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Is there a dip stick for the gear box oil on 1996 subaru legacy

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Not sure about the legacy, but the impreza has one. I imagine its is similar if its a 2.5L. It is located close to the fire wall on the passenger side of the car. Mine has a yellow handle.
Hope this helps.

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