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I have a 2001 Subaru outback VDC model and have no idea what could be causing my problem. Most of the time when I get on it or floor it, it does not react like it should and have no idea what could be causing this. If anyone knows please let me know! Thanks.
 

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Well, how does it react?

Does it behave differently starting in D, 2, or 1?

These are no beasts off the line, by any means.
 

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I will floor it and it will not down shift. It only does it sometimes. If I am just driving at like 50 or 55 and floor it, it will sometimes react and just open up and sometimes act like nothing is even happening. I just do not understand what causes the car to react.
 

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Throttle cable adjusted properly?

Check ATF level/condition recently?

Is it breathing properly? Mouse nest in the intake?

It would help if you clarified... does the engine rev up properly with the pedal? sputter or misfire? Check engine light on? Does the check engine light work? (check with key on before you start engine)

Need more details...
 

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A key test would be starting in 1 and shifting manually.

The TPS would be a suspect as well, but going through the gears manually (up and down) should tell much.
 

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What grade of gas are you running?

On mine, if I run mid-grade, it's less likely to downshift vs premium.
 
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