Last post on Jul 14, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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#4 of 8 Re: Transmission Grind on 2004 Baja Turbo [pagris]
Sep 26, 2006 (2:03 pm)
also you might check the Forester XT and Outback XT forums. I think the lack of response here is simply that none of us have heard of the turbo-automatic having a gear grinding problem as an issue. It is likely a one-time, although to have it repeat is VERY peculiar.
#5 of 8 2003 Baja Sport needs Bad Transmission at 78000 miles
Apr 09, 2007 (4:24 pm)
Purchased the car new in 03. All started when I noticed some clicking/clucking sound when the weels were turned completly to the right or to the left (going into a parking stall).
I noticed he front right CV joint boot was cut.
I brought the vehicle to the dealer to replace the boot.
They replaced the front right axle.
After replacing the front axle (part cost $488 + labor = about $600) the clicking/clucking noise was still there.
I brought the vehicle back to the dealer, it seems now the noise comes from the transmission.
FYI I had to change a front right bearing at 30000 miles under warranty, but the front right axle was replaced at 78 000 miles? Coincidence or miss-diagnose? The dealer passes the ball to Subaru, Subaru passes the ball to the Dealer!
Transmission problem at 78000 miles it is unbelievable! Otherwise the car drives fine, no problem. Only when the wheels are turned full way there is clucking sound like if gears do not catch correctly. Sound comes mainly from the front right side. Turning into a parking stall is when the sound can be noticed really well. Could it really be the transmission? I have to pay $550 just to put down the transmission and check what is going on. Any idea if it can really be a transmission problem?
#6 of 8 Re: 2003 Baja Sport needs Bad Transmission at 78000 miles [subarubaja]
Apr 09, 2007 (5:38 pm)
Front axles are about $75 wholesale
Anyways, I would say it's probably the front diffy, not the transmission, the front diff however is inside the trans
#7 of 8 Re: 2003 Baja Sport needs Bad Transmission at 78000 miles
Apr 10, 2007 (5:19 am)
At least I understand why they have to drop the transmission, it seems logical.
On the pother hand, $75 wholesale for the front axle and I paid $488
I am waiting for them to tell me what is the exact problem. But is seems to explain why the sound is heard only when the wheels were turned all the way. This is low mileage to have a bad front differencial.
What could have caused that?
#8 of 8 Re: Subaru Baja Transmission Troubles [pf_flyer]
Jul 14, 2010 (5:23 pm)
Also a 2004 Baja turbo owner. For several years I too have experienced a grinding transmission noise when shifting from 2nd to 3rd in auto. Problem is only noticed when car has run 20 min. or more. Finally heard by dealer after several visits. Their finall diagnosis...a rusted heat shield! I never believed it . Now a recently dicovered cracked and rusted sub frame which I believe was the problem all along....trouble is... now out of warranrty at 81000mi. ALSO have to replace A THIRD turbo...this time not covered under warranty!