Seals can cause such faults as they wears and hardens over time resulting in leakages no matter how maintenance was done. It takes the place of a clutch in a manual transmission car to allow the engine to continue running while the vehicle is stopped. You run the danger of getting your money's worth. When I pressed the gas, the car would not move. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2001 Subaru Outback. If its an automatic, you need to run the car in park with the 5mm hex plug removed from th … e bottom of transmission pan. As soon as the spin off filter was removed you could see it was blocked.
We have a 2000 Outback with an automatic transmission. Yellow Lamin-X fog light film. When adding transmission fluid to your Outback, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. If you apply the throttle you are producing greater line pressure to overcome the lack of pressure in that clutch pack. Check out our complete line of products. Please be as technically detailed as you can in your explanations of possible root causes. I added a product called Lube Gard and it has helped smooth out the shifting a little when cold and has definitely smoothed out a hard 2nd to 3rd gear shift I've had for a long time.
Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. And did he say he found rust in a transmission that is filled with oil? You have to let it idle until it reaches normal operating temp. Often receives excellent reviews from car owners and critics. I've always been scrupulous in performing the recommended maintenance procedures on the transmission, so I'm surprised to learn that any seal would be worn. I have called a few transmission shops and used transmission salvage places, and no one can locate one. Take your time and you can save money plus have pride in your ride. It has a sleek and stylish station wagon body style which seats five peole, has lots of cargo space in the back, as well as a cargo rack on the roof.
After the work was completed, the car emitted a very strong smell. Step 6: Clean off the drain plug of any metal shards connected to it and replace. Then you have to check the fluid using the dipstick located on the left side of the engine close to the firewall. If you know that you need transmission fluid, you have already located it. There are tons of questions about adding fluid to a manual transmission that should have come up in the asking process but I will go over it again for you. What I am stating here is that I no longer trust that dealer's service department.
Then when it does apply the clutch pack with throotle you will get a shift shock. I checked with a scanner, and there were no trouble codes stored. You currently have 0 posts. If you go to an auto parts chain store such as Autozone they will read your codes for free. Start it up and check the trans fluid with dipstick.
Posted on Oct 05, 2011 If it won't go into gear, sounds like you've run out of transmission fluid. Make sure that you check the level with the engine running. I will have the shop check out the mounts and correct as necessary when the work is being done. It's in a spot just awkward enough to be difficult to deal with if something like this happens lol. Apr 20, 2013 jack up car on passengers side and see if tire is tight, it may be a bad wheel bearing. I would buy another used transmission with the matching code or gear ratios see link for chart.
You currently have 0 posts. I was thinking the mounts could be the problem, for the same reasons you described, but when I asked various mechanics and suggested to them that maybe it was just the mounts they all sort of dismissed that and said it was the synchros. Have you been driving in deep water? But--- even if the tires are the same size it can cause this. The rubber O-rings used by Subaru on the transmission dipstick are not really rated for that application. It'll be held in place by about a dozen bolts.
And I can't see any logic in paying a lot of money to fix a transmission that is working. Is it possible that my problem is not due to a worn seal, but instead due to an intermittent failure of the solenoid that activates the valve which feeds fluid to the clutch? And when once removed, it may not stay in place. Aug 09, 2011 Hello, from your description it sounds like your front differential has, for lack of a better term, exploded! So any time you have a check engine light on, its time to get the codes read. Have you been driving in deep water? Step 3: Place drain pan under the transmission drain bolt. Regular transmission service is necessary to keep your car on the road. Some changes may need to be done for other models.
He's also been repairing an maintaining my wife's Legacy wagon for several years now. Now the car seems to be hesitating to go into second gear, no matter how much pressure is on the gas pedal. I have had an independent mechanic, glen owner of oakland auto works state that he could not warranty the repair of clutch because the recommended repair by Subaru does not reliably fix the problem and many people end up having to have the clutch replaced numerous times in a short time span. Would it be better to buy whole rebuilt transmission assembly to put in - or get one from a junk yard? I said that I can find a complete stainless system for far less and reminded them that it had been apart less than 20k miles ago when they replaced the first blown turbo and the cat pipe under warranty. What type of transmission fluid you need depends on your vehicle. One of the ones I have heard the most reported success with is: 1 qt.