my 89 subaru dl hatchback won't go into gear

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by heather01, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. heather01

    heather01 Guest

    i have an 89 subaru dl hatchback and the transmission was going into 3rd but it was slipping a little bit. the car was sitting for a while when i bought it. so my dad drained all the fluid because it looked old. now the car won't go into gear at all. he drained 4 qts of tranny fluid and only put 3 back in and now it won't go into gear. if anyone could help me then that would be great
    thank yo
    heather01, Jan 2, 2006
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    mulder Guest

    Well first if the fluid isn't filled completely it should be.
    On high-mileage automatics that haven't had the fluid changed in a
    long time, it is sometimes a bad idea to do so. The fresh fluid can
    flush out the "false seals" that have built up with the old dirty
    fluid, and this can result in a loss of internal pressure and failure
    of the transmission. If this is what happened the fix, unfortunately,
    will be a rebuild or replacement.
    mulder, Jan 2, 2006
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    johninKY Guest

    If this is a manual transmission it is important that the gear oil be the
    correct viscosity.
    johninKY, Jan 2, 2006
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