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April 6, 2012, 6:00 pm


Question: Automatic Subaru Legacy reving but not speeding up.

My 1992 automatic Subaru legacy wagon is having an issue when I press on the gas. The car will rev up but it wont speed up at all. It happens at random times not specifically from a dead stop or already moving. If I let up on the gas and press down again it will work fine so it only happens every once in awhile. Otherwise I can hear it shift fine and it feels good. There are no other issues with reversing or anything like that and the transmission fluid is clean, and at a good level. What are the possibilities that this could be?

April 16, 2012, 7:21 pm

Elizabeth K

That sounds like the transmission is either slipping or not going into gear. Have the ATF and filter replaced, it's possible that there is a block in the valve body.

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