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#4716 of 19336 Outback Automatic Transmission
Feb 07, 2005 (9:11 pm)
I have 1999 Outback with an Automatic Transmission.
When I shift from park or neutral to drive, the car initially won't move sometimes. The engine revs free without drive engaging. Eventually,(2 to 4 seconds) drive grabs with a clunk and a lurch. The car never slips once it is
going, and doesn't give any indication of a shifting problem once it is under way. The dealer tell me that there are no error codes and they checked the PSI, it dropped to 15PSI, when shifted from park to drive, they tell me that is out of specs. should be 30 to 60 PSI.
I am out of warranty (Major Component Warranty (60 month/100,000 km). I have 1999 Outback with 83,000 kms bought in May 1998.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has the same problem, because I am trying to make a case to Subaru Canada Inc. to consider extending the warranty to cover this problem.
I am told that this Automatic Transmission is used in both the Forester and the Outback in 1999/2000.
Any ideas what the problem might be? or the fix?
#4717 of 19336 Keyless Remote
Feb 08, 2005 (4:52 am)
I picked up a extra (used) keyless remote for my 04 Forester I see some posts on programing for a 01 would it be the same. The FCC and part number are the same on the back I dont want to go to my dealer if I dont need to. Thanks for the help.... Matt
#4718 of 19336 Re: Outback Automatic Transmission [johnclarke58]
Feb 08, 2005 (5:47 am)
I am a bit confused by your post. Did you try the flush? I still think that you have a valve with a delayed opening, and not opening fully, resulting in reduced pressure.
#4719 of 19336 Re: Outback Automatic Transmission [johnclarke58]
Feb 09, 2005 (11:16 am)
Did you ever get your trans problem resolved? My '99 Forester has intermittant extremely rough up and down shifting - feels like getting rear-ended. Looking for ideas on cause 'cuz dealer can't find the problem.
#4720 of 19336 Power Steering Fluid clarification
Feb 09, 2005 (11:59 am)
Just double checking, but I have an 04 OB sedan. I was wondering what people are using to refill their power steering reservior with?
I notice on the cap that it is asking for ATF. I guess the ATF is throwing me off. I can use regular power steering correct?
Just need some clarification.
#4721 of 19336 P0420 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold: Blank 1
Feb 09, 2005 (1:32 pm)
Anyone had this problem before. I had been getting (about 4 times) this error code on my 2001 Outback (stock) since 90K. I now have 107k on it. It seems to happen when the weather is changing.
Every time when the CEL comes on, I take it to AutoZone. And it always that code. When I ask them what it mean. One time they said is the Catalyst converter and another time they said is the O2 sensor. The last two times, they said is no big deal, just ignore it.
P0420 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold: Blank 1
#4722 of 19336 Re: P0420 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold: Blank 1 [raycc]
Feb 09, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I did have that code record during a period when another sensor(s) went bad. I replaced the "knock" sensor, temp sensor, and an 02 sensor (I am not sure which one, but I could try to find out if you're interested), and have not had the problem since. I think the reason why the Cat Threshold code recorded was because the car was running somewhat inefficiently and there were more immisions than normal pumping through the exhaust and into the converter...
#4723 of 19336 Re: P0420 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold: Blank 1 [xwesx]
Feb 09, 2005 (2:16 pm)
I have replace Knock sensor before at 70k when it was bad.
#4724 of 19336 Re: Power Steering Fluid clarification [pf2001]
Feb 09, 2005 (3:47 pm)
I'd say stick to what the power steering reservoir cap is telling you. Your owners manual should also say what your power steering system takes. If you pour the wrong stuff in there it could get costly for you.
#4725 of 19336 Electrical Issue?
Feb 11, 2005 (11:25 pm)
First, I want to say thank you for the fantastic forum. I have lurked for a couple of years. The regulars here are incredibly knowledgeable and patient. I am sad though that Patti isn't around much anymore (and right when she was plugged in Drive Magazine).
'03 ForesterX has lost power to the radio, only. Is this as odd as I think?
History is that I had radio and speakers upgraded immediately after purchase. The problem didn't start until about 6 months later. It can usually be "fixed" by opening and closing passenger door or rolling the window up or down. Last week it stopped working all together. Every once in awhile it comes on for a few seconds and goes off again.
Could it be a ghost?
My questions are:
Any ideas what is causing this? it is only the radio. Nothing else is bothered.
I have an appt at the dealer on Thursday but I dislike taking the car in there. I have never had any warranty work needed. This car is an ace. Besides, dealers give me the heebiegeebies and it is a huge inconvenience.
Is this something, maybe a short, loose connection, etc, that I can check for by removing the door panel? Or am I better off letting the dealer deal with it?
Love my car BTW!