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Transmission will not activate in drive, once it is warmed up

Starting up cold its fine, and once activated it shifts perfectly. Reverse gives no problem whatsoever.There is no slipping in any gear while accelerating when worm or cold. It just dosn't want to shift into drive or any forward gear or hesitates for a long period of time when warm. I feal this is a electrical problem. Any help would be apreciated.Subaru in Duluth Mn told me they don't repair transmissions, they just replace them."For for about $4000.00!!!!!!!

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  • mikekay33 Sep 06, 2008

    Turn's out, conditioner did not work. I read on another website that a half can of Sea foam might free up the valves. And it did, haven't had any more trouble with it since. But thanks for the atempted help.

  • enhodges Jan 31, 2009

    i have the same problem. once the car is in gear it runs fine. getting into drive is a nightmare

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Put in a bottle of lucas transmission conditioner will fix it

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