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Old 01-30-2011, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys i have always changed my oil in my cars, well when I'm not being lazy, but i read in the manual that the oil filter is located behind a panel, well i cant find a panel, and looking under the car from the front bumper i see a filter in what looks like a little cubby hole like thing. but there is no cover over it. i don't want to take the trans filter off by mistake if this model has a trans filter. the under side of this car is alot different that a regular car.
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sorry i have the 2009 outback 2.5 model

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Should look like this one:

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Under the front passenger side. External trans filter, if it has one, would be about under the driver's door.
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1st thing is what kinda of 09 are we talking aboout here.
If its a 2.5l 4 its hard to see . Its located towards the front of the engine , the exhaust system wraps around it .
The trans filter is located on the drivers side of the trans case and says a/t on it.
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I have no panel on my '09. Just look up into a recess on the passenger side and you'll see the filter, it's going to be blue and says "ENGINE" on it.
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thanks everyone for your help, i got it done with royalpurple. i only treat my subie to the best.
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My 09 Outback does not have a transmission filter. It looks like the opening has been covered over. I also read on here that 09's are not supposed to have a tranny filter. Is this the case?

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My 09 Outback does not have a transmission filter. . . .
It was removed from the 4 speed automatic in MY08. There's still a screen on the oil pump pickup in the pan, but like the spin-on filter, the screen is not routinely serviced.
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