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Justy linkage/tranny trouble!
Posted 29 August 2004 - 04:56 PM
I was parking one day and I put the car into reverse, and it got stuck and wouldn't come out. Afterwards I noticed that the bolt that holds together and keeps the external linkage in sync had fallen out. I've been able to put the car into 5th gear with lots of trouble, but it's pretty much stuck in reverse.
Is this a known issue? I'm not sure if the internal linkage is stuck or the shifter or what. I'm not a mechanic (or good with cars, even). I've read mention of a "removing the tension" trick, but I don't know how that may be performed.
I had a guy look at it, and he said it might just be the shifter. But who knows?
I'd really appreciate any help.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:56 PM
Another reason they lock up is the shifter fork can break off and jam the sliding gear train.
Either way the tranny has to be cracked open to fix.
Posted 27 July 2006 - 02:40 AM
Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:16 PM
Came around a traffic circle 2 weeks ago shifted lazily... all of a sudden- my shift pattern is 1 1/2 feet in diameter with only revrse and 1st!... coasted to shoulder- thankfully! Lay under car and finally saw a torn protective 'boot' surrounding a linkage 'rod' that had come away from a 'linkage cup'. Forced the rod back to seat in the cup and was able to select gears... barely if super careful. No one wanted to touch it- a bunch of clowns talked about needing a new trans when you could see it was a linkage issue. Subaru dealer scratched its head. i limped it to one more place a local transmission shop figuring they had seen hundreds of linkages... they wound up welding an additional length of 'linkage rod' to prevent the rod from slipping out of the cup and packed it with heavy grease. i have been shifting hard to stress test the 30 day warranty on this laboe sinc with no problem. The shift throw is a little longer but A-OK.
NOTE: This part failure was preceded by a rattling noise in the shifter audible from inside the car....
1989 Subaru JUSTY RS 4WD
Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:40 PM
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