Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

99 Legacy transmission


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 painter1

painter1

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Mars, PA

Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

My 99 Legacy SUS has had the won't go into gear when put into drive problem for at least 3 years now and it is finally dying.  What is the best procedure for a new transmission?  Rebuilt or used?  I think used could bring the same problem.



#2 Legacy777

Legacy777

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 12,639 posts
  • Houston, Tx

Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

Unless you get someone that is very very good to rebuild the transmission, I'd go with a lower mileage used trans.  There is just a lot of little stuff inside the auto's and not all mechanics are up to rebuilding them.



#3 987687

987687

    Rally Suby!

  • Members
  • 3,579 posts
  • Northern Maine

Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

Don't get a 99-01 transmission, that's the year range they had the issue, after that they fixed a crappy seal or something so it doesn't have the delay issue.



#4 Rooster2

Rooster2

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 3,710 posts
  • Indianapolis

Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

Do you have the "delayed forward engagement," problem with your tranny? If so, search the archives on this forum for the solution to this problem. Adding Trans-X fixes the problem. My 99 OBW AT has been fixed with Trans-X, and so have many others of model years 99 & 00.



#5 matt167

matt167

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 179 posts
  • Prattsville Ny

Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

You need to check for the transmission code in a '99. Late '99's have a JEBA trans, and the earlier cars got a DBA trans. DBA trans is the older version, JEBA appears as a 1 year only but may swap with other years, I have just found no information on that



#6 grossgary

grossgary

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 20,004 posts
  • WV

Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

Don't get a 99-01 transmission,

actually i'm pretty sure it's mostly isolated to 99...a very few 98 and 00 bleedovers, but i think it's nearly entirely a 99 issue like the speedometer head too.



#7 johnceggleston

johnceggleston

    Lite Master of the Subaru

  • Gold Subscribers
  • 6,382 posts
  • Virginia

Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

but as rooster said, try the Trans-X.

it is possibly a cheap solution to a potentially expensive problem.

 

do a drain and fill, add a Qt. of trans-x on the fill, and see if that helps.

if it helps, it may buy yopu time to find an affordable solution.

or as in my case, (00 lego L w/ 85k miles) keep it running fine as long as i repeat the procedure once a year.



#8 painter1

painter1

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Mars, PA

Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for the replies.  Like I said this has been going on for about 3 years.  I have been using the Rooster2 solution for that length of time but I am afraid that the problem is intensifying.  I have used 3 bottles in the past 4 months and I now have a badly leaking seal. So it is about time to cash in the chips.



#9 Rooster2

Rooster2

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 3,710 posts
  • Indianapolis

Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for the replies.  Like I said this has been going on for about 3 years.  I have been using the Rooster2 solution for that length of time but I am afraid that the problem is intensifying.  I have used 3 bottles in the past 4 months and I now have a badly leaking seal. So it is about time to cash in the chips.

Have you been doing drain an fills three times at each episode with the last fill adding Trans-X? If not, then Trans-X won't work all that well. It takes fresh ATF, with fresh Trans-X, to get Trans-X to do its magic.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users