Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Car: 2005 Outback Wagon with 2.5L NA Auto
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2005 Auto Transmission Upshift Bang or Clunk
Hi All -
I've been searching and can't find a thread on this topic.
I've got @94k miles on an automatic. Just had the transmission serviced 900 miles ago.... BG flush and refill with BG automatic transmission fluid that claims to be compatible with the Subaru transmission fluid. Now I'm not so sure.
I experienced the problem the first time this past Saturday. Wife's car. She says "oh yeah, meant to tell you about that."
Cold start, less than a half mile, accelerating normally up to 35 mph. Experience a "bang" like hitting a 2-inch high pavement transition. Was eased off throttle at the point. Guess it's the torque converter locking up, but seems unlikely since car isn't warmed up and the speed is too low? Maybe shifting into high gear? Torque converter issue?
I don't know if it's related to the tranny flush or not. I've had things like this pop up after maintenance and not even be related to the maintenance done. Murphy likes to try to fool me this way.