Subaru Legacy/Outback

1999-2003 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Subaru of Legasi, Autbek
+ Cars Subaru Legacy, Outback
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
- Electric equipment of the engine
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Removal/installation, check and service of the battery
   Check of a state and replacement of wires of the battery
   System of ignition - the general information and precautionary measures
   Check of serviceability of functioning of system of ignition
   Removal, installation and check of a condition of the module(s) of ignition
   Check and adjustment of installation of a corner of an advancing of ignition
   Replacement of CKP, CMP and KS sensors
   Service and replacement of spark plugs
   Check of a condition of high-voltage wires (4-cylinder engines)
   System of a charge - the general information and precautionary measures
   Check of a condition of system of a charge
   The generator - the general information, check and service
   Removal, dismantling, assembly and installation of the generator
   System of start - the general information and precautionary measures
   Check of serviceability of functioning of a starter and chain of start
   Nippondenso starter - check and service
   Mitsubishi starters - check and service
+ Manual box and differential
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


Check of a state and replacement of wires of the battery


 At shutdown of the battery always disconnect from it first of all a negative wire, - it is necessary to connect it the last! If the stereosystem established on the car is equipped with a security code before disconnecting the battery make sure that have the correct combination for input of the audio system in action! Attention: All models considered in the present manual are equipped with system of additional safety (SRS) which is disconnected later rather short time after a detachment of wires from the battery. If the control lamp of SRS after connection of the battery lights up and remains included, the car should be driven away on car repair shop for the purpose of activation of SRS.

1. Regularly examine battery wires on all their length on existence of signs of mechanical damages, cracks and progar of isolation, and also corrosion traces. Do not forget that violation of quality of electric connection of contact plugs is capable to lead to difficulties at start of the engine, and also to decrease in efficiency of its return.
2. Check terminal clips of wires for existence of cracks, signs of loss of copper veins and traces of corrosion. Presence accumulated under the insulation layer near terminal tips of white powdery deposits speaks about development of corrosion and need of replacement of a wire. Check plugs of the battery and clips of fastening of tips of wires for them on existence of signs of deformation, weakening of bolts and traces of corrosion.
3. The negative wire is always disconnected from the battery first of all and connected in the last. Do not forget to disconnect a negative wire even in case is subject to replacement only one positive (see also prevention at the beginning of the Section).
4. Disconnect from the battery old wires (at first negative), release them from the holder, then "walk" on everyone till the opposite end and disconnect from the traction relay of a starter (positive) and plugs of grounding (negative). Try to remember routes of laying of both wires for the purpose of observance them when replacing.
5. Make sure that replaceable wires correspond on a standard size removed from the car, - for a guarantee take the wire which is subject to replacement in shop as an example.

 It is easy to distinguish wires from each other on color of isolation, always black at negative, and red at the positive. Besides, the positive wire usually has bigger section. Extremely important factor is compliance of a design of contact clips of a wire to a form of the corresponding polar plugs of the battery.

6. A wire brush smooth out a carving on connecting plugs of the traction relay/weight. After removal of all traces of corrosion slightly grease carving rounds with acid-free vaseline for the purpose of prevention of development of corrosion further.
7. Connect a wire to the plug of the traction relay/weight, strongly tighten a fixing nut / bolt.
8. Before connecting a new wire to the polar plug of the battery make sure that it it is free, without excessive tension, reaches it. Carefully smooth out polar plugs of the battery, then slightly grease them with acid-free vaseline.
9. First of all always connect to the battery a positive wire, then negative.