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#28 of 580 Re: Automatic Trans not engaging - Legacy 2000 [tschofen]
Mar 02, 2007 (9:26 pm)
My husband and I have a Subaru Legacy L Wagon (auto) that has a sticky transmission. The guy we bought it from told us about it beforehand - he and his mechanic said it'd been replaced and should be fine. At first it was, but then got worse. We took it to a different mechanic who showed us it was new, in good shape, the fluids were clean, etc. It should be fine, he said. I noticed your post because you said you'd had times where it wouldn't engage for up to 10 minutes. We've both had times where we'd sit a while (5-10 mins) before it'd engage. Today I sat in the thing for 15 mins, got out, got back in for another 10 and finally got it to engage in 3rd and then changed to D. It sucks. It's getting worse and we have no idea what to do, because everyone keeps saying it should be fine or it's been fixed. I've looked on the net and found plenty of people with similar problems, but nobody seems to have a clue what's causing it or what to do about it. Have you found any solutions?
#30 of 580 99 Legacy Outback Wagon will NOT shift out of park
Feb 25, 2007 (5:02 pm)
My 99 outback is the 2.5 l w/ around 140,000 miles. When i start the car (i notice it is worse in the cold) i can not get the car to shift from park. I took it to the dealership and they claimed to have checked and drove it but could not "reproduce" my problem.
I can hear the "shift interlock" or whatever it is that makes the clicking noise in the dash, but the car will not shift from park.
Does the sensor (or black button/switch) on the brake, when you press the brake, have anything to do with this problem. I was able to change gears without the brake pressed later after the car finally was not stuck in park.
Any information with this matter would be helpfull as it seems as if many other Subaru owners are experiencing the same problems.
Maybe this should be added to the recall list. How would something of this nature become a recall?
#32 of 580 Re: 99 Legacy Outback Wagon will NOT shift out of park [bailey21]
Apr 09, 2007 (10:34 am)
We are also having a similar problem with our 95 Legacy Wagon. When pressing the black button on the shifter, we hear the clicking, but the car won't shift out of Park. In conjunction, our ABS light is on and the AC/Heater won't blow. Whenever, the fan/blower finally kicks in, we are able to shift.
#33 of 580 Re: 99 Legacy Outback Wagon will NOT shift out of park [schoenj]
Apr 09, 2007 (11:26 am)
I'm going to lean toward a relay or shorting out issue here. Check all the fuses and relays associated with the AC/Heater Fan and the Park-interlock.
#35 of 580 Legacy GT'01 clutch problem
Dec 20, 2006 (12:00 am)
I have Legacy GT 01 with 85K, sometimes it is hard to shift into 1st, 2nd or reverse gear (or simply impossible), although clutch pedal is fully pushed. What is possible source for that problem? What needs to be fixed to eliminate it?
*Car has customized rims and low-profile tires
#37 of 580 Slow acceleration, possible causes ?
Sep 14, 2006 (3:31 pm)
2001 Outback H6 3.0, 205,000 KM's (=128K Mi)
As it seems over the last few weeks I've been noticing that the car is getting lazier more and more when it comes to acceleration. Looks to me that the 1st and 2nd gear is not producing quite as good as it used to. In reality it really only kick in on the 3rd gear. What can be the possible causes ? Should I check the s.plugs (I don't think they have been ever changed).