2002 Forester L Manual
My manual trany started popping out of 4th this week and I noticed the shifter had a lot of movement when I decelerated or accelerated. I was planning on having it looked at next week. Last night it drove fine and only popped out of 4th once or twice on deceleration. I figured it was a motor mount or trany mount or sheared bolt that caused the engine/trany/gearshift to move. I start it today and notice the CEL is blinking and I have lost maybe 50% power. It idles rough but smooths out when accelerating. It has some noise at idle but I would expect more if I had dropped a valve or thrown a rod! Could it have pulled a vacuum hose or sensor wire off with the movement? What else would cause a power loss after it had run fine the day before? The Timing belt has maybe 20K on it. So I am stumped! Taking it into my mechanic to get final word.