.. ugh. Got engine runnning good .. test drive etc... engine light came on.. said the O2 circuit needed troubleshooting.... but ran better than it had for months.... but i have a new problem. While in neutral..reving engine>> clutch NOT depressed... car went into gear on its own. (Manual). Like the shifter on one gear decided to move. Its now stuck in some gear... wtf. Cant get it out of gear Anyway... is there a trick besides pulling the tranny? or even just partial tranny teardown. FYI I have done engine and tranny OH in past... but I dont have subaru exp. so probably wont take on a complete teardown. ANY IDEAS?:
Country: United StatesMake: SubaruModel: Outback 2.5IYear: 2002
checked engine mounts, pitch arm, shifter
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Hello, does the shifter move freely or is it locked in that gear?
shifter moves freely
If it's moving freely, I would look under the car at the linkage, look for something broken or loose. If everything looks intact then it is unfortunately an internal issue which can include a shift rod, gear or fork.Any of these will require a tear down.
I am attaching a pic of the linkage with the points to look at boxed in red.
linkages etc look intact. A shifting fork must have moved somehow or something onwound from neutral revs> Can this be relaigned with out a complete teardown... through transfer or exctension case assembly. NOt expecting good news here.. just want to explore possibilities> Maybe throu reverse check sleeve
If you take out the transfer case , that only gives you access to the shifter arm (#1 in the pic) that can be a start but if that's ok, then the tranny will have to come out to get to the forks, and gears. You may have a shift interlock pin( #10) that broke as well, which is still consisting of removing the unit and disassembling.
It appears looking at manual the shifter fork alignments all occur in the transfer case. So if a shifter was pushed by off neutral center.. it could be corrected here? The tranny illustrations in manuals are just not detail enough to tell. BUt have a picture of shifter arm and 3rd 4rth for rod in trasfer case>>> assuming the other fork rods are ther also. hoping just need to align everything up again. that thi was some bizare abberant tranny reaction... it doesnt appear i need anything special ti split case and look here...
The shifter arm is aligned with all the fork rods which is in the transfer case.It is possible that one of the rods moved to a gear bypassing the shifter arm (rare but possible). The best place to start is by removing the transfer case, it pops off the back of the transmission. If you need to go further..removing the transmission to disassemble it, nothing specialized is needed to split the case but if you have to start taking apart the shafts the you will need special tools.
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