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2000 subsru forrester was slidins fro 2nd to third now hard

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2000 subsru forrester was slidins fro 2nd to third now hard shift what controls this thanks larry***@******.***
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Customer: at shift hard,not smooth what controls this thanks larry,***@******.*** yhanks
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Customer: i have a mechanic
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Customer: first trans was sliding now harsh shifting, is it a vacum operated or what?
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  mike switzer replied 8 months ago.
the 4EAT or 5EAT transmissions are electronically controlled in that year. they are the same just one is 4 speed and one is 5 speed. if it is slipping or has harsh engagement and no check engine light on then you have an internal pressure problem and will need a rebuild or a replacement. if you have transmission codes in the computer you may have a bad shift solenoid and may be able to to away with replacing them and changing the fluid. they are abour 40 bucks a piece and there are 8 solenoids in the 5EAT they are inside in the valve body you can get to them if you remove the pan.if you have no further questions i would appreciate if you took a moment to leave me a rating.