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#1 lizkeljack

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 11:01 AM

I have a 2000 Subaru Forester AWD Automatic which flashed the AT Oil Temp light at me while I was on the road. Now this morning, I drained off a few quarts of AT fluid because it smelled burnt. Then I added a few quarts. The light has stayed off since yesterday ... but now:
1. Do I check the AT levels while it's running in neutral? OR
2. Do I check it with the engine off?

Any help greatly appreciated!

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 11:18 AM

To check AT fluid level, warm up the trans/car to normal operating temp. Park on level surface, cylce the gear shifter slowly from park to 1 and then back to park, leave car running, and then check fluid level

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 01:14 PM

To check AT fluid level, warm up the trans/car to normal operating temp. Park on level surface, cylce the gear shifter slowly from park to 1 and then back to 1, leave car running, and then check fluid level


YIKES!!! :eek: What a bad time for a typo to creep in!

---> PARK <--- It should have read "... and then back to PARK,..."

ATF levels are checked like Legacy777 said, but check is done in PARK for safety reasons.

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 01:30 PM

for you on the trip home.

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 06:05 PM

fixed typo :)

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 06:32 PM

you know, i actually figured it was a typo and automatically sort of substituted the word park ... but APPRECIATE SO MUCH all the info ... and especially the wishes for a safe ride home ... keep your fingers crossed, indeed!:)

THANK YOU!
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#7 Wayne Boncyk

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 10:46 AM

Good luck! Let us know what happens....

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 12:44 AM

Are you towing with your forrester, or live in extremely hilly terrain? Seems kind of odd to me that the AT fluid shows signs of burning on a vehicle this new.
I would drain it again and do another refill to get more fresh fluid into it.

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:38 PM

and she can get the oil and tranny filter changed at her leisure. I agree it would not be good to flash codes on such a new car.




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