Hi, just bought this soobie for my niece who needs a good reliable car for her 2 kids and herself. What could be better than a soob? I've had a few of these over the years and have always loved 'em.
Here's the situation, I bought this 90 legacy with 139k miles and a tranny problem. PO said he pulled onto the freeway and it just quit pulling...it was running but going nowhere fast. Automatic transmission.
It starts and runs fine and I'm getting no tranny codes. When I first started it, it sounded like a power steering pump that didn't have enough fluid. (plenty in the ps though) And then it also has a slight clanging sound coming from the bellhousing area. I thought initially it was a slight rod knock, but didn't sound quite right, and I think it's coming more towards the back of the engine/front of the tranny.
As I shift through the gears (manually) it seems to modify the engine rpm as if it's pulling the engine down some but it doesn't spin any tires.
I've drained the pan and removed it to see if the pickup tube was damaged or off...everything looks normal in there.
So at this point I'm thinking the front pump that the t/c locks into is toast. My best idea is to pull the tranny and inspect and go from there. If my guess is correct, should I just replace with a used one (tranny)? or is there some other better fix?
Edited by LLP, 16 February 2013 - 06:27 PM.