98 subaru outback transmission filter change?

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by yakinikuta@yahoo.com, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. Guest

    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?
     
    , Dec 12, 2006
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  2. Oscar_Lives Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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.
     
    Oscar_Lives, Dec 13, 2006
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  3. JohnO Guest

    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
     
    JohnO, Dec 13, 2006
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  4. Guest

    JohnO wrote:
    > 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
     
    , Dec 13, 2006
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  5. JohnO Guest

    wrote:
    > JohnO wrote:
    > > 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
     
    JohnO, Dec 13, 2006
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  6. Guest

    Don't bother, not necessary, just change the ATF on a regular basis

    On Dec 12, 5:27 pm, 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?
     
    , Dec 14, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    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.
     
    , Dec 14, 2006
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  8. BobN Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >

    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.
     
    BobN, Dec 14, 2006
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  9. Jim Stewart Guest

    wrote:

    > 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.
     
    Jim Stewart, Dec 14, 2006
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  10. Edward Hayes Guest

    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.
     
    Edward Hayes, Dec 14, 2006
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