Last post on Jun 27, 2008 at 6:04 AM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
#9 of 12 Re: 2008 Subaru Forester Torque Convertor Cut Out [ccj]
Apr 26, 2008 (5:33 am)
"... I have a 2008 Forester that has a serious Torque Convertor Lock Up. When I am at cruise either up hill or down hill at 60-65 mph there is a series surging. I think that the torque convertor is locking up."
I have tried to sense "lock up" and I don't think you can feel it. It is not a gear shift. I can feel the transmission going in and out of 3rd at light throttle in response to hills, and can see the tachometer change rpms, but in 4th, I feel and see nothing if or when the lock up occurs.
Surging sounds engine related with nothing to do with the transmission. My 2008 cruise control works fine with no surging.
#10 of 12 Re: 2008 Subaru Forester Torque Convertor Cut Out [aatherton]
Apr 27, 2008 (12:29 pm)
I have watched this closely. There is no change in the RPM's and it does not matter if I am in cruise or not. It most frequently happens at 60-65mph at cruise coming down a hill. I will occasionally happen when pulling a hill at consistent speed. This is not a change in gears. The dealer tells me this is normal
#11 of 12 Re: 2008 Subaru Forester Torque Convertor Cut Out [ccj]
May 01, 2008 (8:16 am)
I think you mean torque converter slippage? You always want the TC to lock up as much as possible, that means less slippage and less heat.
Jun 27, 2008 (6:04 am)
Yeah, even the new Nissan Rogue has a cc limit of under 90mph.