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The vehicle had the problem prior to removing the pan, I have not put it back together. I was looking to see if there were obvious problems in the trans (debris in the pan etc.)
I did scaned the computer for codes (Snap on equipment) before disasembly, there were no engine or transmission codes. The throttle position sensor responds about 15 to 20 seconds after you press the accelerator (still no codes). I am thinking about replacing the TPS just because I do not think it should do this (doubt it will help the transmission)?
I am going to put it back together, but I do not feel I have done anything to fix it. Thinking I will have to go deeper. I have heard this is a common Legacy problem, was hoping maybe you were a Subaru expert and had solved this problem before. I personnally believe this to be a seal problem with the forward clucth apply circuit. I have repaired many automatic transmissions but no Subarus. Guess I was just hoping there was a "magical fix" and would not have to remove the trans. THANKS