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Most likely cause is a worn or misadjusted clutch. The clutch disc is slipping meaning that all the engines power is not being transmitted to the transmission. Cost of a clutch replacement is to varied to give an accurate estimate. Clarification Note Energy will always take the path of least resistance. From a clutch's perspective, it is much more ...


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He probably meant CVT oil/transmission oil. Honda CVT oil needs replacing more often once car has driven a lot of K's. Considering its 1999, i assume it will have more than 150K KMs', so in that case he may be right in mentioning replacement every 7500KM. CVT's need to be taken care of unlike auto transmission cars.


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Subaru transmissions are picky. You'd be safest going with Subaru's Extra S, but it can be hard to get. Not all dealerships carry it. Redline Lightweight Shockproof and Motul Gear 300 are the only other oils I'm aware of Subaru owners having mostly good experiences with. Whatever you do, don't try anybody's "cocktail". (if you visit the Subaru forums ...


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Lightweight Schockproof is a frequent choice of many Subaru owners on both the NASIOC and SubaruForester fora. It is an appropriate choice for all Subarus. You don't mention if you've kept up with regular maintenance, specifically whether the transmission oil has ever been changed. If it has not been changed, new oil will have a very noticeable affect on ...


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My first try would be changing the oil. Fresh fluid is never a bad thing :) and it's fairly inexpensive (parts and labor). I've change mine last summer and it improve the ride. As for the way to do it, refer to your manual since it's more vehicle specific. In my case, it was just a case of removing the oil pan drain plug, wait, put back drain plug and fill ...


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I'd like to add to the discussion about the cause of your issue, as this page is indexed highly in google: If your problem is only when the engine and gearbox are cold, and the 'box performs fine in all other respects then it may be that the synchromesh's in the gearbox are starting to wear. The reason this causes poor cold gear changes is thus: when the ...


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I used to have this with my 89 Acura Integra. It was exactly the same as you described and it definitely got stiffer in the cold weather. One day I decided to get the transmission out, open it up and figure out what's causing it. I followed all steps of disconnecting everything from the transmission before removing it and that included the shifter. When ...


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I haven't used this specific lube, but in my old '86 Subaru GL-10 I did put in the lube that Red Line recommended for it, and I was extremely happy with the results. I had also had some shifting difficulties where the synchros weren't working, and the Red Line MTL solved those problems. Plus, in the very cold weather, I had no shifting problems that I'd ...



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