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Your vehicle employs an electric coolingfan which is thermostatically controlled tooperate when the engine coolant reachesa specific temperature. If the radiator cooling fan...

You should use synthetic engine oil thatmeets the same requirements given forconventional engine oil. When usingsynthetic oil, you must use oil of the sameclassification,...

You should be familiar with type of tirespresent on your vehicle. All season tires All season tires are designed to providean adequate measure of traction, handlingand...

When replacing wheels due, for example,to damage, make sure the replacementwheels match the specifications of thewheels that are fitted as standard equipment. Replacement...

When maintenance and service are required,it is recommended that all work bedone by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and serviceby yourself, you should...

WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiatorcap until the engine has beenshut off and has cooled downcompletely. Since the coolant isunder pressure, you may sufferserious...

WARNING High-intensity-discharge (HID) bulbsare used for the low beams of theheadlights. These HID bulbs use anextremely high voltage. To avoid therisk of an electric shock...

WARNING Do not operate the engine with theair cleaner element removed. The aircleaner element not only filtersintake air but also stops flames ifthe engine backfires. If the...

WARNING Bulbs may become very hot whileilluminated. Before replacing bulbs,turn off the lights and wait until thebulbs cool down. Otherwise, there isa risk of sustaining a...

WARNING A running engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing,hair and tools away from the coolingfan, drive belt and any other movingengine parts. Removing...

WARNING ? AAlways stop the engine and setthe parking brake firmly to preventthe vehicle from moving. ? Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hotwhen the...

The wheels and tires are important andintegral parts of your vehicle

The scheduled maintenance items requiredto be serviced at regular intervalsare shown in the

The access key / transmitter battery maybe discharged under the following conditions. ? The operation of the keyless accessfunction is unstable ? The operating distance of...

NOTE ? AThe engine oil consumption rate isnot stabilized, and therefore cannot bedetermined until the vehicle has traveledat least several thousand miles(kilometers). Even...

Maintaining the correct tire pressureshelps to maximize the tires

It may be difficult to replace the sparkplugs. It is recommended that you havethe spark plugs replaced by yourSUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replacedaccording to the...

It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by yourSUBARU dealer if necessary.

It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARUdealer if necessary.

It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARUdealer if necessary.

It is unnecessary to check the deflection ofthe drive belt periodically because yourengine is equipped with an automatic belttension adjuster. However, replacement ofthe belt...

It is not necessary to check the transmissionoil level. Check that there are nocracks, damage or leakage. However, theoil inspection should be performed accordingto the...

It is not necessary to check the transmissionfluid level. Check that there are nocracks, damage or leakage. However, thefluid inspection should be performedaccording to the...

It is not necessary to check the gear oillevel. Check that there are no cracks,damage or leakage. However, the oilinspection should be performed accordingto the maintenance...

It is not necessary to check the gear oillevel. Check that there are no cracks,damage or leakage. However, the oilinspection should be performed accordingto the maintenance...

If the brake booster does not operate asdescribed in the following, have it checkedby your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brakepedal several times,...

Grease, wax, insects, or other material onthe windshield or the wiper blade results injerky wiper operation and streaking on theglass. If you cannot remove the streaksafter...

Ensure that the Hill start assist systemoperates properly under the followingcircumstances. 1. Stop the vehicle on an uphill grade bydepressing the brake pedal (all models)and...

Each wheel was correctly balanced whenyour vehicle was new, but the wheels willbecome unbalanced as the tires becomeworn during use. Wheel imbalance causesthe steering wheel to...

Check the clutch pedal free play andreserve distance according to the maintenanceschedule in the Checking the clutch function Checking the clutch pedal free play

Check the clutch engagement and disengagement. 1. With the engine idling, check that thereare no abnormal noises when the clutchpedal is depressed, and that shifting into1st...

Check the brake pedal free play andreserve distance according to the maintenanceschedule in the Checking the brake pedal free play Checking the brake pedal reserve distance

Check on a daily basis that the tires arefree from serious damage, nails, andstones. At the same time, check the tiresfor abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer...

CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommendedgrade and viscosity. NOTE Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affectsfuel economy. Oils of lower viscosityprovide better fuel...

CAUTION Never use different brands of clutchfluid together. Also, avoid mixingDOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even ifthey are the same brand.

CAUTION Never use different brands of brakefluid together. Also, avoid mixingDOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even ifthey are the same brand.

CAUTION If you change your own oil, be sureto drain all the oil from the filterbefore disposal. Do not dispose ofused engine oil by placing it in thetrash, or by pouring it...

Always consult your SUBARU dealerbefore installing fog lights or any otherelectrical equipment in your vehicle. Suchaccessories may cause the electronicsystem to malfunction if...

Aluminum wheels can be scratched anddamaged easily. Handle them carefully tomaintain their appearance, performance,and safety. ? When any of the wheels are removedand replaced...

Types of tires Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (ifequipped) Tire inspection Tire pressures and wear Wheel balance Wear indicators Tire rotation direction mark...

