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Sluggish car autobox...

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by roversd1, May 3, 2005.

  1. roversd1

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    1993 Subaru Legacy 2.0l estate, 60,000m which should have 137 bhp, it has an autobox which makes it slower than slow thing.

    Its seems to loose all power past 2500rpm - I think its the torque converter as it guzzelled 2 litres of ATF which helped a lot. But, I think it should be better.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Do the following - if you do not know what to do, go to a specialist

    Drain all the oil and flush the box and cooler, retorque the brake bands to correct setting, refill with correct specification fluid.

    If it doen't work properly, check that kickdown works, check the gearbox ECU software version, solenoid operation.
     
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    oooooh..... specialist time.
     
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    Well, an update:

    Took the car up to Cornwall on Friday - 300 mile trip that should flush any problems out.

    Just past Stonehenge on the A303, passing a truck at 55mph, flat out, foot to the floor, laughing at how slow the car is and wish something would... BANG!!!!

    The loudest ******** bang I've ever heard a car do! But, who cared! The Subaru suddenly went a sheep load faster and except for the noise it was fine.

    Stopped off at a garage to check the damage and found that, due to rusty backbox inards, the exhaust gasses had nowhere to go. The build up of fuel rich fumes had litterally blown the back box apart as if a small grenade had gone off.

    New back box fitted (£89) and I now have a completely normal Subaru Legacy.....


    the joys of motoring....
     
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    Glad it was just the exhaust - no excuse for modern autos to be slow!
     

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