Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Engine overheating

WARNING

Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has fully cooled down. When the engine is hot, the coolant is under pressure. Removing the cap while the engine is still hot could release a spray of boiling hot coolant, which could burn you very seriously.

If the engine overheats, pull off the road safely and stop the vehicle in a safe place.

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 If steam is coming from the engine compartment

Turn off the engine and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.

 If no steam is coming from the engine compartment

NOTE For details about how to check the coolant level or how to add coolant, refer to “Engine coolant” F11-17. 1. Keep the engine running at idling speed. 2. Open the hood to ventilate the en

 Towing

WARNING Never tow AWD vehicles (including AT, MT and CVT) with the front wheels raised off the ground while the rear wheels are on the ground, or with the rear wheels raised off the ground while

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 Ignition switch

WARNING ● Never turn the ignition switch to “LOCK” while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort than usual to steer. ● Before leaving the ve

 Oil Pressure System

A: WIRING DIAGRAM B: INSPECTION Engine Oil A: INSPECTION CAUTION: If the engine oil is spilt over exhaust pipe or the under cover, wipe it off with cloth to avoid emitting smoke or causing a fire. 1) Park the vehicle on a level surface. 2) Remove the oil level gauge and wipe away the oil. 3) Rei

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