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98 subaru outback transmission filter change?

 
yakinikuta@yahoo.com
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      12-12-2006
I have the 98 Subaru outback recently and I would like to change the
transmission filter, but the filter is inside the pan. Is that possible

for me to unseal the pan and open it to change the filter?

 
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Oscar_Lives
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      12-13-2006

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>I have the 98 Subaru outback recently and I would like to change the
> transmission filter, but the filter is inside the pan. Is that possible
>
> for me to unseal the pan and open it to change the filter?
>


Only you can answer that. We don't know your skills and intelligence.


 
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JohnO
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      12-13-2006

http://www.thesubaruforums.com/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> I have the 98 Subaru outback recently and I would like to change the
> transmission filter, but the filter is inside the pan. Is that possible
>
> for me to unseal the pan and open it to change the filter?


My '99 has a filter on the outside, looks like a small oil filter. It's
on the driver's side of the tranny, just about directly under the
firewall, on top. I replaced it with the car jacked up a couple inches,
no tools needed.

-John O

 
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yakinikuta@yahoo.com
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      12-13-2006

JohnO wrote:
> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> > I have the 98 Subaru outback recently and I would like to change the
> > transmission filter, but the filter is inside the pan. Is that possible
> >
> > for me to unseal the pan and open it to change the filter?

>
> My '99 has a filter on the outside, looks like a small oil filter. It's
> on the driver's side of the tranny, just about directly under the
> firewall, on top. I replaced it with the car jacked up a couple inches,
> no tools needed.
>
> -John O



Thanks for telling that, but my filter is inside the pan...i can't open
it w/ the sealed pan

 
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JohnO
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      12-13-2006

(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> JohnO wrote:
> > (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> > > I have the 98 Subaru outback recently and I would like to change the
> > > transmission filter, but the filter is inside the pan. Is that possible
> > >
> > > for me to unseal the pan and open it to change the filter?

> >
> > My '99 has a filter on the outside, looks like a small oil filter. It's
> > on the driver's side of the tranny, just about directly under the
> > firewall, on top. I replaced it with the car jacked up a couple inches,
> > no tools needed.
> >
> > -John O

>
>
> Thanks for telling that, but my filter is inside the pan...i can't open
> it w/ the sealed pan


I didn't think mine had an external filter, but it turns out I was
mistaken. Maybe mine was the first model year for that.

-John O

 
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Trlather@comcast.net
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      12-14-2006
Don't bother, not necessary, just change the ATF on a regular basis

On Dec 12, 5:27 pm, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> I have the 98 Subaru outback recently and I would like to change the
> transmission filter, but the filter is inside the pan. Is that possible
>
> for me to unseal the pan and open it to change the filter?


 
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fish6525@yahoo.com
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      12-14-2006

Everything that I have read is to not drop the pan to replace the
internal filter. That filter is nothing more then a screen. The problem
is that it can be very difficult to reseal the pan without it leaking.
I have been told that starting in '98, Subaru added a spin on filter. I
haven't seen it, but it looks like an oil filter. That should be easy
to replace. Filter is prolly down very low on a frame rail under the
car. Follow the fluid lines back from the radiator cooler to find the
spin on filter.

Suggest changing the ATF by removing the drain plug on the bottom of
the trany. That will drain about 5 quarts out of about 10 quart system
capacity. You can also take your car to a quick change oil shop, many
of those have a machine that will remove all the old fluid from the
trany. Cost at my local Jiffy Lube was $175 for the job.

 
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BobN
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      12-14-2006
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You can also take your car to a quick change oil shop, many
> of those have a machine that will remove all the old fluid from the
> trany. Cost at my local Jiffy Lube was $175 for the job.
>

Sheesh. My local Goodyear/Gemini shop quoted $130.


 
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Jim Stewart
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      12-14-2006
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> Everything that I have read is to not drop the pan to replace the
> internal filter. That filter is nothing more then a screen. The problem
> is that it can be very difficult to reseal the pan without it leaking.
> I have been told that starting in '98, Subaru added a spin on filter. I
> haven't seen it, but it looks like an oil filter. That should be easy
> to replace. Filter is prolly down very low on a frame rail under the
> car. Follow the fluid lines back from the radiator cooler to find the
> spin on filter.
>
> Suggest changing the ATF by removing the drain plug on the bottom of
> the trany. That will drain about 5 quarts out of about 10 quart system
> capacity. You can also take your car to a quick change oil shop, many
> of those have a machine that will remove all the old fluid from the
> trany. Cost at my local Jiffy Lube was $175 for the job.


The power flush is a *good thing*. Just
draining the fluid leaves a large quantity
of old that never gets replaced. If you're
going to go to the trouble of a change, the
best way is the power flush.


 
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Edward Hayes
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      12-14-2006
My local Pennzoil quick lube place said they will not do a flush on a
vehicle with over 100,000 miles and I have 114,000. I will keep doing
a plug & refill every 25-30,000 miles.


 
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