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Old 06-30-2004, 11:40 AM   #8
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Another nice one. .....especially in light of the recent onslaught of "shifting" threads. This should help.

One note in regards to the below Q&A:
Originally posted by Unabomber
Is resting my hand on the shifter bad? While there isn't any specific information that this causes or accelerates transmission related failures on Subarus, it is a concern for some other manufacturers' vehicles. That being said, the safest course of action would be to keep both hands on the wheel unless actually shifting.
There actually is some information in the Subaru manual that addresses this concern. This is from Section 7 of the 2003 WRX Manual: "Do not drive with your hand resting on the shift lever. This may cause wear on the transmission components". Your response kinda sounded as though Subaru had nothing to say on the subject.

Anyhow, it's nice of you to take the time to write these FAQ's up. Thanks again.

- Kean
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