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Subaru Legacy Owners Manual: Checking the fluid level

WARNING Never let clutch fluid contact your eyes because clutch fluid can be harmful to your eyes. If clutch fluid gets in your eyes, immediately flush them thoroughly with clean water.

For safety, when performing this work, wearing eye protection is advisable.

 

CAUTION
  •  Clutch fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Any absorbed moisture can cause improper clutch operation.
  •  If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer.
  •  When clutch fluid is added, be careful not to allow any dirt into the tank.
  •  Never splash the clutch fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts. Alcohol contained in the clutch fluid may damage them.
  •  Be careful not to spill clutch fluid when adding it. If clutch fluid touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If clutch fluid gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.
  •  The fluid level for the clutch system must be checked at the inboard side of the reservoir. It cannot be checked at the outboard side of the reservoir.

Checking the fluid level

1) "MAX" level line
2) "MIN" level line
A) The clutch fluid level must be checked in this area.

Check the fluid level monthly.

Check the fluid level on the outside of the reservoir. Because this reservoir is used for both the brake and clutch systems and has chambers for each system, be sure to check the fluid level for the clutch system at the inboard side of the reservoir (shaded area in the illustration). If the fluid level is below "MIN", add the recommended clutch fluid to "MAX".

Use only clutch fluid from a sealed container.

Clutch fluid (MT models)
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Recommended clutch fluid
Refer to "Fluids" F12-8. CAUTION Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. Also, avoid mixing DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even if they are the same brand ...

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Rocking the vehicle
If you must rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, depress the accelerator pedal slightly and move the shift lever/select lever back and forth between "1"/"D" and "R" repeatedly. Do not race the engine. For the best possible traction, avoid spinning the wheels when trying to fre ...

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