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My 2004 outback, if stopped at an intersection, will sometimes drop out of drive with a clunk, and might clunk back in. Putting it in neutral then drive will always bring it back in, as will increasing the throttle. Throttle icrease always causes a clunk if it has dropped out, but neutral to drive does not.

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  • billf945 Mar 31, 2011

    Thanks for that John. I totally forgot to mention that the Valve body got replaced a week ago ($4000 NZ), but the problem is still there - although I think it is gradually happening less - could this be the case, or is it wishful thinking? I will take it back to the auto trans shop if you think I could ask them to do what you suggested.

  • billf945 Mar 31, 2011

    John, please see my new post on this problem.

  • billf945 Mar 31, 2011

    I will take your info to the shop and see what they say / get them to do what you suggest. I will leave this solution open so I can let you know the outcome, if that is OK. Thanks, Bill.

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For some reason you are loosing fluid pressure to the low gear clutch, there are a few things that might cause this most of them are not good, but there is one thing you can do with just a few hand tools, try doing a service and add some transX you might get lucky, we call transX magic fluid in a can. also make sure the transmission is full of fluid. if after trying this there is no change then you are going to have to do what is called a ling pressure test. you do this by installing a pressure gage in the service port on the transmission and and checking the output pressure of the transmission pump. it does take some special tools and a special skill set to go much further. the transmission is pretty complected and i cant recommend trying to dissemble the thing yourself, you could do a lot more damage the good......sorry

let me know if there is any thing else i can do for you.

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    john nail Mar 31, 2011

    it might be trash in or under the valve body try the transX if it does not help then i wiuld return it to the shop $4000 WOW! i hope the NZ means that it is not US, if you cant find the transX were you are go to napa.com they will ship any were.

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    john nail Mar 31, 2011

    good luck

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