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Subaru Outback: 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 of hot fluid and cold fluid on the level gauge.

Though the fluid level can be checked without warming up the fluid on the “COLD” range, we recommend checking the fluid level when the fluid is at operating temperature.

Checking the fluid level when the fluid is hot

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 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

 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

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 High/low beam change (dimmer)

To change from low beam to high beam, push the turn signal lever forward. When the headlights are on high beam, the high beam indicator light “” on the combination meter is also on. To switch back to low beam, pull the lever back to the detent position.

 Parking Brake

General Description A: SPECIFICATION B: COMPONENT 1. PARKING BRAKE (REAR DISC BRAKE) Back plate Retainer Lever Parking brake shoe (Primary) Parking brake shoe (Secondary) Strut spring Strut Shoe guide plate Primary return spring Secondary return spring Adjusting screw Adjusting spring

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