Last post on Jan 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Transmission, Wagon
#121 of 124 Re: Is it the transmission or what? [mforester]
Jan 19, 2011 (8:39 am)
Yep, sounds like the trans slips out of gear.
Oddly enough I had a clutch go out on an ancient Datsun and it felt the same way you described.
#122 of 124 Re: Is it the transmission or what? [mforester]
Jan 19, 2011 (4:12 pm)
mforester, the sooner you get her in for rebuild, the less damage will need to be repaired and also the less it will cost you. If you wait too long you may have to add towing to the bill. Don't wait too long. 13 years and 160+k miles is not bad. If you want to have fun you can ask them what it would cost to drop in a manual transmission in place of the auto. Have a camera ready for the look on their faces.
#123 of 124 Re: Is it the transmission or what? [exchngcarinfo]
Jan 24, 2011 (6:14 pm)
In addition to "dropping in" the manual transmission, they would also have to change the shifter, the console and the instrument cluster. And reprogram the ECU.
#124 of 124 Re: Is it the transmission or what? [aatherton]
Jan 24, 2011 (7:16 pm)
If it was easy it wouldn't be fun!