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99 Legacy 2-3 shift flare every time
Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:19 AM
My 99 legacy has in the last couple of days developed an issue where everytime it upshifts from 2-3 it will free rev for a second and then engage. Happens everytime whether car is hot or cold. I've drained and filled with atf hp and it hasn't made a noticable difference and it doesn't give any codes using the 4eat "secret handshake". I also reset the ECU/TCM. Almost seems like an electric/solenoid issue as it isn't slipping just not executing the 2-3 shift properly. Any ideas before I bring it to a shop. It's only got 71k so hopefully nothing overly serious.
Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:37 PM
Did the problem start before the fluid change or after?
Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:17 PM
At any rate the fluid seemed to improve all other functions but the issue with 2-3 is unchanged
Edited by drakehale33, 21 August 2017 - 05:18 PM.
Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:03 PM
More than likely the clutch pack for 3rd is worn and nothing fluid related will change or fix that.
Could maybe be a sticking shift solenoid. A solenoid pack might not be too expensive from a u-pull-it yard, but it means draining the fluid and dropping the pan.
99 was a picky year for transmissions anyway, most have a problem with slow engagement from reverse to drive. usually better off to swap it with a 00-03 trans.
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