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#354 of 580 Jerk and thump downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear
May 05, 2009 (6:55 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.
#355 of 580 Re: Jerk and thump downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear [sergeii]
May 05, 2009 (7:14 pm)
It does have an adaptive transmission. You can rule that out by disconnecting the battery for ten or fifteen minutes, then reconnecting. That should reset the memory.
But, a fleet car with that many miles, there is no telling how it was driven in its short life or by how many drivers.
#356 of 580 Re: Jerk and thump downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear [sergeii]
May 05, 2009 (7:45 pm)
i reset my adaptive transmission for a very similar problem after deciding i couldn't stand it anymore. it got much better and that problem is now gone. also, could it possibly be a braking issue instead? i.e. i need to get my brakes done soon because the car is jerking several times to a stop as i apply the brakes instead of braking smoothly. the discs need sanding and smoothing apparently
#357 of 580 Re: Jerk and thump downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear [kenjc]
May 05, 2009 (7:51 pm)
did you just disconnect the battery and problem was gone?Or you have had to take to the dealer?
#358 of 580 Legacy transmission whistle
May 20, 2009 (9:44 am)
I have a 2002 legacy, 2.0 auto transmission. Sweet vehicle to drive. However, when I load the gear, it gives a whistling sound, which isnt there when the engine runs on P or N. As I increase speed,the whistle becomes louder, till it shifts to the next gear where the whistling reduces but then does the same. On high speeds (around 80kph and above) the whistle is nearly unnoticeable. In addition, on very low speed like 5-10 kph, there seems to be some light knocking sound around the inner driveshaft, and when reversing. However the gears shift okay while in motion. What could be the problem?
#359 of 580 Subaru Outback Automatic Transmission fluid
May 26, 2009 (7:04 pm)
I want to drain and refill 2001 outback automatic transmission. The dealer said a drain and refill would only result in a 4 quart replacement, since approx. 5 quarts left in the torque converter will not drain out. Subaru dealer wants $9 per quart. The manual calls for Dexron III. I can get this locally (Valvoline) for about $3 per quart. Any one know if mixing two types of ATF would create problems? Thanks.
#360 of 580 2000-2001 outback H6
Jun 30, 2009 (11:29 am)
New to the forum and subaru. Thinking of buying a 2000-2001 outback H6. Are there any major items/problems (like the 2.5 HG) that I should be watching for? In general what are the cost of ownership compared with the likes of accord/camry? I would expect to be higher but how much? Appreciate your feedback.
#361 of 580 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon "needs" transmission harness
Jul 06, 2009 (1:26 pm)
My Outback Wagon, with almost 126,000 miles, was at the dealer for maintenance. The work summary says "Tech noticed transmission leaking. The transmission harness is leaking by the O-ring." Per the service manager this harness is made of white plastic and when it gets old it easily cracks. He said my leak is spraying back onto the exhaust when I drive. They want over $500 to replace it. The car is running great and I saw no drips on the driveway. How urgent is this, are there options, is this price reasonable in CT? Thanks.
#362 of 580 99 legacy GT Shifting problems.
Jul 17, 2009 (5:21 pm)
I have a 99' Subaru Legacy GT Sedan that will randomly stop being able to shift into Drive or any of the lower gears. It will rev like its in Neutral. Very rarely when I touch the gas it will suddenly pop into drive and I'm fine. When I do get it into drive it shifts fluidly and it goes until I park and need to shift into drive again. The Fluid is topped off and it still shifts into reverse. Any Ideas?
#363 of 580 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon "needs" transmission harness [subarumom1]
Jul 27, 2009 (11:25 am)
I guess it could be a very slow leak that had just started. Not even a drop?
Funny thing is the price actually sounds sort of low for a bad seal. They'll have to replace all the ATF when they are done.