Checking the transmission fluid in your car is a relatively simple procedure and should be done about once per month. Well, that was a nice theory, but events would prove us wrong. This is contrary to everything I've learned in this forum and elsewhere. I'm trying to deal with an interesting problem, and after checking out the previous posts, I don't recall seeing anything precisely like this. So far, this has been a fairly trouble free car, and it has been a good choice all the way around. Know how to have the car towed. Jul 19, 2012 The dipstick has a black plastic handle in the shape of ring of about 1 inch in diameter.
I would check down there to see if it is on the side. If it does that is another sign the trans has gone out the window. Either solution is not cheap. I'm kind of concerned about the condition of the transmission, also. Read and understand the owner's manual. After you remove the splash pan from the inderside of the car it is easy to get to and takes just a 10 mm socket and 2 screws to remove. Optimized shifting will be restored as the vehicle continues to be driven for a while.
Usually better to start a new thread. If so I regret to inform you, you may need a new transmission. Outback turns 3100 65 while the Forester turns about 2700. It is very easy to do a lot of expensive damage to these cars through ignorance or neglect. I've been toying with the idea of a second car, and this might be time to check into that.
Semmes The Dude, also forgot to tell you to change your fluids every 30,000. After having all of this work done, I noticed that the transmission was slipping. A small pull out cup that I use for change has to be removed by pulling vertically until the bottom unhooks then removed from the opening. My best theory is that the transmission is literally freezing overnight. They're never clogged and if they were you're about to need a new transmission anyway.
Is there a risk in changing the fluid 15 yrs old with 51,000 miles? The knock sensor signals the Electronic Control Unit and ignition timing and other engine parameters are changed to eliminate the knocking. But I will tell you this. It just all depends on the fluid level. I'm wondering if it might be advisable to have it checked out either at the local Subaru dealership, or an independent transmission repair facility. That didn't happen, and I returned on Friday morning to speak with them about this. The only answer that has an meaning at all comes from the person willing to do the work.
Secondly, I made an immediate appointment for a very well-regarded local transmission shop to do an inspection and complete fluid replacement. I'm going to leave the office early and top off the transmission and see just how many quarts low we're talking about. Actually when starting from a dead stop the car hesitates feels like a bubble if I apply very little throttle. They're just big mesh screens like in your window screen at home except they're metal. It would be a good idea to use a genuine Subaru thermostat and rubber O-ring gasket, as this will give the correct temperature.
In fact, other than some trace amounts along the edge of the dipstick, it doesn't even register on the stick. This has been the first real glitch I've encountered with them. I would say that Dude has given some good advice, albeit in somewhat stern fashion. And always check the fluid levels when anyone, including a Subaru dealership, work on your car. He stated that the service materials indicated that it would take a little while for the circuitry to reset and it would then stop.
The noisy reverse only started immediately after I had added rngine oil. Best visible from the passenger side fender location start looking from the left part of the transmission , the black handle clearly stands out on the white metal. What are your thoughts on this attempt at diagnosis?. I called the garage, and they stated that they put around 2. It really bogged down on a hill next to her house. It's good to see the level of activity and information that you have here. But with some similar problems, I think I have an idea on what's going on here, and would like some feedback.
Remove those screws and the panel that they held down. From previous posts, I think what needs to be done is for the transmission to be power flushed, and for the external transmission filter to be replaced. Lately, the trans seems to be slipping a little: going into 1st and Reverse. Here's the latest update on the transmission issues. I'm inclined to go with the transmission shop, since that's all that they do. Then you can move the gear shift lever to any position freely.