Subaru Legacy

since 1990-1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

Subaru Legacy
+ 1.1. Identification numbers
- 2. Maintenance
   2.1. Introduction
   2.2. Technical characteristics
   2.3. Frequency of service
   2.4. Check of level of engine oil
   2.5. Level of cooling liquid
   2.6. Level of brake fluid and liquid of the drive of coupling
   2.7. Liquid for a windshield washer
   2.8. Check of the accumulator
   2.9. Tires and check of pressure in tires
   2.10. Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission
   2.11. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of steering
   2.12. Replacement of oil and oil filter
   2.13. Check and service of the accumulator
   2.14. Accumulator charging
   2.15. Check of the cooling system
   2.16. Check of hoses, tubes and their replacement
   2.17. Check and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   2.18. Shift of tires
   2.19. Check of a suspension bracket and steering
   2.20. Check of the exhaust system
   2.21. Check of level of oil in the transmission and the main transfer
   2.22. Check of level of oil in differential (the main transfer)
   2.23. Check of the brake system
   2.24. Check of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   2.25. Check of the emergency brake
   2.26. Check of fuel system
   2.27. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.28. Check and replacement of a driving belt
   2.29. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of a brake
   2.30. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of coupling
   2.31. Check and replacement of spark plugs
   2.32. Check of high-voltage wires
   2.33. Check and adjustment of turns of idling
   2.34. Replacement of the air filter
   2.35. Check and replacement of the valve of ventilation of a case (PCV)
   2.36. Check of system of catching of vapors of fuel
   2.37. Check of system of repeated combustion of exhaust gases (EGR)
   2.38. Service of the cooling system
   2.39. Replacement of brake fluid
   2.40. Replacement of oil in the automatic transmission
   2.41. Replacement of oil in the mechanical transmission
   2.42. Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   + 2.43. Main malfunctions
+ 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


2.23. Check of the brake system



During the work of brake shoes brake dust which contains asbestos, unhealthy therefore when cleaning brake shoes do not use compressed air is formed and do not inhale dust.

Examine brakes through the recommended intervals and at each removal of wheels.

The symptoms indicating potential malfunctions of brakes: the car deviates aside when braking, noise when braking, the increased brake pedal course, a pulsation of effort to pedals, leak of brake fluid, especially on the side surface of the tire.

1. Lift the corresponding part of the car and record on supports. Remove a wheel.
Disk brakes
2. In disk brakes two brake shoes – external and internal are applied. Blocks are visible through viewing openings in supports (are specified by shooters). Check thickness of brake shoes and, if necessary, replace them.
3. If it is visually difficult to determine thickness of brake shoes, remove a support and take brake shoes for further survey. Measure thickness of brake shoes. At the same time, if thickness of a frictional layer is less than admissible, replace a brake shoe.
4. Measure thickness of brake disks by means of a micrometer. If thickness of a brake disk is less than admissible, replace a brake disk. Replacement of a brake disk is made also in the presence of cracks, zones of an overheat and other damages.
5. Before installation of wheels check a state and freedom of movement of brake hoses (are specified by shooters). At the same time there has to be no contact with any sharp sides.
Drum brakes
6. For survey of brake shoes remove back brake drums.
7. Check a condition of a frictional layer of a brake shoe. If the surface of a frictional layer is greasy, replace a brake shoe.
8. Examine a condition of the returnable and holding springs.
9. Otvorachivany protective cover of the working brake cylinder. Examine the working brake cylinder and a condition of protective covers. In the presence of leak of brake fluid replace the brake cylinder.
10. Examine a condition of the brake drum.
11. Install brake drums.
12. Establish wheels and lower the car.