Subaru Legacy

since 1990-1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

Subaru of Legasi
+ 1.1. Identification numbers
- 2. Maintenance
   2.1. Introduction
   2.2. Technical characteristics
   2.3. Frequency of service
   2.4. Check of level of engine oil
   2.5. Level of cooling liquid
   2.6. Level of brake fluid and liquid of the drive of coupling
   2.7. Liquid for a windshield washer
   2.8. Check of the accumulator
   2.9. Tires and check of pressure in tires
   2.10. Check of level of oil in an automatic transmission
   2.11. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of a steering
   2.12. Replacement of oil and oil filter
   2.13. Check and service of the accumulator
   2.14. Battery charging
   2.15. Check of the cooling system
   2.16. Check of hoses, tubes and their replacement
   2.17. Check and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   2.18. Shift of tires
   2.19. Check of a suspension bracket and steering
   2.20. Check of an exhaust system
   2.21. Check of level of oil in a transmission and the main transfer
   2.22. Check of level of oil in differential (the main transfer)
   2.23. Check of brake system
   2.24. Check of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   2.25. Check of the emergency brake
   2.26. Check of fuel system
   2.27. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.28. Check and replacement of a driving belt
   2.29. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of a brake
   2.30. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of coupling
   2.31. Check and replacement of spark plugs
   2.32. Check of high-voltage wires
   2.33. Check and adjustment of turns of idling
   2.34. Replacement of the air filter
   2.35. Check and replacement of the valve of ventilation of a case (PCV)
   2.36. Check of system of catching of vapors of fuel
   2.37. Check of system of repeated burning of exhaust gases (EGR)
   2.38. Service of the cooling system
   2.39. Replacement of brake fluid
   2.40. Replacement of oil in an automatic transmission
   2.41. Replacement of oil in a mechanical transmission
   2.42. Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   + 2.43. Main malfunctions
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Systems of start, ignition
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling, shaft
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket
+ 12. Steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment


2.5. Level of cooling liquid


Arrangement of a broad tank of the cooling system in a motor compartment

The broad tank is specified by an arrow.


Do not uncover a broad tank on the hot engine as it is possible to get burn from vapors of more hotly cooling liquid.

Avoid hit of cooling liquid on the painted surfaces of a body and clothes. Otherwise wash out a place where cooling liquid a plentiful amount of water got.

Cars have the tight cooling system under pressure. The broad tank of white color is in forward part of a motor compartment and is connected by a hose to the radiator head basis.

Level of cooling liquid is between tags of FULL and LOW on a broad tank. Level changes according to temperature of the engine and there have to be slightly above LOW tags on the cold engine and FULL tags on the hot engine are slightly lower. For filling it is necessary to use only cooling liquid on the basis of ethylene glycol with anticorrosive additives. As a last resort, it is possible to add water, but it must be kept in mind that thus temperature of freezing of cooling liquid will increase.

If the level of cooling liquid constantly decreases, it indicates existence of leaks in the cooling system.


1. Carefully check all details of the cooling system (hoses, a radiator, traffic jams, etc.) visually and if it does not yield results, make check of system under pressure.
2. If it is necessary to uncover a radiator, wait before full cooling of the engine, then through rags, unscrew a cover before the first fixing and then completely remove it.
3. When checking level of cooling liquid also check its state. If it very dark or rusty, liquid it is necessary to merge, wash out the cooling system and to fill in fresh cooling liquid.