[V8] Subaru question. VLAC

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Tue Dec 1 15:42:44 PST 2009

Roger Woodbury wrote:
> Ok, so my daughter who has the '97 Subaru Outback has had the transmission
> analyzed.  

> The diagnosis was the reverse drum seal failure and replacement or overhaul
> is the only repair.  $3900.00!  Ouch.

If that was the dealer, I'd try an independent shop. If she can't find one of 
those, I'd take it to the local Aamco shop (although I've never used them) and 
have them diagnose it. It may be that just a clean filter and fresh fluid might 
make it behave (at least for another year or two).

Kent McLean
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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