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Checking the oil in a Legacy is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Subaru have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1997 Subaru Legacy. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Legacy. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Legacy is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your Legacy is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon