My CVT is toast at 125k. So I'm about to get a used one from the junkyard. Which model years can I use to replace my 2014? I have the 2.5 N/A engine.
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Base Premium 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Limited 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Limited w/EyeSight 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Plus 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Premium 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Premium w/EyeSight 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Touring 2014, 2015, 2016
Subaru Forester 2.5L CVT Touring w/EyeSight 2014, 2015, 2016
Forgive me if you've already exhausted all other possibilities (and for not directly answering your question). Have you tried to talk to Subaru of America to see if they might cover the cost of replacing the CVT? Stranger things have happened and they've had to extend the warranty to 10 years/100k miles because of these CVT problems. I don't want to get your hopes up but they have been known to do a one-time good will repair.
For what it's worth, I'm currently in the same boat as you (my '14 Forester XT Touring w turbo is at the dealership as of Monday) but I am very fortunate in that I was on the right side of the 100k mile limit when mine crapped out.
A: Great advice,
. also dont take something like that apart unless you have verified with dealer. that is a big assumption to make and take action on based on the advice of a shop. unless you know for a fact that your mechanic is really talented and capable and also is fair an honest.I have known many mechanics i only trust an incredibly well chosen and filtered few. but mainly just
Oscar and Doc at mid-hudson subaru in wappingers falls NY
The guys and The Bobby Shoppe in hopewell junction NY
B: im incredibly curious too, did you ever change the CVT fluid or had the fluid level and condition checked. The typical 120 point inspection that subaru dealers do when taking in your car for repair does not count. they will only check the CVT fluid level and condition if you ask them and are forcable about it. the only other time it will be if you have the 30K, 60K, 90K maintenance routine and inspections done at a subaru dealer.
Well I've already gotten the old one out at this point. They replaced the short block at 96k so I don't think I'd get much more from them. I found a part # on the transmission TR580 so I just need to know if a TR580 out of 2016 model can be used to replace it.
Start using parts.subaru.com to research. also subaru may have covered you but you do not know if you do not ask. its too late now.
Just curious if you ever changed the fluid in your toasted CVT? I know that Subaru says it is not necessary but some change it anyways.
Agreed, im push this theory on this forum. the fluid is serviceable, if you care to read more see,
It wasn't a fluid issue with the old one. The differential bearing went bad and I pulled out a large chunk of what is left of it. The transmission isn't supposed to need a reprogramming. It should be a plug & play operation.
Please explain house a failure of the front difff affected the CVT, they are separate from each other, bolted together but they separate. please better explain?