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#432 of 587 2001 Subaru Outback Transmission Issues
Aug 13, 2010 (5:37 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 587 Re: 2001 Subaru Outback Transmission Issues [subaru2001]
Aug 13, 2010 (5:57 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 587 Outback 2011 Transmission issue
Aug 27, 2010 (2:28 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 587 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [redrose1]
Aug 28, 2010 (8:34 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 587 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [tgl3]
Sep 15, 2010 (4:38 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.
#437 of 587 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [mpraspal]
Oct 05, 2010 (11:40 am)
I have the same issue with my 2011 3.6R. Having it slam into gear can be very disconcerting and it can't be good for the transmission.
I also have a rattling sound coming from somewhere in the front right area of the car. I've noticed that a small areal of the dashboard plastic, right next to the windshield, seems to be slightly higher than it should be, so this could be the cause. Anyone else come across this?
I am planning on raising these issues with my dealer when i bring it in for my first oil change.
#438 of 587 2010 Legacy sputters, feels like it will stall out
Oct 06, 2010 (8:38 am)
My Legacy is an automatic with the manual shift option. During the hot months in Florida, the car under-performed often and felt like it would stall when slowing to a stop and upon accelerating, too. Had it in a few times and the dealership said there were no "updates" available, but they had a few similar comments by other drivers. I took it in again yesterday and had a major ordeal! The tech deprogrammed the ignition key and when he got it reprogrammed, then the car completely quit on him when he drove it. Now they are ordering a new computer for the car. I don't know yet if the stall scare was due to needing a new computer or what. I want to know - if the computer is replaced does that mean it's bascially a new car system? Or, could there still be engine or transmission issues that caused my original concern? Thanks for any input!
#439 of 587 1998 subaru front tire squeal when turning
Oct 08, 2010 (8:11 pm)
my 1998 legacy outback front wheel spins and squeals when you pull out of a parking lot and when you floor the gas the car acts like it grabs a gear and the car goes a little side to side and its a auto trans the wheel are not binding that i know of its has a jdm trans and eng hope the front and rear gears have the same raito
#440 of 587 Re: 1998 subaru front tire squeal when turning [cudtomed]
Oct 11, 2010 (8:56 am)
Sounds like a bad differential or clutch pack that is not allowing the wheels to spin at different speeds without binding.
#441 of 587 1999 Automatic cant Upshift into Overdrive
Oct 16, 2010 (4:55 am)
1999 Subaru Legacy 2.5 Automatic 180,00 miles
I can force into overdrive by: 1) Manually shifting into Neutral 2) Then, manually shift into 3 gear (which is the gear the trans is actual in) 3) And then manually shift into Overdrive. But, transmission will shift down out of OD as soon as any load is applied to the engine.
Replaced: All Valve Body with Solenoids, TCM, TPS, and O.H, Kit. Still will won't up shift into OD.
No codes or any other problems.