Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Checking the oil level

AT models

1) Yellow handle


1) Yellow handle

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine.

2. Pull out the level gauge, wipe it clean, and insert it again.

1) Upper level


1) Upper level
2) Lower level

3. Pull out the level gauge again and check the oil level on it. If it is below the lower level, add oil to bring the level up to the upper level.

CAUTION

Be careful not to spill front differential gear oil when adding it. If oil touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.

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 CVT models

There is no oil level gauge. To check the front differential gear oil level, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.

 Recommended grade and viscosity

Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. For details, refer to “Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear oil” F

 Rear differential gear oil

There is no oil level gauge. To check the rear differential gear oil level, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.

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 Low beam light bulbs

1. Pull off the fender lining. For details, refer to “Pulling off the fender lining” F11- 7. 2. Remove the bulb cover, by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector. 4. Remove the retainer spring. 5. Replace the bulb, then set the retainer spring securely.

 Secondary Speed Sensor

A: REMOVAL CAUTION: Be sure to prevent water or oil from contacting the connector terminal of secondary speed sensor. If adhesion occurs, replace with a new part. 1) Remove the transmission from the vehicle. <Ref. to CVT-55, REMOVAL, Automatic Transmission Assembly.> 2) Remove the transmiss

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