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Randall, ASE Master Tech
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Experience:  ASE Master Tech, 32 yrs, Auto trans diagnostic and repair
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Where is the filter on the new suabru CVT transmissions?

Customer Question

Where is the filter on the new suabru CVT transmissions? internal? and is it changeable if I drop the pan?
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes. I am going to change the fluid and want to know if there is an easily accessible filter that I can change with it.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing. I am trying to get everything I need in advance from Subaru, I will have the fluid and the pan gasket but is the filter changeable??
JA: Is there anything else the Subaru Mechanic should be aware of about your Subaru?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Can you send the year and the model? thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2012 subaru outback
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

The fluid filter is a non serviceable part, well you can but requires trans removal and break down, It is designed to not be serviced, Its by design, I agree they should be, ut they are not, The only thing that can help clean it is a reverse trans flush on a shop machine, A DIY? you can not service it, Here is a link showing the filter within the case