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Automatic gearbox no third or fourth gears - 1991 Subaru Legacy

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    I have a 91 legacy AWD auto trans,it takes about 5 seconds to ingage into D or R I can take off in D go up to 3000 RPM hold the throttle steady at the 3000 it will not shift into 2nd but if i let off the throttle,it will shift into 2nd but not 3rd or 4th.thank god i live in a very small town,BUT i cant leave here at a high speed anyway.Thanks Guys.....

  • lofty4112 Feb 06, 2009

    my subaru auto gear box has this problem it goes in first gear,reverse but when i put in drive it want to change but comes back to first gear when in drive.
    can you help,i need repair manule also.
    model subaru lagecy 2002. BE5C48T.
    Eng - EJ 20BOX CBE.
    Chass-BE5C48T

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Trans model is a 4EAT.Subaru's version of the Nissan RE4RO1A.I would go after the solenoids first.Codes are pulled manually on that car with a procedure involving turning the ignition key on,moving the shifter,key off,move the shifter,key off..etc.Thats how trans codes are pulled out of the vehicle,and it is an exacting procedure as prescribed by Subaru.That is the very first step,as diagnositc codes will lead you in the direction of the malfunction.However,those trans' are known for problematic solenoids,and i replace the solenoids with new on every overhaul i perform.The ones on your car should be click checked with 12 volts,ohms checked,and amps checked.If the solenoids pass testing,then likely an internal trans problem.Back to the codes FIRST though.As a final resort,before removing trans from vehicle,remove trans pan and visually inspect.If lots of metal,you have internal problem.

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your three-four synchro or you need a new clutch, hope it's the clutch, the synchro will cost alot

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Take it in & have it scanned, may only be a faulty solenoid or even brake switch may cause code & symptoms. Sooner you get it in, the cheaper it will probably be to repair it

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