Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: 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 and set the parking brake.

3. First shift the select lever in each position. Then shift it in the “P” position, and run the engine at idling speed.

1) Yellow handle

1) Yellow handle

1) HOT range

1) HOT range
2) COLD range
3) Upper level
4) Lower level

4. Pull out the level gauge and check the fluid level on the gauge. If it is below the lower level on the “HOT” range, add the recommended automatic transmission fluid up to the upper level.


 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

 Recommended fluid

NOTE Using any non-specified type of automatic transmission fluid could result in damage inside the transmission. When replacing the automatic transmission fluid, be sure to use the specified typ

 Continuously variable transmission fluid

There is no fluid level gauge. It is unnecessary to check the continuously variable transmission fluid level. However, if necessary, consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.


 General Description

A: SPECIFICATION NOTE: Refer to "PB" section for parking brake specifications. <Ref. to PB-2, SPECIFICATION, General Description.> B: COMPONENT 1. FRONT DISC BRAKE 16-inch type 17-inch type Caliper body Air bleeder screw Guide pin (black) Pin boot Piston seal Piston Piston boot

 Automatic transmission/Continuously variable transmission

The automatic transmission is electronically controlled and provides 5 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. The continuously variable transmission is electronically controlled and provides an infinite number of forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. Both the automatic transmission and continuously

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