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
- - - - -

Outback automatic cannot reverse.


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Suba_GL_87

Suba_GL_87

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 386 posts
  • Central Oregon, Oregonian

Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

There's 98 outback dohc automatic transmission.
There's everything are good running and only can drive forward.
But can't go to reverse when outback are stay and high rpm.
It's bad torque converter?
Thanks!

#2 lmdew

lmdew

    _______

  • Members
  • 3,043 posts
  • Colorado Springs

Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:03 AM

Most likely the clutch plates inside the trans.



#3 presslab

presslab

    Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 867 posts
  • N. California

Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:12 AM

Not the torque converter,  it works the same in forward and reverse.  Also not likely the transmission computer.

 

Reverse gear is engaged mechanically, check the cable and linkage.   Does park and neutral work as expected?

 

Otherwise, yes, could be a smoked reverse clutch.  What happens is that an internal leak allow the reverse clutch to be slightly engaged while driving forward, thereby quickly burning up the clutch plates.


Edited by presslab, 10 March 2014 - 11:12 AM.


#4 WoodsWagon

WoodsWagon

    Formerly 91Loyale

  • Members
  • 3,946 posts
  • NH

Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:33 AM

This is how all the 4eat's I've seen die went. The good news is you can drive them for months like that if you park judiciously. It would be nice to know what exactly fails.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users