Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Worcester, MA
Car: 2000, Subaru Outback SOHC 2.5L
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The same problem occurs when it is in a lower gear 1,2,3, or Drive.
It seems to be worse after backing up in reverse, followed by going foward.
My father always told me that if the fluid has never been changed on an old transmission, you shouldn't change it. The reason being, the old fluid has gunk in there that is keeping the trans alive, and changing the fluid removes it, thereby killing the transmission. I was hoping it was air in the lines or something easy, but it sounds like that is not the case.
There are so many other problems with the car, I think I will just drive it into the ground or pray that someone rear ends it or steals it. If someone wants my address, just let me know. Car bomb, whatever, just make this hunk of junk disappear. Even the thermometer in the mirror went out, after the radio, and the window switch, and the passenger window fell off its track or something, it has low oil pressure despite a new oil pump and oil sending unit....Good thing it has a car alarm, LOL.