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  • john
     
    • yboy82
      1/20/2012 yboy82
      What bearing? Is wheel bearing?
  • Swamy
    Swamy - 2000 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/20/2012
    Jerk and thud while accelerating and decelerating in lower gears
    Subaru has 140000 miles. A few months ago, i started hearing a thud and jerk, particularly in lower gears when I release the accelerator pedal or press it to accelerate. The same thing happens when I change gears and then press the accelerator. Check engine light is ...
     
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  • dan the man
    dan the man - 1996 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/8/2012
    What is this part?
    Sometimes car won't start
     
    • CVO
      1/8/2012 CVO
      Local auto parts stores could help you to identify this part, they have their data books with all the information.
  • littlebits
    littlebits - 1994 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/11/2011
    When i turn right the back right wheel jerks until turn is completed
     
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  • ocphil
    ocphil - 2006 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/29/2011
    I have an automatic and it's bucking in first like a standard would but not all the time.... It just starts to rev low..
    Should a transmission flush be done.... And I still have the original spark plugs in since I have had the car 2006....
     
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  • dphin
    dphin - 1999 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/25/2011
    Error code P0325 [Acton scanner]
    Auto Trans delays engaging in drive, no problem in reverse. Trans external filter and trans fluid was changed. using the auto scanner - Actron I saw the error code P0325 and I believe the $E1 was also present. I could be wrong about the $E1, I will double ...
     
    • CVO
      11/25/2011 CVO
      A code P0325 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

      The knock sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
      There is a wiring short/fault in the knock sensor circuit
      Possible Solutions

      Check the resistance of the knock sensor (compare it to factory specs)
      Check for broken/frayed wires leading to the sensor
      Replace the knock sensor.

      Visit this link to locate the knock sensor.

      http://www.subaruforester.org/.../

      Happy Thanksgiving.
      CVO
      12/19/2011 dphin
      Thanks for the info, sorry to take so long with feedback. What you said was right!
      ...before replacing I sprayed electrical cleaner on the connection and the Trans went
      forward the way it was supposed to. It was short lived success and I just bought a new
      one and replaced it assuming it needs to be replaced.

      CVO
      12/19/2011 dphin
      There's a new problem. When I installed the Knock Sensor I had removed the big air filter assy.
      to get at the sensor better. Prior to replacing the air filter assy with hoses disconnected I tried to start engine, it started but kept choking out unless I kept throttling
      it with gas pedal. It still starts up and I have been
      able to keep it at idle if I keep foot on gas pedal
      as a throttle. I put it all back together and even replaced
      the fuel filter but no luck. I must have done something
      maybe to another sensor? Vacumn line?
      What ideas do you have on this?
      CVO
      12/20/2011 CVO
      Erase the codes and wait for a new codes to show up, re-scan again. Did you get a knock sensor from a Dealer ?
      Note: Try to avoid after market knock sensor.( in my opinion ).
      CVO
      12/23/2011 dphin
      Hello, I rented/loaner a scanner from AutoZone, not sure the thing even works but I got no codes
      and scanner says all is well. Still have the aftermarket knock sensor installed, it came from Drive Wire
      parts/online. It cost $28.00 includes shipping ( sensor $18.19) (" Replacement sensor") I can still start
      engine and keep it going for a short time. When it first starts there's some knocking that goes away as rpm
      increases. There are higher priced sensors avail. Bosch $83 and Paraut of Japan $95
      CVO
      12/23/2011 CVO
      1. check the timing , see this link http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp

      2. Try to use the higher octane ( 91 ) and see that helps.
  • dphin
    dphin - 1999 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/24/2011
    When put into drive the transmission delays in connecting attempts when the rpm
    Trans filter and fluid were changed and this did not fix the problem. Once engaged it drives fine and this does not happen in reverse. When stopped at a stop light same problem happens. The RPM is between 1000 and 1500 when it decides to connect.
     
    • headache
      11/24/2011 headache
      the problem is in your transmission!could be your cluch is goin,take it to the shop,theres not much else a home mechanic can do,transmissions are somthing you leave to the experts,you'v done all you can do.
      headache
      11/24/2011 dphin
      I guess I was not clearly stating the problem. The Trans. is an Automatic Trans. I am now
      looking at other options since I was able to borrow an Actron
      AutoScanner CP9575.
      Thanks for your feedback on this
  • flat tow your subaru
    flat tow your subaru - 2008 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/12/2011
    How do you convert the automatic transmission drive train so that the car can be flat towed behind an RV?
    Anything can be done depending on the cost.
     
  • eddie
    eddie - 1992 Subaru SVX - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/30/2011
    How to check transmission fluid level.
    Just wonder.
     
    • CVO
      10/30/2011 CVO
      How to Check Transmission Fluid

      Learning how to check transmission fluid is very simple and can keep your transmission fluid levels from reaching dangerously low levels. There are only a few steps in checking your transmission fluid level. First you need to make sure that your vehicle is parked on a level surface. When checking your transmission fluid level, some vehicles must be running. Check your owner's manual to verify whether or not the vehicle should be running or not during transmission fluid check. With the engine warm, locate the transmission fluid dipstick. Most, if not all, are located at the back of the vehicle's engine. Remove the dipstick and clean it off with a clean rag. Make sure the transmission dipstick is absolutely clean when inserting it back into the transmission. Foreign objects in the fluid, even miniscule ones, can severely shorten the life of your transmission. Now, fully replace the dipstick back into the dipstick tube and then pull it out again. There may be two readings, hot (warm) and cold. You will be reading the hot (warm) level reading. Fluid level should indicate Full on the dipstick. If is low, add the correct transmission fluid until you see the level indicate Full. You add transmission fluid through the transmission dipstick tube. It is best to buy a long suitable funnel made for just this purpose. It is very important not to add too much transmission fluid when filling. Once your dipstick is indicating a Full transmission fluid level, you can replace the dipstick.
  • marc4
    marc4 - 1996 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/29/2011
    Is it possible that the input shaft can brake?
    I can shift into all 5 gears, but no movement. Engine sounds fine.
     
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  • deadsubaru
    deadsubaru - 2002 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/21/2011
    '02 forester automatic. won't shift into any mode at all. help!
    I just changed the oil. Car was up on portable ramps for the job. Transmission engaged fine to back off ramps. Later tried to move car and transmission will not engage at all!
     
    • yboy82
      10/21/2011 yboy82
      Did you already verify if there is a stored troublecode in your vehicle? Is you brake lights still operating?
  • Jerry
    Jerry - 2007 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/21/2011
    Can't shift out of park
     
    • yboy82
      10/21/2011 yboy82
      Did you already check iif you brake light are still functioning? Your vehicle won't shift out of park if there's a problem in your brake switch and if your brake lights are still functioning well you should check your shift interlock solenoid.
  • Leon
    Leon - 1995 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/16/2011
    I have a 1995 subaru legacy. I changed the front struts.now it slips out of drive @ 40 mph
    I change the front stuts. I bleed the front brakes. now when you strat to take off it feels like something is trying to keep it from taking off. whan you finally get going it slips out of drive just before 40 mph just like someone put it in nuetral
     
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  • Gwen
    Gwen - 2001 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/11/2011
    I was driving normally, then there was a clunk and the car acted like it was in neutral,
    I could shift between all the gears, but the car didn't go. The engine sounded fine. It is a 5-speed.
     
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  • don
    don - 2001 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/5/2011
    When driving on left foot i feel vibration like card in bike spokes,,,and slightly hear it
     
    • walt
      9/5/2011 walt
      subaru have had problems with cv joints
      do some reserch on this it may be your problem