Join Date: Feb 2013
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I'm a new owner of a 1996 legacy outback, auto transmission. I'm having some issue that some of you may be able to help me out with. First off, My AWD is not working, only have power to the fronts. Under acceleration, and at highway cruising speeds, everything seems to be ok (other than awd not working) In situations where I am coasting for distances-particularly downhill, with no accelerator at all, my rpms will drop to around 1k, after a moment, it will jump up to 2k or 2.5k, and jerk like I'm trying to catch it in gear for a moment, and then drop back to 1k. It will do this repeatedly until I re-engage the accelerator, then all is well again. It also seems like if I am in top gear (60mph or more) It will not do it untill my speed drops to under 60mph. It also doesn't seem to do it at speeds under 30mph or so.
Someone had told me that it MAY be the trans clutch. I am completely unfamiliar with it. If it is, is this a job that I can tackle, or should I just take it to someone? I am fairly adept with tools, and do most of my repairs myself within reason. I have changed engines, replaced timing chains, replaced clutches and pressure plates, ect, but I am unsure of what this part is...
Any help would be awesome.