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P0600, Limp mode, ER HC, ER SS

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2008 Outback 2.5i Limited w/ VDC. When I put the car into drive it moves forward but when I press the gas it just revs, it will accelerate under its own power and allow some throttle response once moving but if I give it too much gas it just revs higher. This is especially problematic when making a sharp turn, causing the car to be undrivable on public roads.

Background on the car: The guy I bought the car from said it needed a transmission. I found it had the WRONG transmission in it (one without VDC, code TZ1B8LFEBA) so I replaced it with the proper transmission (with VDC, code TV1B8MFEBA) and got 1,500 miles out of the replacement. I was driving, made a turn, the car revved without acceleration for a few seconds and slammed super hard into gear and threw all the dash lights. I limped back down the highway about 3 miles to my shop and that was that. Scanned and had a code for a pressure control solenoid (can't remember exact code) and decided to just replace the trans again.

I installed the next used replacement, and the first drive seemed like a big improvement until it got up to full temp and started doing the things mentioned in the first paragraph. Last time I scanned it I had codes C0045, C0022, C0052, no Pxxxx codes stored in the ECM or TCM. I figured there's no way this thing is just spitting out trannys so I replaced the TCM and it's still not fixed. Fluid level looks good and no noticeable faults in the wiring. Where else do I look or how do I go about about testing things? Any input is appreciated.
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Merged duplicate threads; moved to Gen 3 subforum.

Please, one thread start per subject.

And - welcome to the Subaru Outback forums!
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Why aren't you responding to your older thread about the same issue? You originally gave a lot more back story to the situation there. Making new threads for the same problem won't help.
I've been checking the orignal thread but somehow I wasn't getting updates that anyone replied so I tried again, without all the words to scare everyone off
You can achieve exactly the same effect by bumping your own original post with another short appeal for help - typically this takes the form of "No response; does anyone know?". It will then appear in the list of New Posts and be read, and in many cases, people who had hung back the first time they read it, thinking someone else was more qualified to respond, will then jump into the thread themselves.

Posting in a new thread without the details will not achieve this, as most of us don't recall your first, lengthier post, so we don't go back and read it. @SilverOnyx is rather unique here; he remembers everything, I think. :)
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