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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 1997 Subaru Legacy. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Legacy and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Legacy for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Legacy. For most Subarus, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Subaru Legacy oil filter wrench. If your Legacy is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Legacy.
Most Subarus have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Legacy. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
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On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L V6
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon