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Hello all,

So I teach high school shop class and we just rebuilt a 2.5 motor on a 2001 Outback. Now, to start, my students did not follow the directions and removed the torque converter. In the process that tube that drives the pump came out. They also broke the clip that holds that on. All that said, we got a new clip, we installed the TC and then the engine.

After the engine install, we had a few problems, but one of them is that it is leak (what I think is) gear oil and the AT is not engaging fully. It does some, but barely.

My friend who is a Subaru guy said that the TC was probably not properly seated. Which makes sense to me, but before we pull that engine back out I just want to make sure it isn't just the TC not having enough fluid in it or something else. When we mated the engine/flexplate with the TC they seemed to align really well. I figured it was all the way in. We never drained the fluid from the TC, but for all I know a student could have done that without me know.

I just want to gameplan before we dive in. Any advice is appreciated.
 

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Yeah, we mated up the engine and transmission and the TC spun freely. Of course, I am working with teenagers, so they never cease to amaze me, but it all appeared good.

If the TC was emptied (which it wasn't supposed to be), how long would it take to fill?
 

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Ok, just checked. ATF is still low and we're leaking gear oil? Not sure how a gear oil leak came about.
 

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Ok, well I got under there now, myself, and confirmed that it isn't gear oil, it's motor oil, but dripping from around the front differential and the steering rack. We can't pinpoint the source yet.
 
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