Non-turbo models Turbo models

Maintenance schedule Maintenance precautions Before checking or servicing in the enginecompartment When checking or servicing in the enginecompartment while the engine is...

Checking the fluid level Recommended clutch fluid

Checking the fluid level Recommended brake fluid

Windshield wiper blade rubber 1. Grasp the locked end of the bladerubber assembly and pull it firmly until thestoppers on the rubber are free of thesupport. 2. If the new blade rubber is not...

Windshield wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the windshield. 2. Remove the wiper blade assembly byopening the cover and pulling it down inthe direction shown in the illustration. 3. Install...

Windshield washer fluid CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washerfluid because it could cause paintdamage. When there is only a small amount ofwasher fluid remaining, the windshieldwasher fluid...

Wear indicators 1) New tread 2) Worn tread 3) Tread wear indicator Each tire incorporates a tread wearindicator, which becomes visible whenthe depth of the tread grooves decreasesto 0.063...

Turbo models 1) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-17) 2) Fuse box (page 11-36) 3) Battery (page 11-35) 4) Windshield washer tank (page 11-30) 5) Engine oil filler cap (page 11-8) 6) Engine...

Tire rotation direction mark If the tire has the rotation directionspecification, the tire rotation directionmark is placed on its sidewall. When you install a tire that has the tirerotation direction...

Tire rotation Tire wear varies from wheel to wheel. Tomaximize the life of each tire and ensurethat the tires wear uniformly, it is best torotate the tires every 7,500 miles (12,000km)....

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (ifequipped) The tire pressure monitoring system providesthe driver with a warning messageby sending a signal from a sensor that isinstalled in each wheel when tire pressureis severely low....

Replacing transmitter battery 1. Open the key head using a flat-headscrewdriver. 2. Remove the transmitter case from thekey head. 3. Open the transmitter case by releasingthe hooks. 4....

Replacing access key battery Battery: Button battery CR1632 1. Pull out the mechanical key. 2. Insert the key into the gap and turn itclockwise to remove the cover. 3. Wrap a flat-head...

Replacement of brake pad and lining The disc brakes have audible wearindicators on the brake pads. If the brakepads wear close to their service limit, thewear indicator makes a very audiblescraping noise when...

Rear window wiper blade rubber 1. Pull out the end of the blade rubberassembly to unlock it from the plasticsupport. 2. Pull the blade rubber assembly out ofthe plastic support. 3. If the new...

Rear window wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the rearwindow. 2. Turn the wiper blade assembly counterclockwise. 3. Pull the wiper blade assembly towardyou to remove it from the wiper...

Rear combination lights 1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, removethe upper and lower screws that securethe rear combination light assembly. 2. Slide the rear combination light assembly rearward...

Parking brake stroke Check the parking brake stroke accordingto the maintenance schedule in the

Non-turbo models 1) Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir(MT) (page 11-17) 2) Fuse box (page 11-36) 3) Battery (page 11-35) 4) Windshield washer tank (page 11-30) 5) Engine oil filler...

License plate light 1. Insert a finger into the right side of thelicense plate light cover, then press onceto the left and pull out to remove the cover. 2. Turn the bulb socket...

Headlights (models without HID headlights) CAUTION Halogen headlight bulbs becomevery hot while in use. If you touchthe bulb surface with bare hands orgreasy gloves, fingerprints orgrease on the bulb surface...

Fuses CAUTION Never replace a fuse with one havinga higher rating or with materialother than a fuse because seriousdamage or a fire could result. The fuses are designed to melt...

Front turn signal light, front side marker lightand parking light NOTE It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by yourSUBARU dealer if necessary. 1. Remove the electrical connector fromthe clip. 2....

Engine hood To open the hood: 1. If the wiper blades are lifted off thewindshield, return them to their originalposition. 2. Pull the hood release knob under theinstrument panel....

Engine coolant Checking the coolant level WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiatorcap until the engine has beenshut off and has cooled downcompletely. Since the coolant isunder...

Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuelstop. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface andstop the engine. If you check the oil leveljust after stopping the engine, wait a...

Checking the fluid level WARNING Never let clutch fluid contact youreyes because clutch fluid can beharmful to your eyes. If clutch fluidgets in your eyes, immediately flushthem thoroughly with clean...

Checking the fluid level WARNING ? ANever let brake fluid contact youreyes because brake fluid can beharmful to your eyes. If brakefluid gets in your eyes, immediatelyflush them thoroughly withclean...

Checking the clutch pedal free play Lightly depress the clutch pedal down withyour finger until you feel resistance, andcheck the free play. If the free play is not within properspecification, contact your...

Checking the brake pedal reserve distance Depress the pedal with a force of approximately66 lbf (294 N, 30 kgf) and measurethe distance between the upper surface ofthe pedal pad and the floor. When the measurement...

Checking the brake pedal free play Stop the engine and firmly depress thebrake pedal several times. Lightly pull thebrake pedal up with one finger to checkthe free play with a force of less than 2 lbf(10 N, 1...

Battery WARNING ? ABefore beginning work on or nearany battery, be sure to extinguishall cigarettes, matches, and lighters. Never expose a battery to anopen flame or electric...
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