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)
      Braking
      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




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Operation of the car in the conditions of winter

With approach of a winter season try to have onboard the car the corresponding equipment and stock on a case of unforeseen situations: antisliding chains, a scraper for purification of glass, a sand reserve, a lamp, a small shovel and a set of an electrical wiring for start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply.

Use the motive oil of the corresponding grade and viscosity intended for cold weather (see the Head Routine maintenance). Dense summer oil can cause difficulties at start of the engine.

Process mechanisms of locking devices and cylinders of door locks glycerin or special anti-icer.

Compulsory opening of the frozen door can cause office of a rubber sealant of a door. The frozen door before opening should be warmed hot water, then dry to wipe.

For washing of glasses use only the liquids providing the demanded resilience to freezing.

 Do not add to the tank at all for the cooling system antifreeze washing liquids which at hit on body elements is capable to damage a paint and varnish covering.


Preparation for a start of motion

Remove outgrowths of snow and ice which can prevent functioning of the steering drive from under wings.

 At the movement during snowfall regularly stop and clean snow from under wings.


Before an entrance to salon shake snow which when thawing can make pedals dangerously slippery from footwear.

During warming up of the engine check serviceability of functioning of pedals of gas, a brake, coupling and other governing bodies.

Care of the battery

Remember that low temperatures overall performance of the battery decreases.

At the insufficient level of a charge of the battery in frosty weather there is a risk of freezing of electrolyte. Regularly check a state and level of a charge of the battery, in case of need make its service and recharge (see the Head Elektrooborudovaniye of the engine).

Antifreeze use

With approach of a winter season when temperature of air can fall below 0th °C, the cooling system of the engine should be filled with antifreeze on the basis of ethylene glycol (see the Head Elektrooborudovaniye of the engine).

Water plums from the cooling system

At refusal of operation of the car in a winter season in the cooling system it is necessary or to fill antifreeze, or completely to remove water from a cooling path, - drain gates are located under a radiator and on the engine block. Before starting operation of the car do not forget to fill the cooling system.

The parking in a winter season

 Deep snow can cause dangerous concentration of the fulfilled gases under the car. That it did not occur, at the parking in cold weather with the working engine remove snow from the areas adjacent to an exhaust pipe, and from below round the car.


At the long parking in cold weather avoid use of the parking brake which hummock drive is subject to freezing.

At the parking of the car in snow or at snowfall take away levers of screen wipers from a windshield in order to avoid their damage.

At the parking of the car after the movement on strongly snow-covered road or at the parking in a blizzard possibly formation of hoarfrost on elements of brake system that can reduce efficiency of its functioning. Before a start of motion make sure of lack of snow and hoarfrost on suspension bracket knots, brake disks and hoses. In case of need carefully remove snow, - try not to damage brake disks and hoses, the assembly ABS hub and elements of a pneumatic suspension bracket.

Gas station of the car in cold weather

For the purpose of prevention of education in fuel system of moisture and its freezing use special additives to fuel.

 Efficiency of effect of additives increases at their addition in a thin tank when filling the car.


At refusal of use of the car for a long time leave a fuel tank completely filled.

Movement on snow-covered roads and in ice

 Do not use tempostaty on slippery roads!


For prevention of sliding and drifts avoid sharp braking, accelerations and maneuverings, observe the safe high-speed mode.

Always support a safe distance to the vehicles which are ahead directly. Try to use more actively braking by the engine, - on a measure and need switch to a low gear.

Avoid sharp switching on a low gear in order to avoid blocking of wheels and loss of controllability.

The ABS system improves efficiency of brake system on snow-covered and ice-covered roads, however it is necessary to remember that excessive self-confidence is always fraught with the most serious consequences, - be careful. Remember that operation of ABS increases length of a brake way.

Use of screen wipers at snowfall

Before a start of motion make sure that brushes of screen wipers did not freeze to a windshield. In case of need include local or global heating of glass, depending on a car complete set.

If at the movement in snowfall of a brush of screen wipers do not provide the demanded cleaning of a windshield and on it the frost starts being formed, include heating.

In case of need after sufficient warming up and thawing of snow use a washer.

Freezing of snow to levers of screen wipers disturbs their normal functioning. In case of need stop the car in a safe place and remove snow.

 At a stop on a roadside do not forget to turn on the alarm system.


Winter tires

 At change of wheels use only the tires suitable on a standard size (see Schild on a back rack of a driver's door). All four winter tires have to be identical by the size, a circle, a design, model and a load index. Use of different tires can lead to serious mechanical damages of the drive of wheels and loss of control over management. Do not install on one axis of the car at the same time radial diagonal / diagonalno the surrounding tires.


When using winter tires (a high-speed Q, T symbol or H) never exceed the maximum admissible limit of speed of the movement (160, 190 and 210 km/h, respectively).

Antisliding chains

The movement on snow-covered slopes or ice-covered roads can demand installation on wheels of chains of antisliding. Chains have to be established only on forward wheels. In order to avoid damage of a body of the car or a suspension bracket, use the chains corresponding to the size of tires of your car.

Speed of the movement of the car equipped with chains should not exceed 30 km/h.

At the movement with chains observe limit care, - remember that excessive self-confidence is fraught with the most serious consequences. be extremely attentive.

Rocking of the car

If for departure from snow or dirt it is necessary to shake the car, slightly press a pedal of gas and (at AT) move the selector between the provisions "D" and "R". Do not press gas too strongly. At departure from snow or dirt for optimum coupling with a surface avoid pro-slipping of wheels.

On very slippery paving the provision of transmission "2" provides the best coupling with a surface, than the situation "1" (that treats as a mechanical, and automatic transmission).