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Mar 25, 2009 (7:37 pm)
I have a 2003 Subaru Outback with 60K miles. Last January I had to replace the clutch and brakes. This last summer I had to replace the catalytic converter. Now as I am driving along in 5th gear or sometimes when I first shift into 3rd or 4th the RPMs suddenly rev from 3K to 5K until I shift down or decelerate. I'm taking it in tomorrow but I don't really trust the dealership. Any ideas on what could be wrong? I'm really disappointed with all the repairs especially since I need to drive it for a long time to come! Thanks.
#346 of 587 Re: [missbossy]
Apr 03, 2009 (9:51 am)
Sounds like the clutch is slipping to me.
#347 of 587 2000 Outback Transmission
Apr 04, 2009 (2:46 pm)
Hello this is my first post in hopes to find the issue with my 2000 Outback AWD (Automatic Transmission)
Starts fine, runs great for a car with 190,000 miles. After about 15 miles I came to a stop light and upon trying to go on green , the engine revved and then the transmission kicked in, jerking the car. Sometimes the car runs fine, once going up an incline the engine just revved and I had to kick it up to around 4-5000 rpm for tranny to kick in. Fluid level is full and looks normal red color. Underpan I see where some fluid may be leaking on the rear of the pan. One thing I found that works is when coming to a stop, I downshift to [ 1 ]st gear, and then after getting adequate cruising speed , I shift up to [ D ]rive . Is this my transmission slipping, solenoid, torque convertor? Any help would be appreciated, Thank you.
#348 of 587 99 Forester-slow to go into gear
Apr 05, 2009 (7:23 am)
HI, This too is my first post. I have 99 forester that is sometimes slow to go into gear. It has about 160K miles, has had regular service, never was a tow vehicle. The fluid is a nice red color, level is ok. It seems that this is a common problem with late 90's Subarus. Is there an easy fix or am I at the mercy of the dealers and transmission shops??? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Sam
#349 of 587 1999 Outback transmission problem or?????
Apr 08, 2009 (7:07 am)
I have a manual transmission 1999 AWD Outback with 72,000 miles in the shop right at this moment. The owner says he can't tell if the car has a transmission problem or if the problem is in the gearing (slip?) behind the transmission. The problem started with slight clunking on tight turns. Then one evening the car was incredibly hard to parallel park. The clutch went into reverse fine and the car lurched backward, but didn't actually move. After playing with it for a while I was able to move in reverse. I drove directly to the repair shop. While driving a LOUD (people turned to look!) clicking noise in direct relation to the speed happened whenever I was NOT actively pushing on the gas pedal. Any ideas whether I'm dealing with a transmission problem or not?
Or anything to look for shy of pulling the transmission or replacing the gearing and praying? Oh...and the clutch was replaced 2 months ago.. appears to work fine.
#350 of 587 Re: 1999 Outback transmission problem or????? [5099lg]
Apr 08, 2009 (8:44 am)
I suspect the problem is the center differential, which is a clutch pack located inside the transmission housing.
#351 of 587 Re: 1999 Outback transmission problem or????? [xwesx]
Apr 09, 2009 (7:49 am)
Thank you much... I'll check that out.
Apr 09, 2009 (8:29 am)
>Also, there is a button on the dash that reads "height" and it is flashing most of the time.
I had a 92 Legacy LS which had a pneumatic air suspension system, you hit a button and the suspension rose about 2 inches or something, it eventually started to leak and was always in the lower than "low " mode, maybe your vehicle has a similar system and thats the warning light.
#353 of 587 Re: 1999 Outback transmission problem or????? [5099lg]
Apr 13, 2009 (10:30 am)
If you still had it I'd suggest trying to coast in neutral to see if the problem persisted. That takes the trans out of the equation.
I'm also guessing it's not the trans, but rather one of the diffs.
#354 of 587 Jerk and thump downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear
May 05, 2009 (5:55 pm)
Hello! I'm new owner of 2008 subaru legacy SE(4h) I've purchased my car from a fleet auction. it's got 44.000 on it. I have this problem , that drives me crazy..
Everytime i come to a stop, you can feel a jerk forward when the transmission downshifts from 2nd to 1st gear, especially after the car has warmed up. Sometimes you can play around with the brake and avoid this thump, but it is very annoying. Shift's up with/out any problems really smooth.
I still have powertrain warranty on it.. may be i should take it to the dealer..
Does legacy has adaptive transmition? If it does what can i do to reset it..
Please ANY help.. what can it be?? what can i do about it? thank you.