The most common automatic transmission problem on a trip is overheating, which is why transmission coolers are so popular. A scan at the transmission shop may pull something up or you could choose to leave it alone for the time being until when or if the problem surfaces again. The earliest date is in 2001. Yeah, I did check the fluid level, sorry I left that out. Has the transmission been shifting poorly? The price of diagnostics and repairs can become very expensive to find an issue that the codes are trying to tell you. Is this true that you can't just replace solenoids or electrical components in a transmission? The night no longer flashes and it shifts correctly.
If you start the car then shut it off, then re start it, since the car didnt move, there would be no failure. Others will have more and better information. What do you folks think? Hannon wrote in message news:. Most people do not have a scan tool, but most local automotive parts stores will scan the vehicle for free. Got a new filter and transmission fluid flush as well.
All proceeds go to the expansion and maintenance mdhmotors. This is going to sound crazy, but my car seems to have healed itself. When I went to purchase it, they said it was in the shop because they were changing a sensor on it and when I asked for what the sensor was, they were pretty vague about it. Lack of final drive oil causes the ring and pinion gear to bind and this may show up as a bucking or lurching and overheated transmission fluid due to the transmission being stressed so much. After changing or charging the battery, leave the negetive battery cable disconnected. In the meantime, you should top off the transmission fluid.
The check engine light will not come on if fluid levels are low or if the temp is getting to high, I am pleased to know that you checked all of the fluids, most wouldn't have even the slightest thought to even try checking them. Some Legacys had to have a transmission fluid cooler added at the dealer due to a recall way back when. I would go to your local parts store and have them check the codes for free because a dealer will have to charge you labor for them to check due to the knowledge needed to use the highly sophisticated scan tool they use. Subaru of America keeps stats on customer satisfaction with their service departments and they'll grudgingly inform you if you ask nicely. Martin Hand has over 15 years experience in Asian and European Import Auto Repair.
For all I know, I could be doing permament damage to the engine. If the 2 fluids are fine both as to quantity and condition then you should get the vehicle scanned at a transmission shop. I am not a mechanic and feel totally in the dark about all of this. It's very useful when towing. This is the underlying issue that you need to solve. Reconnected the wire connector broke but have rechecked since and is fine, was reading the torque convertor solenoid voltage code, went away when vehicle started.
Having the vehicle scanned really is the best way to have a better idea of what is going on. I can't detect anything wrong with the car on full lock. Transmission fluid temperature is the most common killer of the soft parts in the system - it's potential big trouble. He said that might have been caused by the coolant that spilled when the head blew, and said it should burn out eventually so not to worry about it. Usually shudder comes from a slipping torque converter clutch but it could also be one of the overdrive clutches.
Without a scan being done, it is a huge guessing game with a lot of components that can be the cause. See also: If the power window automatic function closing only does not operate properly, perform the following procedure to initialize the power window system. Glad to hear things are looking up. If the light's blinking with one or more long 1. Gil 96 and 99 Legacies How does it beahve in very tight turns. What happens if, say, your alternator dies and they can't get you in for two weeks then? Please take that to Craigslist, eBay, or a forum that allows For Sale theads.
Like I said, the light has not turned on since, but still. For email, subtract the cube root of 10648. The torque bind will not change since the solenoid failed and there is your answer. It can be as simple as running hard with a heavy load on the car. These articles, questions and comments are very time consuming so even a small donation gives me motivation to keep educating automotive owners. Rules is a place for new, old, and potential Subaru Forester owners to show off their Foresters, ask questions, post news and anything else related to the Forester. This will hopefully eliminate all the guess work, or at least point everyone in right direction for better diagnosis.
The dipstick should be on the passenger side, up front, and down low. There is another thread on this board that describes in detail with some pictures , just what you need to do to read the exact trouble code. Is it a coincidence that I just had a bunch of work done on the car and the engine was completely removed in order for this work to be done , and now a whole slew of new problems surface? I had the timing belt replaced last year so the mechanic said he only had to rebuild the top of the engine rather than the whole thing. What is code 27 for again? The automatic transmission fluid is running hot, apparently. The mechanic put the scanner on it and it was coming up as the Oxygen sensor. This will stop the flashing.