When adding transmission fluid to your Forester, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Step 3: Place drain pan under the transmission drain bolt. When I did this I had been driving around all morning picking up items for the fluid swap so my drain bolt and oil was very hot. After this I always push the car side to side to make sure it is secure. Once again see image 2. It required a fancy machine that pulled all of the old fluid out and then replaced the fluid. Why you want the transmission dipstick pulled is to allow the air somewhere to escape.
If doing Uncle Scotty's the fill order is Redline, Pennzoil, and then Castrol. If you have a lowered car the drain pan may not fit under the car. Not require but recommended: -Mechanix Gloves -Shop Towels Step 1: Pull the transmission dipstick out. Step 4: After most of the fluid has drained, but still lightly dripping lower the car off of the jack stands, this allows all the fluid to be drained. I feel, thats an indication that these transmissions are going to fail little after 10 years. Much like pouring a bottle of oil or a jug of milk, air needs to fill in the empty space when the transmission fluid is being drained. This should not be rushed in order to prevent spills.
Thanks to its exceptionally balanced layout, you can count on a solid connection with the road and an engaged, responsive drive. Transmission has a flat pan with a drain plug on the driver's side under the car just about as far back as the driver's feet. The fully synchronized gears of the 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions make every shift smooth and efficient for fluid and exciting acceleration. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Forester and how to check the transmission fluid level. The transmission capacity is somewhere around 3. I can only answer for the automatic.
This doesn't change all of the transmission fluid, but it is enough to put in some fresh seal conditioners and remove some of the fine particles caused by wear. Take your time and you can save money plus have pride in your ride. You didn't specify automatic or manual transmission Forester. I was able to slip myself under the car without raising it. The dealership parrots this tune and is not in favor of changing the transmission fluid.
Most of my miles are severe. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Forester, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. So no matter which trail you choose to travel, you will certainly enjoy a smoother ride. And they service most if not all the dealerships within a 20 mile radius. After that I checked the level again and added as needed. I let my car drain overnight.
Please note: Myself nor the staff of mnsubaru. Step 7: Fill the transmission. Be careful to not overfill and change fluid every year for longest transmission life. Dealers will send them any transmission that needs to be rebuilt. If our local dealership sings the same tune, then I will have to go through this.
Is it a catch 22? Been in business for over 40 years. . Severe service is any of the following: driving in the mountains driving along the coast driving in a city driving in the country driving in the winter. I will explain why later. Do what you feel is right, and have a certified mechanic replace the fluid. It reacts to bumps without upsetting the composure of the vehicle and is fine-tuned to maintain sharp control, letting you take on the challenges of the road with calmness and confidence. So you'll always feel in touch with the road while hardly feeling it at all.
Secondary air combination valve turbo models , side turn signal light if equipped , bulbs, turn off lights wait, the risk of an electric shock that. I have never received a notice about the extended warranty and was told that because I have had the valve body replaced, I am not eligible for the extended warranty. I checked his comments on the board and his 100K are exclusively highway miles. The engine in your 2009 Subaru Forester should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. I found a great item at pep boys that has flexible tubing -Drain pan Optional Items. However, my point being is that since that replacement my subaru has been running better ever since that day. I had my subaru forester transmission fluid changed at 105,000 2015 purchased in 2014.