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2000 Subaru Forester is slow to shift into drive. It takes more than 2 or 3 seconds when shifting from reverse into drive. The transmission is under warranty. Should we be getting a new transmission or is everything normal. Thanks!

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Try replacing the transmission filter and the trannie fluid. Mine would only go in reverse, and now it drives pretty well. This year has a screw on filter. Hope this helps

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Check that the Duty Solenoid B is good. Diagnostic may indicate a code 12. Easy to replace. Solenoid is on valve body next to filter. Must drop pan and should be right there. Call Subaru dealer with your VIN number and they can verify. Price is about $150 to purchase over dealer parts counter.

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SOURCE: Transmission hesitates when put into drive 2000 subaru Forester

You did not mention model or miles. Off hand sounds like fluid. Check level and condition of fluid. If many miles maybe needing to change filter and drain and replace fluid. Hope this helps, good luck and have a good day.

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i'm assuming you don't have a hubshark,this is a tool that will alllow you to remove the bearing while the knuckle is attached to the car,you may be able to rent this tool at a auto prts store .if not you need to remove the entie knuckle,first remove the trailing arm bolt,then the lateral link bolt{long and stubborn bolt},disassemble the brake shoes and parking brake cable,abs sensor if equipped the knuckle to strut bolt{no marking necessary they are not eccentric} then you need a to use or borrow a press to remove hub and bearings good luck

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There is a locking solenoid under the plastic shroud around you shifter. When you put on your brake the solenoid is supposed to pull back to release the shifter.
The buzzing you are hearing is that solenoid trying to pull back. Going to have to replace it.

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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