2006 Forester XT 4EAT
As the title says, my 4EAT bit the dust this past week. Basically, the transmission lost all fluid while driving at 80 MPH and died pulling into the airport parking lot as I was about to fly off for work. Transmission was whining, I noticed it was low on oil so I topped it off. Apparently, it was losing it faster than I thought and right as I slowed to 10 MPH in the parking lot, it clunked a couple times and stopped the car completely. I was able to limp into a parking spot, all the while it was clunking, grinding, and making me cry. I got it home last night and there was a massive puddle of trans fluid underneath it. There are metal chunks stuck to the dipstick so I'm assuming it is shot. For a replacement, I am looking for a WRX 4EAT, not a standard forester 4EAT, right? I looked on Ebay, and the dipsticks on the WRX 4EAT look right but I'm not 100%. Has anybody changed a 4EAT in a driveway before? I did on my old Jeep, but that was easy (and lifted). Am I getting in over my head assuming I can do this alone? I want my FXT back!