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  • Wayne James
    Wayne James - 2011 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/9/2015
    Can the electric clutch in the torque converter be replaced without replacing the entire converter?
    Engine stalls when coming to a stop in traffic or at stop lights.
     
    • tech2
      5/9/2015 tech2
      it sounds like your actual torque converter is bad lock up only occurs at high speeds
    • GT500Knights
      5/9/2015 GT500Knights
      Have the car diagnosed before replacing anything. Possible causes for your issue are a bad torque converter (the lockup clutch inside), bad torque converter clutch solenoid, bad wiring, or bad pcm/tcm. The torque converter clutch is part of the torque converter and the converter cannot be serviced, it must be replaced as a unit
  • Dan
    Dan - 2003 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/17/2015
    Is the rear left drive nut on a different rotation to right?
    I'm changing the drive on the rear of car on both sides. I had no problem with the right but when it's came to the left I couldn't open the drive nut! I just wondered does the nut turn differently from the right?
     
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  • Laura
    Laura - 1998 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/13/2015
    "My 98 Subaru is making metal on metal screeching sound only when in reverse and turning the wheel while in motion
    166,000 miles. it only happens when i am reversing and turning the wheel at the same time and it is all the time now. the sound seems to be coming from under the car in the middle but i cant tell if its in the center of the car or towards the back. My friend jacked ...
     
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  • ladyD
    ladyD - 2003 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/3/2015
    My car will not go in gear
    I have a manual transmission car starts but will not go in gear. Just has me baffled just got the car last week and two days later it broke down.
     
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  • Charles
    Charles - 1998 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2015
    What is the cause of this noise?
    There is a rattling or grinding noise, I can't exactly describe. It seams like it is coming from below, not from the engine, but near the transmission area. It is noticeable when the car is stopped and idling, but it tends to go away after it warms up, however when ...
     
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  • Charles
    Charles - 1998 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2015
    What is the cause of this noise?
    There is a rattling or grinding noise, I can't exactly describe. It seams like it is coming from below, not from the engine, but near the transmission area. It is noticeable when the car is stopped and idling, but it tends to go away after it warms up, however when ...
     
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  • pwant82
    pwant82 - 2003 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2015
    There is a clunking and wheel hesitation when taking sharp turns once the car is warmed. Any suggestions on what to chec
    I have replaced rack and pinion, tie rods (inner and outer), ball joints, both CVs, sway bar links and bushings, and had an alignment.
     
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  • pwant82
    pwant82 - 2003 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2015
    There is a clunking and wheel hesitation when taking sharp turns once the car is warmed. Any suggestions on what to chec
    I have replaced rack and pinion, tie rods (inner and outer), ball joints, both CVs, sway bar links and bushings, and had an alignment.
     
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  • vickie
    vickie - 1997 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/25/2015
    Car wont shift into any gear
    i dont have an accurate mileage because engine was rebuilt. car died as if battery stopped working, was able to shift gears so that it could be towed... changed battery cables.and also the battery... jot it to start but now it wont go into any gear ... no hard ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/28/2014
    Transmission problems
    I just changed the transmission filter and it only took 3 1/2 qts of fluid and the dipstick tube is full I drained about 7 qts of trans fluid whay did I do wrong everything went back together easily
     
    • adkruger
      12/28/2014 adkruger
      Is your Subaru an automatic or manual?
  • mcbrown
    mcbrown - 2005 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/2/2014
    Why does my Forester die every time I step on the clutch?
    My car is at about 150K miles, and has a brand new battery, timing belt and back right bearing. I've recently had the car in and out of the shop a great deal. Now when I try and drive it, the car dies every time I press in the clutch and I have to turn the key and ...
     
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  • subi boy
    subi boy - 1996 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/10/2014
    What causes a Subaru transmission with the fwd fuse in to switch from awd
    The car would switch from fwd to awd even with the fuse in the slot
     
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  • Jay
    Jay - 2001 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/6/2014
    Is it my clutch on my Subaru impreza
    When putting in gear it's hard n it grinds when selecting gear and also grinds when changing gears
     
    • Jimm
      10/6/2014 Jimm
      Possibly, either the clutch or the clutch master /slave cylinder assembly is worn.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch slave cylinder from around $23.00, the clutch master cylinder from around $41.00, and the clutch kit (assembly) from around $115.00 for your vehicle.
  • Jay
    Jay - 2001 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/6/2014
    Is it my clutch on my Subaru impreza
    When putting in gear it's hard n it grinds when selecting gear and also grinds when changing gears
     
    • Jimm
      10/6/2014 Jimm
      Possibly, either the clutch or the clutch master /slave cylinder assembly is worn.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch slave cylinder from around $23.00, the clutch master cylinder from around $41.00, and the clutch kit (assembly) from around $115.00 for your vehicle.
  • Jay
    Jay - 2001 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/6/2014
    Is it my clutch on my Subaru impreza
    When putting in gear it's hard n it grinds when selecting gear and also grinds when changing gears
     
    • Jimm
      10/6/2014 Jimm
      Possibly, either the clutch or the clutch master /slave cylinder assembly is worn.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch slave cylinder from around $23.00, the clutch master cylinder from around $41.00, and the clutch kit (assembly) from around $115.00 for your vehicle.