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I have a 1992 subaru libierty and have lost the drive in the…

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I have a 1992...

I have a 1992 subaru libierty and have lost the drive in the reverse mode.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '92 Subaru?

Oil level is ok , when hot will not drive in reverse all forward gears ok.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

No I have not ? which brake switch

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I over filled it with one half lita of oil.nothing else

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Does the transmission have to come out

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
When the transmission is cold I do have drive in reverse. If I excelerate it is like a slipping clutch.
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AU Auto Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 1 month ago
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I'd say the next step is to drain the oil off, remove the sump pan and clean out the filter screen as this sounds like there's a lack of oil pressure caused by a clogged filter

then when you refill it ensure that its the right fluid . Some manufacturers recommended a change of the type of fluid - Speak to the local dealer and parts dept - they will advise you on the updated fluid to use..

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks Matt. Ihave drained the trans and all was clean. Fitted new oil and is a little better.
If the screen was clocked it should effect the forward drive too?
AU Auto Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 1 month ago

Hello

a choked filter will usually effect all the gearshifts, but sometimes you can have just 1 solenoid that ends up more clogged / stickier than the rest

so the next step would be to try a replacement solenoid for the reverse gear

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