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Old 12-30-2020, 10:00 PM   #4
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Member#: 487
Join Date: Nov 1999
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Greatwood/Sgrlnd
1998 /2005 STunIcorn
Acadia Green RS-T



Kudos to you for changing your good

From my experience with my 01 Forester 4EAT
After 160k no issues with shifting at speed, issue was long pause from P to D
Bc Im maintenance nut, broke down and paid for tranny flush /filter
30k Later, I was stuck in parking lot
Had to pay to Remanufacture tranny $2k-$2500k
Shop owner (upon my request) showed me the tranny drum that holds all the discs
Anyone could see the wear on the drum from 180k of use (going from P to D)
The wear was more than a .5mm ridge.

No 210k

Few things
-after many years of not changing ATF....the old fluid holds the small wearable pieces of the clutch disks. Again, if ATF not changed regularly, that old fluid holds this particulars that actually make the tranny work correctly.
Bc ATF is a detergent, with a fluid change, those small particles are removed. Very possible to cause issues if there wasnt any b4 the fluid change
-if you do change the ATF fluid yourself, make sure you check f level for at least two weeks after the change. Reason for this, a shop removes fluid under pressure/vacuum.
Not like oil change. Can be done but you will never get all fluid out. You will be fine as long as you check ATF level some time after the garage change.
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