CVT Fluid Level Check and Top Up

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by Macnrayna, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Macnrayna


    Jun 21, 2021
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    2011 Outback 2.5 (non-turbo)

    I may have a slight leak in my passenger side CV axel seal. I replaced the axel a few months ago, but for reasons that made sense at the time, left the original seal in place.

    During my last oil change there was some fluid dripping from that side.

    Before I investigate further, as there is no dipstick for CV fluid, what is the correct way to top up the fluid?

    I have gone to a dealership and purchased the correct Subaru fluid (I had them do an entire fluid change 18 months ago), so, should I need to, I will be adding the same back in.

    There are turkey thermometer methods for other vehicles (get it to a certain temp then leaving the top fill hole open let anything in excess blead out via expansion). Can someone recommend the proper method for a Subaru Outback please?

    I have access to a lift and a friend who has extensive mechanical expertise, we just want to know what works for this car in particular.
    Macnrayna, Jun 21, 2021
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