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#9 of 124 1999 forester transmission delay
Nov 07, 2007 (5:13 pm)
I have a 1999 forester with 180000 miles. Since 100000 miles, the transmission has had a delay when first putting it in drive. Now the delay is longer and sometimes may take 5 to 10 seconds and still will not engage until the rpms hit 2500. Since this is my first Subaru, I thought it might just be a problem due to the mileage. But recently I met another person who is having the same problem with the same year of forester with less miles. Any suggestions?
#10 of 124 2004 Forester turbocharger
Nov 07, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Recently, the turbocharger on my Forester scorched a bearing due to an oil seal that let loose. The dealer wanted $2380 for a stock turbocharger plus installation of $400. The car has 70000 miles and is out of warranty. Since I am a pretty good mechanic, I have decided now is the time to upgrade to a ball bearing turbocharger for better efficency and more HP. There are so many after market companies that I don't know which turbo charger to buy. I would like to keep the price under $1500 but am willing to spend more if someone convinces me that it is money well spent. Any suggestions?
#11 of 124 Re: 2004 Forester turbocharger [lelands]
Nov 12, 2007 (9:28 am)
Ask in the Subaru Crew - Modifications thread. People won't be looking here for questions like yours.
#12 of 124 Re: 1999 forester transmission delay [lelands]
Nov 28, 2007 (3:37 pm)
My 99 Forester is doing the exact same thing. It goes into reverse fine but has a delay going into any forward gear. Any help on this would be appreciated. Has only 77k miles.
#13 of 124 Re: 1999 forester transmission delay [gutap1]
Jan 17, 2008 (1:30 pm)
Hi, I have the exact same problem with my 2000 out back. Goes into reverse fine but delays going into any forward gear. Has about 125K miles. Just wondering if you came up with any solutions?
#14 of 124 Re: 1999 forester transmission delay [phil39]
Jan 17, 2008 (1:42 pm)
If you drive backwards all the time, it feels like a Porsche.
#15 of 124 Re: 1999 forester transmission delay [gutap1]
Mar 15, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I had the same problem with my old 99 Forester at 78K miles. Dealer said I need a new tranny. So I traded that in with a new car.
#16 of 124 Re: 1999 forester transmission delay [lelands]
Mar 30, 2008 (12:57 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2000 Forester and it is very frustrating..I took it into a Subaru service place and they flushed the transmission fluid but that didn't help. It happens sporatically, but mostly when the engine is cold so I can't seem to get help with this problem.It is very annoying.My car has 78,000 miles.
#17 of 124 97 subaru transmission trouble
Apr 26, 2008 (5:48 pm)
My mother-in-law has a 97 subaru. The last time she went to drive it she had trouble going from PARK to REVERSE. Once she got it into reverse and backed out of the driveway, she couldn't get it into DRIVE. She got rough on the gear shift and finally got it into drive and just pulled it back down the driveway. Now I can't get the engine to turn over. The gear shift will only move to NEUTRAL if I use a screwdriver and manually depress the safety switch. Any suggestions to why it won't turn over? Why it won't shift between all the gears? Car has 117K
#18 of 124 "Binding up" on low speeds while turning
Jun 28, 2008 (7:04 pm)
I have a 2002 Forester, 60,000 miles, AT. Recently, while executing very sharp turns at very slow speeds, the car began to hesitate, almost as if the transmission was binding up or seizing.
My mechanic has isolated the problem a bit, by taking the tranny out of "all wheel 4 wheel drive" and putting it in front wheel drive. Essentially, he said that there was too much pressure being applied while the car was in all wheel drive. He thinks the problem might be with the electric solanoid that is in the front transfer case, but he's gotten stalled because he didn't have the electronic specs diagram for 2002 models.
Has anyone experienced this type of problem? Is it the solanoid that's failing to get the signal to transaxle to release pressure, or could it be a problem with entire transmission?
Does he have to take out the whole transfer case to get to the transmission to repair or replace this solanoid, or is there a way to test it without unpacking thr tranny?
Any thoughts or help would be appreciated!!!