Subaru Legacy

since 1990-1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

Subaru Legacy
- 1.1. Identification numbers
   1.2. Governing bodies and control devices
   + 1.3. Switches of lighting, turns, washer and glass cleaner
   1.4. Catalytic converter
   1.5. System of ventilation and air conditioning
   1.6. System of climate control
   1.7. System cruise control
   1.8. Mechanical transmission
   1.9. Automatic transmission
   + 1.10. Front seats
   1.11. Arrangement and power of bulbs
   + 1.12. Safety locks and electric chains
   1.13. Bases of safe operation of the car
   1.14. Wheels and tires
   1.15. Angles of installation of wheels
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Systems of start, ignition
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling, shaft
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket
+ 12. Steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment


1.4. Catalytic converter



Ethylated gasoline does harm to the catalyst and elements of electric equipment from what they lose working capacity. Thanks to the fact that the opening of a bulk mouth of the fuel tank of cars with the catalyst becomes narrower input of the gun of a fuel-dispensing column with ethylated gasoline is prevented.

Non-compliance with the instructions given below can lead to damage of the catalyst or car.

Cars with l engines 1,8, 2,0 and 2,2


Cars with engines of 2,5 l

At interruptions in ignition or in operation of the engine after its start-up in a cold state, at obvious deceleration of power of the engine or at other violations in work indicating malfunction in system of ignition it is necessary to address immediately in an authorized workshop of Subaru. If necessary quickly to continue the movement at a small speed and with a small frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine.

At hit in the catalyst of not burned down fuel there can be an overheat and damage of the catalyst.

Catalytic converter is the device which demands in use the car of attention and care.

Apply only unleaded gasoline.

It is forbidden to apply any additives to engine oil – it can lead to serious damage and failure of the catalyst.

Do not force turns of a bent shaft of the engine.

Do not increase engine turns just before switching off of ignition.

Avoid the parking on flammable garbage (dry leaves or a grass) since the fulfilled gases of the engine have high temperature.

Avoid frequent consecutive launches of the cold engine.

Avoid too long inclusion of a starter during start-up (during start-up there is a fuel injection).

Avoid a fuel reserve expenditure in a tank till the end (uneven supply of fuel leads to an overheat).

Avoid launch of the engine by pushing or towage (not burned down fuel can get to the catalyst): it is necessary to use a wire for connection of a starter to the auxiliary battery.


All works on servicing have to be carried out in an authorized workshop of Subaru according to the frequency ordered by firm. Then you can be sure that all elements of electric equipment, systems of injection and ignition work optimum that low indicators of emission of harmful substances are maintained and durability of catalytic system is provided.