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1998 subaru band adjustment for auto transmission.

Hello, recently my 1998 subaru legacy limited GT 2.5l has not been shifting correctly, it is an automatic transmission. when i drive it it revs real high in 1st gear and then skips 2nd and goes to 3rd gear. in the manual it says i need to adjust the band on the transmission which is just a locknut and a bolt. i can not seem to find this band adjustment anywhere. any help eould greatly be appreciated thanks.

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It is on the left side hard to spot. Look below the heater hoses. Good luck, take your time and have a great day.

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SOURCE: hello, recently my 1998 subaru legacy limited GT

First off before adjusting anything change your tranny fluid and filter that usualy helps the tranny

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