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


Recommendations about driving of the car in adverse weather conditions

Features of driving in adverse road conditions

Driving during a rain, in strong fog or snowfall demands from the driver of special skills, in view of decrease in coupling of wheels with a paving and visibility deterioration. Constantly support the car in technically working order. At commission of trips to bad weather observe extra care. Avoid use of a tempostat (at the corresponding complete set of the car) in adverse weather conditions.

Reduce speed and move more slowly, than usually in normal weather conditions on a dry paving. Remember that reactions of the car to management will be more sluggish and slowed down even if the paving looks only slightly damp. Try to influence all controls of the car smoothly. On a wet and slippery paving sharp breakthrough of a steering wheel or careless squeezing of a brake pedal can lead to loss of control over management. At the beginning of a trip, still completely without having adapted for adverse weather conditions, show the increased care. It is especially useful to follow this rule at the movement during snowfall. It is necessary to remember that at operation of the car in a warm season many useful skills of driving of the car on a slippery paving are forgotten that demands some time for their restoration.

Show extra care, operating the car during a rain as lack of practice during the dry period does not allow to be reconstructed and adapt a bridle manner for new conditions quickly.

 After the long dry period the first rains do a paving especially slippery.


For traffic safety in any weather conditions it is very important to have the good review in all directions. Take care also of that your car remained to well noticeable drivers of other vehicles, - remember that at the movement on the route inclusion of a passing beam will never prevent even during daylight hours. It is more difficult to fulfill these requirements in adverse weather conditions.

Regularly check a condition of brushes of screen wipers and snuffled windshield washers. Constantly support the demanded liquid level in the tank of the washing liquid. Add in the tank only liquids, the recommended brands. Watch a condition of working elements of screen wipers, make their replacement as soon as brushes cease to clear glass properly. For prevention of condensation of moisture on an internal surface of glasses use having blown in glasses air, in case of need turn on the air conditioner.

Coupling of tires with a paving

Regularly control air pressure in tires and degree of wear of protectors of tires (pattern depth). Both of these factors are extremely important from the point of view of good coupling of tires with a paving and prevention of the phenomenon of hydroplaning, that is sharp reduction of coupling with the road at entrance to pools. For ensuring the best controllability with the car and traffic safety at approach of a winter season use studded/special winter rubber.

During the movement constantly watch changes of road conditions which often are very unstable. Presence on the road of wet foliage can be not dangerous, than ice. Often in appearance the pure and dry paving can ice separate sites. Especially dangerous conditions develop at air temperatures about 0 °C when pools can alternate with frost that does behavior of the car especially unpredictable.

Be careful when switching an automatic transmission in the lowered range. On a slippery covering sharp inclusion of a low gear can lead to short-term pro-slipping of driving wheels and drift of the car

Extra care and attention are required from the driver at commission of overtakings. Equally it is necessary to observe attentiveness, when overtaking your car by other vehicles. Splashes of water and dirt from under wheels of the overtaken truck can sharply worsen visibility through a windshield. The rush of a side wind during commission of overtaking of the truck or the bus is dangerous by loss of control over management.

Councils for driving in cross-country conditions (only the Outback models)

Always seek to observe the recommended precautionary measures for the purpose of minimization of risk of hit in an emergency.

In cross-country conditions always drive the car with limit care. Avoid unjustified risk.

At the movement strongly holding a steering wheel in cross-country conditions, both hands covering it for a rim (not for spokes), thumbs of hands should be held from the outer side of a rim in order to avoid their reversing at breakthroughs.

Having finished the movement on water, sand or dirt, surely check efficiency of functioning of brakes, examine the car bottom on existence of the stuck foreign subjects.

Always during the movement of the car seat belts of the driver and all passengers have to be fastened.

Before starting overcoming of a water barrier surely measure depth of water and density of a bottom on a site of an estimated crossing. Move slowly, avoiding hit in deep holes. Watch that water did not get to the engine and other units of the car. Hit of water in an air inlet is fraught with serious internal damages of the engine as a result of hydroblow. Remember that washing away of jellied greasing from wheel bearings, is fraught with their premature exit out of operation as a result of corrosion. Also hit of water in differentials, a transmission and a transfer case is inadmissible.

The sand and dirt accumulating on brake mechanisms can be the reason of decrease in efficiency of braking and damage of components of brake system.

After every day of a driving on off road terrain, make careful survey of the main components of the car.