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


Features of driving, VDC equipped with system of dynamic stabilization (at the corresponding complete set)

 Existence of VDC system does not relieve of need to operate the car extremely attentively. Excessive self-confidence can easily lead to serious accident.

Even if the car is equipped with VDC system, at the movement on the snow-covered road or in the conditions of ice use of winter tires and chains of antisliding is necessary; it is also necessary to reduce car speed.

Activation of VDC system specifies that a paving slippery. As the VDC system is not capable to provide absolute stability of the car, its operation has to be a signal to need of reduction in the rate of the movement.

After replacement of components of a suspension bracket, a steering or removal of power shafts it is necessary to make without fail check of VDC system at firm car repair shop Subaru.

For the purpose of ensuring appropriate work of VDC system it is necessary to follow the following rules:

a) On all four wheels tires of one standard size with approximately identical degree of wear of a protector have to be installed;
b) All tires have to be pumped up with the demanded pressure (see the label fixed on a car rack).

At the movement on a slippery covering, and also at sharp maneuvering for the purpose of an obstacle detour the car can enter lateral drift, or its back will start leaving on outer side. At identification of a similar tendency the VDC system is activated and starts operating process together with ABS and antirobuksovochny system (TCS), providing suppression of sharp changes in spatial situation and the movement of the car and, thereby, increasing its course stability.

Function of ABS system

ABS provides electronic and hydraulic management of functioning of brake system, preventing premature blocking of wheels for the purpose of preservation of course stability and control over management when braking on a slippery paving. Even in an improbable case of refusal of ABS system possibility of a stop of the car usual brake system remains.
Function of antirobuksovochny system (TCS)

The TCS system limits a provorachivaniye of driving wheels on slippery surfaces, keeping thereby appropriate coupling of protectors with a roadbed and providing possibility of reliable control over management. Activation of TCS is followed by operation of a control lamp of VDC.

Function of system of dynamic stabilization (VDC)

The VDC system promotes preservation of course stability by suppression of lateral drift at a sharp reversing of a steering wheel, and also at commission of maneuvers on a slippery paving. At operation of system the control lamp of VDC is activated and starts blinking.

At operation of VDC system the vibrations told to a pedal of a foot brake and a steering wheel of the car that is a sign of correct functioning of system can be felt and should not cause concern.

The start of motion at once after start of the engine can be followed by a short-term characteristic sound from a motive compartment that points to carrying out automatic check of VDC system and also should not cause concern.

When using of brakes at once after a start of motion the easy podragivaniye of a pedal can be felt that also points to carrying out automatic check of VDC system.

At operation of VDC system there is a little unusual feeling at rotation of a steering wheel.

Equipment of the car VDC system does not exempt the owner from need of observance of usual precautionary measures: do not forget to install winter tires at operation of the car in a cold season.

 Chains of antisliding are established on forward wheels. However when using chains system effectiveness of VDC decreases that it is necessary to consider at the movement in similar conditions. Reduce speed at approach to turn.

In order to avoid violation of serviceability of functioning of VDC change of wheels should be made at the switched-off engine.

Control of functioning of VDC system

The scheme of an arrangement of light indicators of VDC system is shown on an illustration.

The description of the principles of functioning of a control lamp of VDC and light indicators of activation and shutdown of VDC is provided in the Section Combination of Devices.