediately address on the nearest car repair shop.