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1999 subaru outback wagon

I have trouble getting it to go into drive. It doesn't do it all the time but sometimes you have to hit the gas to get it to go into gear.

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Had the same problem. It's most likely the forward clutch seal in the auto-gear box. They're rubber and prone to breaking up around 100k miles. Look at around £800 to have a replacement fitted by an automatic specialist.

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Low trasmission pressure try changing the oil normally worst when cold check oil level cheers pierre

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