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Old 12-31-2006, 02:27 AM   #1
Geeky1
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Default 07 STi- difficult to downshift into 1st or 2nd?

Hi all. I just took delivery of a STi Limited last week, and I've noticed something that I find very strange while I've been driving it... The car flat out refuses to allow me to downshift into 2nd until I get down to 20 or 25mph, and to get it into 1st I have to be at almost a standstill.

This makes no sense to me... I mean, the transmission is fully synchronized (as I'd expect from any manual transmission in a car built in 2006... ), And I've even tried double clutching. It just will not go into gear. It doesn't feel like the cogs are engaging at all, even if I push pretty hard on the shifter... It almost feels like there's something blocking the gate so I can't get the shifter back far enough to engage the gear.

I do have the shift light set for 3800rpms to remind me to shift at 4k while the engine is breaking in, and I suppose if Subaru wanted to be really clever they could set it up so that the car won't allow downshifts that would put the engine over the speed the shift light is set for, but somehow I tend to doubt that's what's going on.

So yeah... I'm at a complete loss here. Any ideas?
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:44 AM   #2
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misunderstood. Sorry.


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Old 12-31-2006, 02:54 AM   #3
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I think you may have misunderstood... It won't go into 2nd until I get below 20 or 25, and it has to be at almost a standstill (i.e. below 5mph) to get into 1st.

And I'll post in that thread...
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:44 AM   #4
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off to the dealer you shall go. report back with findings.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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Im having the same exact problem with my 07 STI. Has about 2500 miles on it and it's been doing it since day one. I thought it was normal, but its a pain in the ass.
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