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#179 of 182 Transmission Problem?
May 25, 2010 (11:23 am)
I have a 2000 Subaru Legacy GT.
Very infrequently my car has been unable to engage/move when in Drive or any lower gears. However it has no problem engaging/moving when in Reverse.
The problem has gotten worse this past week where i will see this happening more often. However just last week i did not have any engage problems at all.
This happened to me once at 60k miles. I took it in, they flushed and refilled the Transmission fluid. I did not see the problem again up until recently, around 90-100k miles.
Is this a transmission problem? Is it too late for a simple fix/repair. I noticed the transmission fluid is a Brownish color. Level is good.
#180 of 182 Re: Transmission Problem? [milkman22]
Jun 01, 2010 (10:37 am)
"Brownish" color is definitely a bad sign. You might start with another flush and see how the car responds afterward. Do you drive this car hard or use it for towing? Under normal conditions, the fluid will typically last a lot longer than 30-40,000 miles unless there is a mechanical problem the is complicating things....
#181 of 182 Re: Transmission Problem? [xwesx]
Jun 01, 2010 (12:37 pm)
I'd do the same, especially since it helped last time.
#182 of 182 Re: Forester 5-speed [rxburn03]
Aug 29, 2010 (9:02 pm)
rxburn, did you ever get your problem fixed? I have the same problem. It gets unstuck if we push the car backwards. It has happened twice. First time they said it needed a new clutch. That was done and a month later it happened again.