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#1 of 89 Subaru Impreza Transmissions Problems
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 07, 2006 (6:12 am)
Discuss Impreza transmission issues here.
#2 of 89 2006 WRX manual shifting issues....
Jul 20, 2006 (12:14 pm)
I have a brand new 2006 WRX sedan Ltd. (bone stock) with around 1800 miles on it. I have noticed that shifting from 1st to 2nd and again from 3rd to 4th at high RPM (greater than 5000 RPM), is not really smooth or quick. I have to be really deliberate with my shifts and have to find the exact angle, else it just doesn't fall into place. I don't see this problem when shifting in less spirited driving and also, shifting to 3rd is always smooth and quick.
Has anyone else noticed this problem? I was a really good boy during the break-in period of 1000 miles so I don't think that should be the problem.
Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Jul 21, 2006 (5:05 am)
i haven't noticed this in my bone stock 05 Rex sedan. Do you have a stock shifter or, as in my case, the short throw shifter?
Jul 21, 2006 (5:33 am)
My 03 wagon w/ sti short shift is/has done fine.
#5 of 89 Re: shift [andmoon]
Jul 21, 2006 (7:08 am)
I don't have the short throw shifter. Should I just ask the dealer to install that for me? BTW - I have read many a horror story on other forums about exactly the same kind of thing leading to the Tranny getting trashed. Whats more, apparently Subaru is quick to dismiss these problems as those caused by abuse. But, this is all hearsay at this point...
I have most certainly not abused my car by any stretch of the imagination! Looks like I need to take it to the dealer and see what he says....
#6 of 89 Re: shift [2006rex]
Jul 21, 2006 (7:33 am)
I don't have the short throw shifter. Should I just ask the dealer to install that for me?
YES. YES, YES. It's a great thing. You need a bit more force when shifting, especially low gears, but boy, is it worth it! I have 50K on mine and love every ride!
Jul 24, 2006 (5:14 am)
If you like the length of the stock shift throw but want a 'tighter' feel you can replace the shifter bushings.
I have a shortened short shifter and bushings...maybe I went too far.
#8 of 89 94 Impreza 5 speed.
Aug 09, 2007 (10:59 am)
I have a knocking/rattle kinda sound from the transmission area someplace. It is louder when accelerating and fades away when you back off on the gas. I have changed both drive shafts, and wheel bearings, as I was told this was the problem. This made no difference. The car seems to drive OK. No one can tell me what this could be.
#9 of 89 Re: 94 Impreza 5 speed. [bcain]
Aug 10, 2007 (6:49 pm)
try motor mounts and trans mount, before that try checking the exhaust brackets, sounds like the exhaust flexing and hitting the frame.
Aug 15, 2007 (8:52 am)
2006 impreza here 34000 miles. i've noticed lately that trying to downshift from 5th to 4th is grinding a tad on entry into 4th gear. if i shift slow it doesn't happen. if i engage clutch fully and just pull straight from 5th to 4th, i notice the grind.
is this a transmission problem?
i need to get this sorted out quick before my warranty is up.