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2000 subaru legacy jerks from park to reverse or 1st gear to 2nd gear. Check the fluid but its full and added Lucas oil but seems it didnt help.What do you think this is? Need help.

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Read on there is another complaint similar to yoursit sounds like the low clutch piston seal is leaking ,fluid getiing past it causing lack of pressure

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