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#427 of 580 1992 Subaru Legacy FWD Automatic Transaxel Leak
Jul 21, 2010 (7:11 pm)
1992 Subaru Legacy , FWD, Automatic Trans.,
I have a leak from the Gasket that goes in between the Transmission and the Differential.
Appx. what kind of price should I be expecting a transmission shop to charge to have this gasket replaced?
Could there be a reason why this gasket would have started leaking, besides it probably being the same age as the car?
Any info. provided is appreciated, I really need my car fixed but I don't want to get taken advantage of or be screwed over.
Thank You Everybody and Anybody!
#428 of 580 Re: 1992 Subaru Legacy FWD Automatic Transaxel Leak [pupparent]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:08 am)
I am not really sure, but the transaxle does have to be pulled from the car. Based on that, I would estimate somewhere between 6-8 hours of labor. I would guess shop rates in your area are at least $100 (since they seem to be everywhere!), so probably between $700 and $1000.
Of course, the seal itself is probably a $20 part....
#429 of 580 Re: 98 Subaru Legacy - Wheels binding in turns [xwesx]
Jul 27, 2010 (4:49 pm)
I want to thank you very much for your link with trans.back end removed.
I finally had my 97 fixed, my mechanic went by your inst. the car works like a charm. No more blinking, no more biding in rev. no lunging forward when shutting off the engine. works great. pj43
#430 of 580 Re: Automatic Trans not engaging - Legacy 2000 [tschofen]
Jul 27, 2010 (9:28 pm)
I see this is an old post, however, I'm currently experiencing the same exact problem with my 2000 lgt wagon...I had to wait about 15 minutes before the transmission engaged tonight after work. The fluid is full and does not smell burnt or appear discolored. The transmission holds strong when in gear, just has technical difficulties engaging.
Just wondering if you or anyone else have been able to find some kind of solution to this problem. I'm not all that familiar with the operations of a transmission, but a coworker suggested that their may be some sort of hydraulic hose clogged or pinched that engages the transmission?? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
#432 of 580 2001 Subaru Outback Transmission Issues
Aug 13, 2010 (6:37 pm)
My 2001 Subaru has been having a lot of issues as of late. Every time I try to accelerate while in reverse or making a turn with the car the rpms go through the roof. It then lurches thereafter making it quite dangerous to be driving out on the road.
I took it to a transmission place after a mechanic recommended I take it there since they couldn't figure it out. The guy at Aamco said after testing my car the transmission was slipping and that the fluid in the transmission had a burnt smell and was not the color it should be. He said that it would cost around $600 just to look at it and then another $1000 for the soft parts and labor to get it fixed; however he said he doesn't know exactly what in the transmission is the problem.
Being that the cost of the fixing is around 1/3 of the value of the subaru, is there anything else it could be or another solution to the issue so that I don't have to fork over that huge some of money? Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
#433 of 580 Re: 2001 Subaru Outback Transmission Issues [subaru2001]
Aug 13, 2010 (6:57 pm)
After reading other posts it sounds like it could be a torque converter issue. Anyway this is just a little more info on the car. It has 78000 miles on it, and the car is jerking up until 30 mph. When going faster the car sounds and feels fine.
#434 of 580 Outback 2011 Transmission issue
Aug 27, 2010 (3:28 pm)
My car is about a month old.
When I accelerate after slowing down, the transmission seems to "slip" and then kick in, resulting in a jerk motion.
When I coast, letting thecar slow down, somewhere between 10-20 MPH, I feel the car slow down as if there was a slight application of brake, then a slight surge forward as if brake reased then a slowing down again. Feels to me like transmission changing gears.
Anyone else have this in their outback?
#435 of 580 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [redrose1]
Aug 28, 2010 (9:34 am)
I have the exact same issue. i sent this to my dealer:
whenever i slow down, like approaching a red light, or approaching a turn,
but don't have to come to a complete stop and can speed up again, when i
give it the gas, the car revs like it is idling in neutral then jolts into
gear. Do i need to bring it in? this doesn't feel "normal".
And he said i should bring it in. which i did. the gave me a loaner and kept it 2 days. after which they said they drove 2 other new 3.6 R at they dealership and they all did that, so the told me it was "normal".
If i feather the accelerator just right, then it doesn't do it. But that isn't necessary on other cars ive owned. Hopefully if more are having the issue we can get better follow up from subaru. (other than this, i really like the car though)
#436 of 580 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [tgl3]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:38 am)
I have a 2011 3.6R outback as well and my car is doing the same thing. I've never noticed this on any of the 3 subarus I've owned and I do not think this is normal. I've already been to the dealer twice with the vibration issue which was modified with stabilizer kit and a new steering wheel. Anyway, I plan on taking it back to the dealer because this 'dragging' I'm experiencing when I'm coasting after I take my foot off of the accelerator should not be happening. I already have a case file with subaru. I'll just add this as number 4 to the list.