Join Date: May 2012
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Car: 2011 Outback Prm AWP 6MT
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5MT Jerks On/Off the Throttle
Ever since I purchased my car in May of 2012, the car would jerk one or more times coming on or off the throttle. The car can be in any gear, and the clutch is always fully engaged when this occurs. Being in a low gear, high in the rev range, and letting off the throttle, will greatly exacerbate the issue. It does not matter necessarily how quickly I let off the throttle.
Basically it feels like a really rough transition from acceleration to deceleration or vice versa. When transitioning from deceleration to acceleration, often times the jerk will be accompanied by a clunking noise from the transmission.
Roughly 100-200 miles ago I had the transmission and rear diff fluids changed with Subaru Extra-S gear oil. While I saw improvements, this phenomenon still occurs gets quite annoying after a while, especially in slow moving stop and go traffic.
Has anyone else encountered and issue like this before? What could be the root cause and is there a solution?