Join Date: May 2007
Location: About to leave Chicago!
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP.
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Not the smoothest trans I've driven, but I can't complain.
My .02c would be to do a trans fluid flush if you don't know how old it is. A how to is in the Do It Yourself section here on the forums. Basically a new fliter and 3-4 drain and fills will equal basically fresh new fluid.
Also, you might try and reset the ECU. Easiest way: disconnect the battery, press the brake pedal several times to kill any system charge left, or let it sit for a while. Reconnect battery and go for a drive under common conditions and route. The car will try to learn patterns to some extent.
2003 Outback wagon: "Kaylee". 144,000 and counting.
Basics: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30, PureOne oil filter, Fram air filter, Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc ATF, Mobil 1 75W90, Michelin Primacy MXV4.
Mods: 2004 Forester XT shift knob, Fumoto oil drain valve, Phillips VisionPlus low beams, Phillips HIR1 high beam upgrade, Nokya Hyper Yellow 2500K fog lights.
Also: More rust than I care to think about.