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hi guys i have a 2001 outback h6 auto trans. i recently went in the ditch accidentally on one of our back roads and this ditch was deep.. real deep as you can see from the pictures, i managed to point it at the field and power out and home just fine, although there was a couple HARD hits in there from the frame hitting the edge of the ditch you can see the pinch seem is all scratched to **** on both sides. but after sitting for a few hours jumped in started her up put into reverse and nothing, gave it some gas, nothing, gave it some more the the grinding and crunching sound started. hopefully that video uploads too. and before i could let off the gas BAM it kicked into gear and nearly snapped my neck, so i tried D (drive), worked okay but required a lot of rpm to move but when i got in my drive way and put it into neutral, my god the sound was awful. literally sounds like ice cubes, in a blender, regardless of rpm now, also regardless of what gear its in now it crunches. and i also noticed that the sound slowly went away with the engine as i shut the car off? any ideas with that? Also i tried to check my trans dip stick, but would not come off no matter how hard i tugged to i got the pliers and well, the finger loop snapped. so as of now i dont know how much fluid it has in it. but i do plan on jacking it up tomorrow morning and seeing what the damage is any ideas or suggestions are greatly greatly appreciated as i neede this car moving by monday. thank you all very much
 

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also the trans was shifting fairly hard before this, ocasionaly shooting up in rpm between shifts
 

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i do plan on jacking it up tomorrow morning and seeing what the damage is any ideas or suggestions are greatly greatly appreciated as i neede this car moving by monday.
That, along with checking the ATF and engine oil level, are key. Look at the bottom of the engine and transmission for damage to the oil pans. Also, check that the axles going to the wheels are intact and not pulled out slightly from the differentials. And, of course, check the suspension for damage to the various arms and bushings.
 

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Update : I jacked her up and there is really no damage underneath to the transmission pan, not even scratches, I have a 3/16" skid plate I made for the oil pan and that's scratched up a bit. So no signs of anything leaking, I will try again to get the ATF dipstick out, without the finger loop:(
 

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Just got the word from my mechanic and the trans is seized so I'm not going to get it fixed. I will start a new thread for parts, since it is now a parts car. Thanks
 

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I don't know how the trans could have been internally damaged.

But, the pan may have been very slightly pushed in, blocking the pickup. It does not take much. This is pretty common with junkyard transmissions removed by heavy hands.

I just swapped out my '03 H6 trans due to a bad pinion bearing. I may not be close enough to supply parts, but who knows...

If you get a junktard trans (not a bad option, I think) do NOT get a 2004 trans. The interchange manuals say it is a swap, but the signal for the AWD is reversed.
 

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The engine alone, in good condition is worth a lot. Finding a replacement H6 is difficult.

Weigh the options. Part out or repair. Salvage trans and JDM trans are available cheap.
 
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