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Auto Trany Lagging Shifting Into Forward Gears
Posted 06 October 2003 - 11:32 AM
I HAVE A '99 FORESTER. UPON PURCHASE NOTICED THERE WAS LAG TIME SHIFTING FROM NEUTRAL TO DRIVE. SUBARU SERVICE ADVISED THIS WAS NORMAL. JUST AFTER MY 60K WARRANTY WAS UP TRANY STARTED TO SHIFT HARD/BANG INTO FORWARD GEARS. NOW THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL LAG TIME BEFORE IT WILL SHIFT THAN BANGS INTO GEAR. AT 65K IT'S SO BAD I CAN'T EVEN DRIVE IT. I'VE BEEN VISITING VARIOUS FORUMS AND NOW SEE THAT OTHERS HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. SOUNDS LIKE A DEFECT TO ME. DOES ANYONE HAVE MORE DETAILS ON LAGGING TRANSMISSIONS? I'VE ALSO SEEN MESSAGES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE REPLACED THE TRANY SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. PRETTY SCARY.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:00 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:45 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 04:51 PM
Now you know why I will never buy another automatic transmission
Posted 06 October 2003 - 07:36 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 11:11 PM
The transmission was serviced at 35K which included draining & changing the filter. I took the car into the Subaru dealership with a stack of complaints I have found on other forums regarding Forester's & Outback's with the same problem. They confirmed I need a new transmission and have offered to split the cost of a rebuilt trany....$4700. I'm going to plead my case with the service mgr. tommorow & ask to meet with the Regional rep. I think they should cover the entire cost and figure I have nothing to lose at this point.
Posted 07 October 2003 - 03:03 AM
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