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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
  • ruben
    ruben - 2002 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/4/2011
    When i swuitch gears the stick go back to neutral
    0 answer
  • candym
    candym - 1983 Subaru GL - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/27/2011
    How do i manually get out of 4 wheel drive?
    front transfer case stuck in 4 wheel drive. Lever won't release it.
    0 answer
  • robert
    robert - 1999 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/22/2011
    The A/T AWD is slipping in 2nd gear. Why & will replacing the filter correct as I was told ?
    Bought from private individual 5 yrs ago, has 197+K miles, purrs like a kitten. No clue when or if it has ever been replaced, much less the fluid. thank you.
  • willie
    willie - 1997 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/20/2011
    Clutch works smooth first 5-10 miles. When I stop and take off again I smell slight heated clutch and it chatters?
    After the car is fully cooled off the clutch works fine again. I bought the car last Monday; drove it home when I discovered the problem. I took it a subaru mechanic and he said that it needed a clutch slave cylinder. Over a year ago a new flywheel and clutch ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/20/2011 HouseCallAuto
      No it will not fix it. A bad slave will cause an inability to shift into gears even after depressing the clutch down. You have a mechanical issue with the clutch itself I believe. It is sounding like the clutch disc is failing either from a flywheel that should have been resurfaced and was not or it is being driven wrong and the clutch disc is junk already. If the transmission shifts without any problem in between gears and there is no problem stepping on the clutch pedal and then placing the trans in first gear and you have smell and vibration when taking off then it has to come apart.
      8/26/2011 willie
      Thank you for your answer. I wanted it to be the solution so I had the new slave cylinder installed. It seems better, but it still chatters when there is stop and go driving. The mechanic says to drive it for couple weeks to see what it does. I ask if it hurts to drive it. He did not think so; maybe the flywheel is warped or the clutch has been abused by foot resting on the pedal or other things. I was wondering if it is safe to drive long distances? Thanks, Willie
  • robert
    robert - 1999 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/15/2011
    Trans slipping in 2nd gear. solution ?
    • Spoon Sports
      8/15/2011 Spoon Sports
      might be simple, might be bad clutch pack(tranny overhaul), try some Trans-X in the fluid to unstick a sticky valve in the valve body(simple)...good luck

      also, check and adjust throttle modulation, also could be solenoid pack depending on the transmission/vehicle
  • Corey6966
    Corey6966 - 1992 Subaru Loyale - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/3/2011
    4-wheel drive will not disengage.
    I have a 1992 Subaru Loyale wagon. 1.8L 5-speed 4x4. My car has the push button 4-wheel on the shifter. When I got the car the 4-wheel drive worked great, engaged and disengaged with first push of button. One day i tried to get it out of 4-wheel and when I pushed ...
    0 answer
  • Jeff Hess
    Jeff Hess - 1999 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/26/2011
    I have a hammering ,clicking noise in all forward gears. It is loudest on gentle acceleration.
    It lessens under hard acceleration. It disappears when I push in the clutch or shift into neutral and release the clutch at road speed. It is a 5 speed manual transmission. Any ideas?
  • Lou
    Lou - 1996 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/25/2011
    AWD not working to rear wheels
    Looking to buy a 96 AWD Subaru,But AWD is not working, only front tires turn. Is there a relay or solieniod to control rear wheels? or is it in the transmission??
    • uncle11a
      7/25/2011 uncle11a
      There is a fuse in the engine compartment, that if pulled, converts the car to front wheel drive. It's normally only used if you have a flat and need to use the space-saver spare tire. It should only be used on an emergency basis.You might want to check this fuse to see if it's gone bad. Good luck!
  • drcanuk
    drcanuk - 1999 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/25/2011
    Auto trans may have downshifting problems. At operating temp, car will now stall in gear under 5mph, OK over 10mph.
    Was wrongly checking "auto trans fluid level" at transaxle dipstick. Eventually car began exhibiting symptoms of trans fluid starvation (racing engine with little movement when cold & when driving through a long curve in road). Arranged free estimate at Aamco & ...
    0 answer
  • Creosouza
    Creosouza - 1998 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/19/2011
    When the car is with the check engine light on, with this code P0703, the transmission feels like it's being forced?
    The transmission feels like it's being forced when a gear is placed. Mainly the reverse gear.
    • yboy82
      7/19/2011 yboy82
      P0703 means Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Malfunction
      7/23/2011 Creosouza
      What do I have to do to fix tis?
    • chinasinoy
      7/19/2011 chinasinoy
      for this code, you can try this:
      replace both rotors, calipers and pads. Bled the brakes.
  • Nicole
    Nicole - 1992 Subaru Loyale - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/19/2011
    The car will start most of the time. Sometimes it won't start at all and we have to shove the automatic gear shift furth
    er into the park position. It seems to be a connection in the gear shift. Like it is not fully connecting. Where should I start?
    0 answer
  • Jeff Hess
    Jeff Hess - 1999 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/15/2011
    Will a 5 speed manual transmission from a 95 Subaru Legacy(2.2L) bolt into a 99 Outback witha 2.5L?
    • Spoon Sports
      7/15/2011 Spoon Sports
      i'd stick to the legacy / outback models. 2.5L car is preferred, 96 - 98 (some early 99). if you get a trans out of a 2.2L car, you will need the rear differential, (unless it just happens to be a 96 2.2L outback with the trans # TZ102Z2ABA.)

      these trans should fit:
      TZ102Z2ABA = 96 outback (2.2L)
      TZ102Z2ABA = 96 outback (2.5L)..... same trans.

      TZ102Z2CBA = 97 outback...................may need TCU
      TZ102Z2CAA = 97 legacy LSi...............may need TCU
      TZ102Z2CCA = 97 legacy GT...............may need TCU

      TZ102Z2DBA = 98 outback (early 99).....may need TCU
      TZ102Z2DCA = 98 legacy GT...............may need TCU

      TZ102ZABAA + 96 legacy (all 2.2L cars except outback)........will need rear diff, maybe TCU
      TZ102ZACAA + 97 legacy (2.2L)...........will need rear diff, maybe TCU
      TZ102ZACAA + 98 legacy (2.2L)...........will need rear diff, maybe TCU

      the 95 legacy 2.2L trans may work, but there were some other changes that took place that year so unless it was free, i'd stick with 96 - 98.
      TZ102ZAAAA + 95 legacy (2.2L)...........will need rear diff, probably TCU
      Spoon Sports
      7/21/2011 Jeff Hess
      Thank you! Spoon Sports. I think though the transmission list you have provided is for the automatic transmissions. Do you have swap info for the manuals? In particular I want to swap in a 68-TY752V2DAA from a 99 Legacy GT into a 99 Legacy Outback 68-TY754VCACB. Do I need to use the differential from the GT also? Thank you, you Subaru guru!! Jeff
  • Subaru
    Subaru - 1999 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/13/2011
    Why does my car hesitate when I step on the gas?
    80,000 miles, well maintained. Spark plugs and wiring replaced. This sometimes happens after I stop. It occurs once in a while. Check engine list is not on.
    0 answer
  • 23n3ye
    23n3ye - 1994 Subaru Justy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/5/2011
    Remove cv axle passenger side rear axle
    • Jimm
      7/5/2011 Jimm
      Try the 'How-To-Guides' this website for specific details and steps to remove the drive axle.