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This manual applies to the following models: Legacy / Subaru Corporation
2004 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
2004 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited
2004 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT
2004 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited
2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited
2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT
2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited
Production/model years: 2004-2005
Manual Language: English
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"Fix Mid-Size Car Issues with a Comprehensive PDF Guide for the 2004-2005 Subaru Legacy"
Are you a proud owner of a 2004-2005 Subaru Legacy, but facing some technical issues or looking to optimize its performance? Look no further! We have compiled a detailed PDF guide that covers everything from engine specifications and common maintenance tips to popular tuning modifications and available accessories. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional mechanic, this comprehensive guide will assist you in addressing the common issues, maximizing the potential of your Subaru Legacy, and keeping it in top-notch condition. Read on to discover the engine specifications, maintenance intervals, common issues, tuning tips, and more!
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The 2004-2005 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine.
• It produces a horsepower of 165 and torque of 166 lb-ft.
• The Legacy offers a choice between a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
• It features Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive system for enhanced traction and stability.
• The fuel system includes multi-port fuel injection for efficient combustion.
• The compression ratio stands at 10.0:1.
• The engine has a DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshaft) configuration with four valves per cylinder.
• It utilizes an electronic throttle control system for precise engine response.
• The Legacy has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension.
• The braking system consists of ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes.
• It has a turning circle diameter of approximately 35.4 feet.
• The engine is compliant with ULEV (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) standards.
• It comes with a 16-gallon fuel tank capacity.
• The Legacy offers an average fuel economy of around 22 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
• It has a wheelbase of 104.3 inches.
• The curb weight ranges from 3,120 to 3,250 pounds, depending on the trim level.
• The front and rear track widths measure approximately 58.5 inches.
• The overall length of the 2004-2005 Subaru Legacy is 186.4 inches.
• It has a ground clearance of 6.1 inches.
• The trunk capacity stands at 11.4 cubic feet.
Facts and Details:
- The 2004-2005 Subaru Legacy is part of the fourth-generation Legacy lineup.
- It is available in multiple trim levels, including the 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5 GT, and 2.5 GT Limited.
- The Legacy offers a spacious interior with comfortable seating for five passengers.
- Safety features include dual front airbags, side curtain airbags, and anti-lock brakes (ABS).
- It received a five-star rating for frontal crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- The Legacy is known for its exceptional handling and all-weather capabilities.
- It offers a smooth and composed ride, making it suitable for both daily commuting and spirited driving.
- The interior features high-quality materials and a well-designed dashboard layout.
- The 2004-2005 models come with standard features such as air conditioning, power windows, and power mirrors.
- Optional features include leather upholstery, a power sunroof, and a premium audio system.
- The Legacy offers generous cargo space, especially when the rear seats are folded down.
- The reliability of the Subaru Legacy is generally considered good, with proper maintenance and care.
- The resale value of the Legacy tends to hold well over time.
Maintenance Intervals, Tips, and Common Issues:
► Regular maintenance intervals for the 2004-2005 Subaru Legacy include oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, tire rotations every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, and coolant flush every 30,000 miles.
► Keep an eye on the timing belt, as it is recommended to replace it every 105,000 miles or at the specified interval in the owner's manual.
► Common issues reported for these models include head gasket leaks, failed wheel bearings, and faulty oxygen sensors.
► To prevent head gasket leaks, it is important to maintain the proper coolant levels and address any signs of overheating promptly.
► Regularly inspect and replace worn-out suspension components, such as struts and control arm bushings, to maintain optimal handling.
► Stay on top of brake maintenance, including pad and rotor replacements, to ensure reliable stopping power.
► Perform regular checks on the exhaust system for any signs of leaks or corrosion.
► Address any warning lights on the dashboard promptly by diagnosing the underlying cause using an OBD-II scanner.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading the exhaust system with a high-flow cat-back or axle-back exhaust can enhance performance and produce a sportier sound.
* Installing a cold air intake can improve engine airflow and potentially increase horsepower.
* Upgrading the suspension with performance shocks and springs can enhance handling characteristics.
* Adding a performance chip or ECU remapping can optimize the engine's performance and fuel efficiency.
* Swapping the factory wheels for aftermarket options can enhance the visual appeal of the Legacy.
Available Accessories, Attachments, and Aftermarket Options:
■ Roof racks and cargo carriers for added storage capacity.
■ All-weather floor mats to protect the interior from dirt and moisture.
■ Upgraded audio systems with enhanced connectivity options.
■ Navigation systems and GPS units for improved navigation.
■ Window deflectors to reduce wind noise and allow fresh air circulation.
■ Rear spoilers and body kits for a sportier appearance.
■ Performance brake kits for improved stopping power.
■ LED lighting upgrades for better visibility.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Strengths: Excellent all-wheel-drive system, reliable engine performance, comfortable ride, spacious interior, good build quality.☺
☻ Weaknesses: Some reported issues with head gasket leaks, average fuel economy, limited rear-seat legroom in certain models.
Repairs Needing Frequent Attention:
→ Head gasket replacement.
→ Wheel bearing replacement.
→ Oxygen sensor replacement.
→ Suspension component replacements.
→ Brake pad and rotor replacements.
→ Exhaust system repairs.
→ Diagnostic and repairs for warning lights on the dashboard.
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