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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.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner1997 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
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
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon