Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Automatic transmission fluid


 Checking the fluid level

The automatic transmission fluid expands largely as its temperature rises; the fluid level differs according to fluid temperature. Therefore, there are two different scales for checking the level

 Check the fluid level monthly.

1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise the temperature of the transmission fluid up to normal operating temperature; 158 to 1768F (70 to 808C) is normal. 2. Park the vehicle on a level surface

 Checking the fluid level when the fluid is cold

When the fluid level has to be checked without time to warm up the automatic transmission, check to see that the fluid level is between the lower level and upper level on the “COLD” range. If


 General Description

A: SPECIFICATION NOTE: US: Undersize OS: Oversize B: COMPONENT 1. V-BELT V-belt V-belt cover bracket V-belt tensioner ASSY Power steering pump bracket Generator Generator plate A/C compressor bracket A Idler pulley ASSY Stopper rod RH Stopper rod LH A/C compressor A/C compressor bra

 Preparing to drive

You should perform the following checks and adjustments every day before you start driving. 1. Check that all windows, mirrors, and lights are clean and unobstructed. 2. Check the appearance and condition of the tires. Also check tires for proper inflation. 3. Look under the vehicle for any s

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