02' Forester Auto Tranny overfilled

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by Cixcos, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Cixcos

    Cixcos Guest

    I recently had my car serviced at the dealer. One of the things they did
    was flush out the transmission fluid. This was two weeks and around 300
    miles ago. Today I was doing the routine fluids check on my cars. When I
    checked the Forester's tranny fluid, it was overfilled. I removed about
    10 ounces of fluid to get at the correct level. Do you think this is
    something that could have damaged the tranny? The car was driving
    normally all along. TIA!
    All the best,
    Ben
     
    Cixcos, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. Be sure to follow the 'procedure' and recheck again soon. Generally, the
    car should be parked on level ground and left runnning after having been
    drivien to normal operating temps., then, (with foot on brake) move the
    gear shift lever through each gear, then back to park. Then check for
    the fluid level to be at the HOT mark.

    If you still think the level was about 10ozs too much - I'm gonna guess
    that it is too small an amount over too short a period of time to damage
    anything.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Mar 23, 2008
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  3. Cixcos

    .._.. Guest

    Also keep in mind it's pretty hard to get the level right the first time
    around.

    I had mine done at the dealer and it was under filled by a lot. It LOOKED
    ok when you did the proper proceedure, but after a week, it was low again.

    So I'd top it off.

    Then it was fine for two weeks, then low again.

    So I'd top it off.

    Then it stopped needing it. So it wasn't leaking. There are A LOT of nooks
    and crannies in there that might not have gotten filled properly.

    So, yeah, definately check it weekly until the level stablizes.
     
    .._.., Mar 24, 2008
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