Subaru Legacy/Outback

1999-2003 of release

Repair and car operation



Subaru Legasi, Autbek
+ Cars Subaru Legacy, Outback
- The operation manual
   + Access, protection
   + Elements of systems of safety
   + The car equipment, arrangement of devices and controls
   + Comfort
   - Operation receptions
      The basic cautions
      Обкатка the new car
      Car refuelling
      The control of level of engine oil
      The control of level of a cooling liquid of the engine
      Transportation of cargoes in the car
      Engine start
      Engine stop
      Features of driving with a manual box of a gear change
      Features of driving with automatic transmission
      Features of management of the all-wheel drive car
      Features of operation of the car equipped with system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel (ГУР)
      Features of the driving, equipped противооткатным the device, - models with РКПП (at a corresponding complete set)
      Braking
      Features of the driving, equipped with system of dynamic stabilisation VDC (at a corresponding complete set)
      Control system of speed (темпостат)
      Electropneumatic suspension bracket (at a corresponding complete set)
      Automatic adjustment of height of position of a back suspension bracket (model Outback)
      Recommendations about economy of the expense of fuel
      Features of operation of the car equipped catalytic with the converter
      Car parking
      Recommendations about car driving in adverse weather conditions
      Operation of the car in the conditions of winter
      Trailer towage
+ Routine maintenance
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual box and differential
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment





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: chains противоскольжения, a scraper for glass clearing, a sand stock, a lantern, a small shovel and the complete set of electroconducting for start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply.

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

Process mechanisms запорных devices and cylinders of door-locks glycerine or special anti-icer.

Compulsory opening of the frozen door can cause branch 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 demanded resistibility to freezing.

 At all do not add in the tank for a washing liquid antifreeze of system of cooling which at hit on кузовные elements is capable to damage a paint and varnish covering.


Preparation for a start of motion

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

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


Before an input in salon shake from footwear snow which at thawing can make pedals dangerously slippery.

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

Care of the storage battery

Remember that low temperatures the overall performance of the storage battery decreases.

At insufficient level of a charge of the storage battery in frosty weather there is a risk of freezing of electrolit. Regularly check a condition and level of a charge of the battery, in case of need make its service and additional charge (the engine Electric equipment see the Head).

Antifreeze use

With approach of a winter season when the air temperature can fall more low 0С, it is necessary to fill system of cooling of the engine with antifreeze on a basis этиленгликоля (the engine Electric equipment see the Head).

Plums of water from cooling system

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

Parking in a winter season

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


At long parking in cold weather avoid application of a lay brake, тросовый which drive is subject to freezing.

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

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

Car refuelling in cold weather

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

 Efficiency of action of additives increases at their addition in a thin tank at car refuelling.


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

Movement on snow-covered roads and to a glaze ice

 Do not use темпостатом on slippery roads!


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

Always support a safe distance to going directly ahead of vehicles. Try to use more actively braking by the engine, - on a measure and necessity be switched to a hill-climbing gear.

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

System ABS 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 ABS increases length of a brake way.

Use of screen wipers at a snowfall

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

If at movement in a snowfall of a brush of screen wipers do not provide demanded clearing of a windscreen and on it it starts to be formed наледь, include heating.

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

Primerzanie snow to levers of screen wipers stirs to 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 include the alarm system.


Winter tyres

 At change of wheels use only tyres approaching on a standard size (see шильду on back racks of a driver's door). All four winter tyres should be identical on the size, a circle, a design, model and a loading index. Use of different tyres can lead to serious mechanical damages of a drive of wheels and control loss over management. Do not establish on one axis of the car simultaneously radial diagonal/diagonalno surrounding tyres.


At use of winter tyres (high-speed symbol Q, T or H) never exceed the maximum admissible limit of speed of movement (160, 190 and 210 km/h, accordingly).

Chains противоскольжения

Movement on snow-covered slopes or ice-covered roads can demand installation on wheels of chains противоскольжения. Chains should 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 tyres of your car.

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

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

Car rocking

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

On very slippery road covering position of transmission 2 provides the best coupling with a surface, than position 1 (that concerns as to mechanical, and an automatic transmission).
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