Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Switches and Harness

A: REMOVAL

1. BACK-UP LIGHT AND NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the collector cover. (turbo model)

3) Remove the air intake boot assembly. (non-turbo model) <Ref. to IN(H4SO)-8, REMOVAL, Air Intake Boot.>

4) Remove the intercooler. (turbo model) <Ref. to IN(H4DOTC)-17, REMOVAL, Intercooler.>

5) Disconnect the connector back-up light switch & neutral position switch.

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

  1. Neutral position switch connector (Brown)
  2. Back-up light switch connector (Gray)

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

  1. Neutral position switch connector (Brown)
  2. Back-up light switch connector (Gray)

6) Lift up the vehicle.

7) Remove the back-up light switch & neutral position switch with the harness.

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

  1. Neutral position switch
  2. Back-up light switch

B: INSTALLATION

1. BACK-UP LIGHT SWITCH & NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH

1) Install the back-up light switch & neutral position switch with the harness.

NOTE: Use a new gasket.

Tightening torque: 32.3 N*m (3.3 kgf-m, 23.8 ft-lb)

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

  1. Neutral position switch
  2. Back-up light switch

2) Lower the vehicle.

3) Connect the connectors of back-up light switch & neutral position switch.

4) Install the air intake boot assembly. (non-turbo model) <Ref. to IN(H4SO)-8, INSTALLATION, Air Intake Boot.>

5) Install the intercooler. (turbo model) <Ref. to IN(H4DOTC)-18, INSTALLATION, Intercooler.>

6) Install the collector cover. (turbo model)

7) Connect the battery ground terminal.

C: INSPECTION

1. BACK-UP LIGHT SWITCH

Check the back-up light switch. <Ref. to LI-13, INSPECTION, Back-up Light System.>

2. NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH

1) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

2) Disconnect the connector of neutral position switch.

3) Measure the resistance between neutral position switch terminals.

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

4) Replace faulty parts.

Preparation for Overhaul

A: PROCEDURE

1) Clean oil, grease, dirt and dust from the transmission.

2) When gear oil remains in the transmission, using the TORX bit T70, remove the drain plug, and drain the transmission gear oil completely.

3) Tighten the drain plug using TORX bit T70.

NOTE: Use a new gasket.

Tightening torque:
44 N*m (4.5 kgf-m, 32.5 ft-lb) (Aluminum gasket silver)
70 N*m (7.1 kgf-m, 51.6 ft-lb) (Copper gasket brown)
70 N*m (7.1 kgf-m, 51.6 ft-lb) (Metal gasket black)

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

4) Attach the transmission to the ST.

ST 499937100 TRANSMISSION STAND

Subaru Outback. Manual Transmission and Differential

5) Apply oil to rotating parts before assembly.

6) All disassembled parts, if to be reused, should be reinstalled in the original positions and directions.

7) Gaskets, lock washers and lock nuts must be replaced with new ones.

8) Apply liquid gasket to the specified areas to prevent leakage.

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