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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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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.

If you have lost track of your old thread it's here: Gen 3 - Loss of Power/Slip When Aceelerating & Turning
When I asked you to get back to your original thread it was trying to help you get answers, not trying to scold you.

When asking for help with a fairly technical issue, there are only about a dozen deeply knowledgeable active forum members and you have to be patient, and respond to anyone who engages in your thread to keep it active. Realize that fellow forum members are only trying to help. If they ask a question, answer it. If you can provide even more detail it may help get additional responses, but less information doesn't get you better responses.

I'm active but highly technical things are way over my head - sometimes I ask clarifying questions that come to mind not because I think I have the answer, but I'm trying to help the original poster provide more context so that the more skilled people have information to provide better responses.
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