Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south jersey
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester XT Premium
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ReFILLING the 2015 2.5I CVT transmission
Yes,while attempting to change the engine oil in my 2015 Forester 2.5i, I
mistakenly removed the CVT trans drain plug. First, I received very good info from many of the folks on this forum. I purchased 7 quarts of CVT fluid from my Subaru dealer. I also had the Subaru spec. for replacing the fluid.
A- I jacked the vehicle up,with all four wheels off the ground. I used a carpenters level and checked the front ,rear and both sides of car for being level.
B-Opened the fill plug on the trans,located on the drivers side of the trans.
C- With engine off,I started filling the trans with fluid,it took approx. 4 quarts,then it started to drip out the fill hole.
D- Replaced the trans fill plug.
E- I started the engine and placed the transmission selector from park,to reverse,to neutral then drive.Then placed the selector from drive to neutral
to reverse and finally park. At that time I shut the engine off and continued to refill the trans until fluid leaked out the fill hole.Replace trans plug.
F-I used a small industrial thermometer for the task of making sure the
fluid was up to the required Subaru spec.(approx 100 degrees F)
G-Started engine ,ran the trans through the gears as stated in E. ,carefully remove trans. fill plug and continue to fill with CVT fluid until it runs out the fill hole,then stop filling and let any excess fluid drain out . Use thermometer
to check fluid temp ,once it reaches acceptable temp. replace fill plug.
H- Remove jacks and test drive car,listening for any noises and or
feeling any shutters or jerks from the trans.
I - If you feel or hear anything new with the operation of the trans,go back
and jack up car and recheck your work.
J- You have completed the procedure,lets hope you dont make that mistake again. ( I used approx 5.75 quarts of CVT fluid for this procedure.) ed