Subaru Legacy

since 1990-1998 release

Repair and operation of the car



Subaru Legacy
+ 1.1. Identification numbers
- 2. Maintenance
   2.1. Introduction
   2.2. Technical characteristics
   2.3. Frequency of service
   2.4. Check of level of engine oil
   2.5. Level of cooling liquid
   2.6. Level of brake fluid and liquid of the drive of coupling
   2.7. Liquid for a windshield washer
   2.8. Check of the accumulator
   2.9. Tires and check of pressure in tires
   2.10. Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission
   2.11. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of steering
   2.12. Replacement of oil and oil filter
   2.13. Check and service of the accumulator
   2.14. Accumulator charging
   2.15. Check of the cooling system
   2.16. Check of hoses, tubes and their replacement
   2.17. Check and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   2.18. Shift of tires
   2.19. Check of a suspension bracket and steering
   2.20. Check of the exhaust system
   2.21. Check of level of oil in the transmission and the main transfer
   2.22. Check of level of oil in differential (the main transfer)
   2.23. Check of the brake system
   2.24. Check of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   2.25. Check of the emergency brake
   2.26. Check of fuel system
   2.27. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.28. Check and replacement of a driving belt
   2.29. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of a brake
   2.30. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of coupling
   2.31. Check and replacement of spark plugs
   2.32. Check of high-voltage wires
   2.33. Check and adjustment of turns of idling
   2.34. Replacement of the air filter
   2.35. Check and replacement of the valve of ventilation of a case (PCV)
   2.36. Check of system of catching of vapors of fuel
   2.37. Check of system of repeated combustion of exhaust gases (EGR)
   2.38. Service of the cooling system
   2.39. Replacement of brake fluid
   2.40. Replacement of oil in the automatic transmission
   2.41. Replacement of oil in the mechanical transmission
   2.42. Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   + 2.43. Main malfunctions
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Systems of start, ignition
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling, shaft
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket
+ 12. Steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment






2.10. Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission

GENERAL INFORMATION

Oil level in the automatic transmission needs to be supported constantly at the required level. Too low level of oil can lead to violation in torque transmission, and too high level can lead to oil absorption, to losses and even to damage of the transmission.

The probe for measurement of level of oil in the automatic transmission is located in the left back corner of a motor compartment.

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Carry out a trip on distance of 15-25 km to heat the transmission to the normal working temperature (70–80 °C).
2. Install the car on a plain horizontal surface.
3. Idling the engine, the tightened hand and foot brake, move the selector handle on all positions and return to a starting position (Park). In this position of the selector and engine idling take the probe for measurement of level of oil and along with a mark of level estimate an oil condition.
4. Wipe the probe and install it into place.
5. Repeatedly take the probe and measure oil level. If the transmission cold, the level of oil has to be between two lower tags on the probe. If the transmission is heated-up up to the normal working temperature, the level of oil has to be between two top tags on the probe.
6. If the transmission cold, the level of oil has to be between two lower tags, and at a hot box – between two top tags.
7. If oil level low, then add it through an opening for the probe.

Prevention

Never assume that the level of oil was more top tag.


8. The distance between tags corresponds to about 0,6 l of oil.
9. If color of oil black or brown, oil it is necessary to replace. If you doubt quality of oil, compare a sample of the fresh oil and oil which is in the transmission.