[V8] Subaru question. AUDI content!
bblake1055 at aol.com
bblake1055 at aol.com
Wed Nov 25 05:13:16 PST 2009
I've got a 1990 Outback with 192,000 and shifts fine until you get into overdrive and then it downshifts back to third as if you kicked down on the gas, even though you haven't given it anymore gas.
The biggest problem I have with it is every so often the all wheel drive system locks when you're turning into a parking spot and it feels like a 4x4 truck with the differential locked. It feels like the tranny is about to fall out.
P.S The all wheel drive system is no match for the V8
93 V8 5spd
From: diemarthadie at aol.com
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Sent: Tue, Nov 24, 2009 6:19 pm
Subject: Re: [V8] Subaru question. AUDI content!
95 Legacy experience: had to have the heads pulled to do a valve job in my sister-in-laws with 60k on the freaking motor. Always changed at 4k miles or less, and with synth from new. That transmission would sometimes hunt as you describe as well.-----Original Message-----From: Roger Woodbury <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com>To: V8 at audifans.comSent: Tue, Nov 24, 2009 10:43 amSubject: [V8] Subaru question. AUDI content!As an Audi V8 owner, I have no warm fuzzies for Subarus. (That is my Audicontent!).My daughter in Virginia has a 1999 Subaru Outback with 160K or more on theclock. For the past year she has been experiencing some transmissionslipping when put into drive. This slipping happens only when the car iswarm and after having been driven first thing in the morning. When she firststarts the car in the morning all is well, but after stopping andrestarting, as in running errands and the like, the transmission seems to"hunt" as though it is trying to grasp the gears. Once engaged, the carruns fine with no slipping under power at all.She checked the fluid last night and found it a bit low so added Dexron IIIand brought it up to full, with relatively little change. It may be toosoon to know if that did make much difference, but when she dropped mygranddaughter off at the bus stop, she kept the car in gear and her foot onthe brake. It then had trouble starting off at first.I wonder if this might be a corrosion issue between the transmissioncontroller and the transmission itself, or if the clutches in the auto boxare dying?Anyone have any experience with these cars?Roger_______________________________________________Audifans V8 mailing listSend posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.comManage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8You can help keep the audifans site running by shopping at http://audifans.com/shop/ _______________________________________________Audifans V8 mailing listSend posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.comManage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8You can help keep the audifans site running by shopping at http://audifans.com/shop/
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