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Old 10-10-2003, 02:03 AM   #1
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Location: Anchorage, AK
2002 Outback Wagon

Default '02 OBW Transmission Shift Points

From reading this and other forums, I've learned that the automatic transmission in this car is of the learning type.

Since purchasing the car, my boyfriend has driven it fairly hard. Hard enough that I would think the shift points would have adjusted, or even felt different. My Chrysler automatic learns fairly quickly and the shifts are typically smooth for the make.

What neither of us have liked about the Subaru transmission is that it engages the torque converter so quickly. Like it's anxious to engage at roughly 40MPH. It's also not so quick to disengage when you push it a little. This frequently results in a 'jerky' sensation. My boyfriend just gets annoyed with it and pops it down to 3rd so that it won't do this.

The car has been disconnected from the battery a few times for various simple things, but the transmission doesn't seem to want to forget its 'learned' behaviour. Any comments? Is this just a Subaru in action?
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