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Old 10-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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2002 WRX

Default Reverse Only

I have a 1999 Subaru Impreza - Outback edition. I have an automatic transmission and I can't go into anything besides reverse. This has happened before and I just waited for about 15 minutes and then it worked. It happened earlier this day and it still won't go in. I have no clue what to do or even where to start. Any help/ideas would be great!
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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1993 JDM WRX Wagon


Just to be clear: you're pulling the gear selection lever back and it only goes back 1 notch to R? What about one more notch to Neutral? Also with the key in ACC possition and the engine off do you hear the shifter locking solenoid when you tap on the brake pedal? If not its likely that the solenoid isnt activating and your unable to use other gears for good reason.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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If it will physically go into drive 1 2 or 3 then its a Stuck accumulator , there is a trans conditioner from Subaru ( MOC)that helps fix it, sometimes takes 2 or 3 treatments
If your unable to physically select the drive gears then your linkage is prolly binding ( cable rusted)
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