Subaru SVX 1997 LS AWD 3.3L DOHC Workshop Manual

This comprehensive Subaru SVX 1997 LS AWD 3.3L DOHC Workshop Manual provides owners and technicians with the knowledge and guidance needed to maintain and repair their vehicles.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Step-by-step instructions for diagnosing, servicing, and repairing various systems, including the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and electrical system.
  • Detailed diagrams, illustrations, and schematics that visually depict the various components and systems, aiding in troubleshooting and part identification.
  • Important specifications and measurements, such as torque values, fluid capacities, and tire pressures, to ensure accurate and efficient repairs.
  • Tailored specifically for the Subaru SVX 1997 LS AWD 3.3L DOHC, catering to its unique characteristics and requirements.
  • Empowers users to perform repairs themselves, saving time and money while gaining a deeper understanding of their vehicle.

Technical Specifications and Details:


  • 3.3L naturally aspirated flat-6 engine
  • Maximum power: 230 horsepower
  • Maximum torque: 228 lb-ft


  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 4-speed automatic transmission (optional)


  • Front-engine, all-wheel drive


  • Front: Independent MacPherson strut suspension
  • Rear: Independent double-wishbone suspension


  • Front: Ventilated disc brakes
  • Rear: Disc brakes

Wheels and Tires:

  • Standard: 16-inch alloy wheels with 225/55R16 tires

Maintenance and Repair Information:

Oil Change:

  • Recommended oil: Subaru-approved 10W-40 motor oil
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 quarts
  • Oil change interval: 3,000 miles or 3 months

Spark Plugs:

  • Recommended spark plugs: NGK BKR5EIX-11 or equivalent
  • Gap: 0.044 inches
  • Replacement interval: 30,000 miles

Timing Belt:

  • Replacement interval: 60,000 miles


  • Recommended coolant: Subaru-approved coolant
  • Coolant capacity: 8.2 quarts
  • Replacement interval: 2 years or 30,000 miles

Common Problems and Solutions:

Engine Overheating:

  • Symptoms: High coolant temperature gauge reading, steam or coolant leaking from the engine bay.
  • Solution: Check the coolant level, inspect for leaks, and ensure the cooling system is functioning properly.

Transmission Problems:

  • Symptoms: Difficulty shifting gears, slipping gears, or delayed engagement.
  • Solution: Check the transmission fluid level and condition, and have the transmission inspected by a qualified technician.

Brake Problems:

  • Symptoms: Spongy brake pedal, grinding or squealing noises, or poor braking performance.
  • Solution: Inspect the brake pads and rotors/drums for wear, and have the brake system inspected and repaired as needed.

This comprehensive Subaru SVX 1997 LS AWD 3.3L DOHC Workshop Manual provides owners and technicians with the knowledge and resources they need to maintain and repair their vehicles. The detailed technical specifications, maintenance schedules, and common problems and solutions make this manual an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to keep their Subaru SVX running smoothly and efficiently.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 3403

Subaru SVX 1997 LS AWD 3.3L DOHC Workshop Manual