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  1. TR690 Fluid Flush

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Anyone pump out the fluid from a TR690 (the CVT on the 3.6R or WRX) to do a complete flush? I'm thinking the transmission cooler at the front is a good spot at the same time not a fan if air becomes trapped in there forever (thinking unlikely). I wish the service manual would label which one is...
  2. 2011 Forester CVT transmission..

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    I need to ideally flush and fill my transmission fluid, at the very least do a d&f 2 times..where can I find solid, tried and tested instructions? I’ve found some videos online but the instructions vary and I don’t want to pick the wrong one. going to a mechanic is not an option rn and I can’t...
  3. Reman CVT mileage?

    Problems & Maintenance
    Our 2012 CVT went out this past March. Inside 10 years but over 100k miles so it did not get the extended warranty replacement. I offered to cut my losses and trade in the busted rig for a new one off the lot and the dealership refused. As those who have been through this before know they also...
  4. Gen 5 2017 3.6 Touring = CVT Slipping at 40K

    Problems & Maintenance
    Sad but true: 40K miles of “just regular driving” and we’re getting CVT slippage from every stop; bad vibration and hopping if starting up a hill. Anybody experiencing the same?
  5. Track day in a 5th Gen. Have you done it?

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Thinking about tracking my 2015 2.5 It's in the driveway, it's predictable, it's paid for... Anyone done it? Anyone have prep ideas based on the experience? Things to consider? CVT fun and games?
  6. At temp light flashing, won't shift from neutral to reverse, blinkers out

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    2010 4 cylinder 251k miles. Subaru replaced the cvt valve body a few years ago. I was pulling a trailer today, and on the return trip from where I was going, the at temp light started flashing. There was no noticeable difference in performance. At that point I pulled over to let the transmission...
  7. CVT Woes

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Good day all. First post, please be gentle. I have searched. But I haven't found my specific issue, so I figured I'd ask. 2012 Outback with 2.5 and CVT. 217,000km. I've owned it for 5 years and have taken good care of it. And very recently changed tires to 225/70/16 Cooper Discoverers. If that...
  8. Three video series on repairing TR690 bad solenoid in valve body, in a home garage.

    News & Media
    This series of videos has very few views, but I found it very informative, leading from diagnosis to repair, from the perspective of a Subie guy who isn't a professional mechanic, sharing his experience, and hoping it helps someone else in the spirit of information sharing and DIY.
  9. CVT Fluid Test Results

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Good morning everyone. Last month I started this thread discussing if & when to do a cvt drain & fill service. I mentioned in the thread I would have my dealer perform a drain & fill on my next service appointment and I would send a sample of the fluid to Blackstone Labs for analysis. I had the...
  10. Transmission needs replacement…

    Problems & Maintenance
    Been driving a 2011 Outback w/ 113k for barely a month when the CEL, BRAKE light, AT oil temp light, traction control, and cruise control started flashing. Everything seemed fine when it was bought, clean CARFAX, regular maintenance, evidently taken care of, etc. Read the diagnostics and got...
  11. CVT issue?

    Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Hi! Just got my first outback last week. 2020 limited, absolutely love it! This may be me being new to a CVT, but something I’ve noticed is, in stop and go traffic or approaching a red light at low speeds. Near the end of the stop, it’s as if the car is downshifting and giving it an extra...
  12. 2020 Outback CVT

    Gen 6: 2020-Future
    I am seriously considering purchasing either the 2020 Outback Premium or the Ford Edge with auto trans. I actually like the Outback better but the one thing that is causing me concern is potential problems with the Subaru CVT. I usually run my vehicles for 100k. Looks like it is only...
  13. CVT Fluid Change

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hello everyone. My 2019 Touring 3.6R currently has 48,800 miles. I do long daily commutes and the mileage adds up quickly. Because of this, I try to be vigilant with my maintenance to ensure my cars are trouble free. I've always performed oil changes and frequent transmission fluid drain & fills...
  14. Can Bad Torque Converter and Valve Body damage CVT (4th Gen 2012 Outback 2.5)

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Hello Outback friends, Main Question: Can a bad torque converter and/or valve body damage the main CVT? ( 4th Gen 2012 Outback 2.5 with 130k miles) My symptoms are hesitation / lurching from a stop to drive. I've read through many posts about torque converters and CVTs but none quite answer...
  15. TR580 GEN II CVT Interchange?? 2013 Outback

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Hey everybody. First post, but always been kinda creepin'. Anyways I have a 2013 Outback giving me some grief with the CVT. After spending a few hours researching transmissions, I'm still kinda at a loss. Basically I'm curious if anybody has swapped a different year TR580 into a 2013 Outback...
  16. Transmission problem - 2012 2.5i Outback

    Problems & Maintenance
    I've had a pretty good run with my 2012 Outback, racking up 160,000 miles while performing all factory maintenance at the dealer where we bought it. A couple other things along the way, new A/C compressor and rear wheel bearings, for example. Engine still runs great but out of the blue we got a...
  17. Which TR690 Trans for my car?

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Hey everyone, I have just had my trans replaced with a used one at a genuine Subaru dealership. I have a 2012 2.5i Premium EJ25 with a TR690JHBBA, however they replaced it with a TR690JHABA. From my research the JHABA seems to be for the 2010 model only and the JHBBA for the 2011-12 models...
  18. Love the CVT, hate the "fake shifting"

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Any indication they will phase this programming out? It really degrades the drivability of the vehicle. My daughter recently bought a '06 Murano with a CVT - smooth as can be - no fake shifting, no hunting for a ratio, just the right RPMs to provide the right power to the wheels like a CVT...
  19. CVT replaced on 2015 3.6R with 65K miles

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Posting this for anecdotal data point . . . On July 9 I took my 2015 3.6R with 65,000 miles in for three issues: Knocking from front wheel wells when turning or low speed steering Leak evident on driver side where engine case meets transmission/transfer case (not sure which) Rear hatch had...