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Old 10-17-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
Bill Irwin
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Default Need technical Advice - Auto Transmission

2005 Turbo Baja Auto - 75,000 miles / recently had my timing belt and spark plugs changed (trust my mechanic, specializes Subaru) but after doing so I noticed a hesitation/slippage from 1-2 gear, and 2-3 gear. Transmission fluid was changed, not metal flakes in pan. Could there be a reason timing belt/plugs affected the transmission. If not and it's a fluke that happened same time could there be a simpler fix. It has a whirring egg beater sound during the shifting 1-2 and 2-3. If I punch the accelerator it is very noticeable slippage and lurch. I could have a used tranny put in for $2,100 but since mine only has 75,000 miles I don't think a used is way to go if the one I have could be a minor fix. Thoughts ?
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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2005 F-Inductd BAJA
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Engine repair really has nothung to do with the tranny unless you had hundreds of ponies shredding the tranny. I was told by a old school mechanic to never change fluids in a tranny unless it was a consistent maintenance of it. Once fresh fluid pushes thru in the tranny, it forces seals and cause them to break because the transmission is used to old fluid. I changed the fluid of a Chevy and 40 miles later or so, the tranny broke.
I hope itís not your case but if is slipping, itís done and needs to be repaired. A good mechanic could check the ecu for issues but physical symptoms of slipping is mechanical.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:15 AM   #3
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2005 Baja Turbo
White/Silver/Black 3tone


Build it. The Turbo puts out some decent power, go get a shift kit and rebuild the 4EAT. The shift kit should come with all the clutch packs and seals... It'll give you a firm, but not painful shift. And your tranny should last a lot longer if you do rebuild it.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:14 PM   #4
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The place I bought mine from did it at 94k which is a big no no with automatic transmissions they are vary temperamental when it comes to the fluids and unless you do it exactly when the factory tells you donít ever do it unless absolutely nessary that goes for any vehicle!! Now mine did the same thing as yours and they did all the same work as you and mine worked it self out after a few months and now it works properly but I will say I live in the mountains in pa and beat mine daily lol I would say yours will work itís way out if mine was going to fail it would have lol
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