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silver on the dip stick?


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#1 Midwst

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:03 PM

I test drove a legacy today, the 1-2 and 2-3 upshifts grabbed a bit. I pulled out the tranny dip stick, wiped it on a clean white towel and saw a heavy grey mark on the towel. Fluid was still sort of red. Is this a sign that theres "metal in the pan?"
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#2 Subie Gal

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 08:59 AM

what year legacy?

how many miles?

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#3 Cougar

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 10:59 AM

What you describe doesn't sound real good. If you really want the car I would have a good tranny shop look at it and see what they think.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 11:07 AM

go with what cougar said, it doesnt sound good.

#5 Midwst

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 01:46 PM

1990 Legacy, 156,000miles. I am wondering if silver on the dipstick is a reliable sign of clutch wear in a tranny...combined with symptoms, of course!

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 06:39 PM

RUN!!! RUN AWAY!!!!!

Yes it is a VERY reliable way to see the condition of the tranny. It sounds to me as if somone replaced the fluid in hopes of getting rid of the burnt fluid smell, they may even have changed the filter and cleaned the pan, but there is always fluid left in the torque converter, and that will always betray somone trying to mask an issue.
In my opinion, this tranny is on its last legs.

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#7 Midwst

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 08:15 PM

I ran away.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 08:30 PM

YAY very good :)
the day of the 300.00 transmission is long gone. 1500 more like it.
lots of cars in the parking lot (lots of fish in the sea)...
sorry a bit sily from the pain pills from my car accident.
i will say the sooby took a hell of a hit, er thats another post.

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