Auto Box Intermittent problem - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by 99Forester2.0LTurbo, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Hi all,

    I recently purchased a 99 Forester 2.0l Turbo - UK edition with Auto
    Gearbox. I am new to driving automatics and I have had the following
    intermittent problem:

    Occasionally when engine is warm, when I stop while in D and go to pull
    away the transmission does not engage - It just revs. When I change to
    3 or 2 or 1 same thing. Into N and back to D same thing. At some
    stage (Not consistent) it decides to engage again - Maybe takes 3 secs
    maybe 10 secs.

    I do not know when the fluid and filter was last changed, but it looks
    nice and clean red colour and appears to be up to the max level -
    checked with engine running.

    Otherwise the box is really smooth and changes at the right times, kick
    down is ferocious.

    I would really value your advice, as my confidence in the car is
    disappearing and I am afraid that someday soon it will just not
    re-engage and I will be left in the middle of the road. (These things
    never seem to happen in your drive at home!!)

    Thanks in advance

    99Forester2.0LTurbo, Apr 18, 2006
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