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no reverse till warm 4eat

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#1 archemitis


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Posted 10 January 2004 - 07:54 PM

its a 92 legacy turbo wagon. i think its a 4eat, im new to this newer generation stuff, its an auto 4speed.

theres no reverse till the tranny actually gets warm, then it will go in and work. could this be a linkage issue? its only got 122k on it. and a guy is about to give it to me because he thinks the tranny is fried.

#2 ShawnW


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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:43 PM

Do Fwd gears work? It sounds like its overfilled.

#3 archemitis


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Posted 11 January 2004 - 12:11 PM

yes, all the forward gears work, fine, aparently, although i havent driven it. just no reverse. till its hot.

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 08:52 PM

The no reverse symptom sounds like something I ran into a couple of months ago:
My parent's have a '90 Legacy 4-sp auto with exactly 80,000 miles on it. They've owned it since new. My dad was mentioning to me that it reverse was acting up. Shift it into reverse and it would just sit there and go nowhere for a long while.... worse when cold. I asked dad how long ago the Tranny Fluid/Filter had been changed.... and the answer was "NEVER"! 80k on original fluid! I was shocked, to say the least.
Next day I drained and dropped the pan. The fluid was a nasty brown color. Got about 2 more quarts out when I dropped the filter. 6.5 quarts refilled it, so I only got a bit more than 50% out, but what a difference! Shifts nice and reverse is no problem now.
I'll drain/refill again in a few months to get more of the old stuff out.

Short version: from my limited experience a new filter and fluid may fix the problem. Dont' pass up the '92.

#5 archemitis


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Posted 12 January 2004 - 02:11 PM

i have heard flush and fill, and adjustment could help. guess i'll try the adj first.

do all turbos have rear discs?

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