EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Add Transmission Fluid: 1995-1999 Subaru Legacy

Braeger Ford helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 1997 Subaru Legacy. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. If the transmission fluid level on your Legacy is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Subaru has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual (typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.) When adding transmission fluid to your Legacy, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it 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.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon Tires & Wheels Change a Flat Tire
    Change a flat tire

    Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road

    1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon Oil Change Oil and Oil Filter
    Complete oil & filter change

    Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?

    1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon Fuse (Engine) Check
    Check for a blown engine fuse

    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
  • 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon Oil Check Oil Level
    Oil level check

    Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary

    1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon Lights Parking Light (replace bulb)
    Change the parking light

    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
  • 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon Hoses Check Hoses
    Checking coolant hoses

    Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often

    1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • See all videos for the 1997 Subaru Legacy
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools