99 OBW Shift from R to D slowly

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dan Cole, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Dan Cole

    Dan Cole Guest

    Just purchased a 99 Outback Wagon with 103k for thousands under
    bluebook. Owner knew it has a few problems and was giving me a good
    deal as he didn't really want to deal with fixing it.

    I identified a plugged up radiator that was causing an overheating
    problem. Initially thought this was a head gasket but a hydrocarbon
    test of radiator fluid proved this wasn't the case.

    Currently I am seeing a 1 - 5 second delay in shifting from Reverse to
    Drive. I have read that a 2 second delay is normal due to AWD and
    front and rear diffs.

    Another thing I have noticed is a bubbling up of what looks like clear
    coat on the hood scoop. This clear coat stuff has started to flake
    off. It is just on the scoop and not on the hood anywhere. Thoughts
    I might just let it all flake off and get it touched up...

    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions/comments on the R to D
    Dan Cole, Aug 6, 2004
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