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The engine in your 1997 Subaru Legacy should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Legacy and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Legacy is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Legacy, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Legacy, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
See how to seal up minor power steering fluid leaks1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon