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Loose Shifter

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#1 axgutt


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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:32 PM

I have a '95 Legacy L wagon, AWD, 5-speed with 241,000 miles. I just had another 60,000 mile service performed which included replacing the differential/transmission fluid. When I bought the car a couple of years ago (with 175,000 miles), the shifter was really loose. It shifts just fine, but there was a ton of play. A mechanic who checked it out at the time said that it was probably just missing a bushing. Anyway, it's worked just fine so I haven't messed with it.

Well, now it seems to be a bit looser. For example, when I put it in 5th, the shifter goes all the way to the right of the opening. Also, I'll get a little bit of rattling from the shifter when I'm cruising in 4th. It's not jumping out of gear or anything, and the shifting action is still smooth. At first I thought it could be the new fluid, but I wouldn't expect it to make that much of a difference. Any ideas?



#2 SubaruLegacy2003


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Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:10 PM

Most definately sounds like bushing, time to get a FSM and dig in.....

#3 kevinsUBARU



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Posted 09 September 2005 - 06:10 PM

You will definately find this thread of interest...it sounds exactly like your problem, and it describes how to fix it. Good luck :)


#4 BigMattyD


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Posted 09 September 2005 - 06:41 PM

Definitely check out the thread listed in the previous reply. I posted some of the pics I took when I repaired my shifter on my website. The address is listed within the thread.

If you have specific questions, let me know. I just did it a month or two ago.


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