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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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There's is jus a slip when I'm going from 4th to 3rd. Revs high then catchs
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Should I be scared changing my tranny fluid at 220k and not knowing the past changes? Could I run into even more problems with the trans?
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No!

Looking at the diagram posted, tighten (clockwise) to cure slip or a 'slippy shift) and loosen (counter clockwise) to cure a snatchy shift would be my assumption.

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I'd try flushing the transmission fluid first, before tackling the band adjustment as a last ditch effort.

Plenty of people have changed the transmission fluid at various miles including high milers. Lot's of good advice here Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

And general consensus appears to prefer using the OEM Subaru filter for good measure.

TBD
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Well thanks to all of you, glad I joined this forum everyone is seeming very nice other forums most people are ridcousless and rude, I'm mechanically smart in all ways I jus new to subaru and like discussing things with people whom already have them so I can round down problems
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One hundred percent do the fluid first, if you can and do adjust the band then correct the fluid you'll be adjusting it again!

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ill most likely jus do a fluid swap then see what happens then if i must adjust, i was talking to one of my buddys and he bought a impreza for stupid cheap he said it was shifting funny so he changed fluid and it quit doing it. so ill be changin this weekend.
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So I just did a quick little fluid change and a piece of black plastic came out of the drain hole, is there something up in a 4eat that has black plastic or somehow along the way did it get this in it
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