I had no choice but to drive the car the rest of the way home, and since then, the light has not turned on again. I am not a mechanic and feel totally in the dark about all of this. If this was my vehicle, it would have had its trans fluid changed 7 times in its 200k+ miles. Hi, The latest poster here is indeed right - the flashing light indicates that the Transmission Control Module a little computer similar to the one that monitors the way the engine works has detected a fault somewhere. The light operates to tell you there was a failure on the previous drive. Subaru of America keeps stats on customer satisfaction with their service departments and they'll grudgingly inform you if you ask nicely.
The automatic transmission fluid is running hot, apparently. Sadly, this sounds like yet another case of a transmission that was rarely—if ever—serviced. I have a question for any mechanically minded folks with knowledge about the Subaru. Hannon wrote in message news:. It's very useful when towing.
Do you have a nice bicycle? See also: If the power window automatic function closing only does not operate properly, perform the following procedure to initialize the power window system. There is another thread on this board that describes in detail with some pictures , just what you need to do to read the exact trouble code. Last night, I drove it and it was fine. I hope this info helps. Please take that to Craigslist, eBay, or a forum that allows For Sale theads. This one gets overlooked, a lot.
That way you can go either to an independent shop or a dealer with what the other scanner says is wrong which cuts down on the cost of repairs. I suggest you get it and take the diagnosis from there. If the light's on solid or not on at all, then there's a problem with the light's circuit. If the transmission still shudders, lightly touch the brake pedal not enough to actually engage the brakes but enough to get the tail lights to come on. I would go to your local parts store and have them check the codes for free because a dealer will have to charge you labor for them to check due to the knowledge needed to use the highly sophisticated scan tool they use. Has the transmission been shifting poorly? They would reset the check engine light and then, the next day, while driving 65 miles an hour, about 15-20 miles into my drive, the car really jerked or lunged forward, perhaps downshifted? What is code 27 for again? I immediately pulled over and checked the manual.
Refilled, and it seems to be behaving a little better but I only took it up and down the road a couple miles. I have heard the problem may go away and come back in some instances, but it will need attention from a dealer or other expert in time. Any offers from your experience please? I don't know anything about cars, and just believed them that it was something minor and they were waiting on the part from subaru. If I then stop the car and restart it does not flash at all. Sometimes it starts flashing after 3 minutes, a couple of months ago I drove from Texas to Florida and back and it never blinked once.
Or is there something else I should check regarding color, consistency, etc. Pulling trans now, but need fixed now and have very little money. I had the timing belt replaced last year so the mechanic said he only had to rebuild the top of the engine rather than the whole thing. Shifting into 2nd is a little slippy to me and reverse sometimes gives a slightly harsher jolt than normal. So, I ordered a new temp sensor, dropped the transmission pan and replaced it. So I'm forced to drive it.
Had a severed wire in trans when pan pulled. He also checked the transmission fluid level which was fine. If it does end up being a fuel cap leak, then just loosen the cap put it back on and just make 1 full revolution, and just keep driving it. Reconnected the wire connector broke but have rechecked since and is fine, was reading the torque convertor solenoid voltage code, went away when vehicle started. Please post any questions to comments below, thank you. If not obvious from codes what the problem is, get back to us and we'll help you out. He said that might have been caused by the coolant that spilled when the head blew, and said it should burn out eventually so not to worry about it.
Has anyone ever had a similar experience? The lights came back and it seemed to drive fine for another 40 miles until I got home. I know nothing about cars or what I'm looking at when I pop the hood. The mechanic put the scanner on it and it was coming up as the Oxygen sensor. Got new tires 2 weeks ago. The feeling was the same as when the engine is running out of gas, i. Any suggestions or advice for anything else I can check or do? Gil 96 and 99 Legacies How does it beahve in very tight turns.
The torque converter clutch should disengage. You shouldnt drive with the solenoid failed, as you will have driveline damage with time. I called a dealer and they said a similar thing but they'd have to diagnose it themselves which they charge 122 bucks just for a diagnosis. Also gear shifter does not line up with gear selected. Early model Subaru Automatic transmission diagnostic code retrieval procedure. Without a scan being done, it is a huge guessing game with a lot of components that can be the cause. I took it to a car place, they looked it over, said they couldn't find any problems, all is well, I was reading too much into the dash lights because they couldn't get the light to flash on start up.
This will stop the flashing. You would be surprised at how common this is and how many transmissions have been wiped due to this. It's still under warranty, so I will bring it into the shop. I called another transmission shop which is a 2 hour drive from me and based on what I told them and what the first shop says, they say that Transmissions don't get rebuilt with Subarus and only replacements happen. You might try driving with the overdrive off and see if the shudder still exists. There also is the old addage that it will only get more obvious with time.