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Hello. I have a recently purchased 2001 forester. The transmission is an automatic when I drive it the shifting is very firm and it will kick out of 4th gear and into third with slight gas pedal pressure. Also if you hit the gas too hard the at oil light starts blinking and the difficult to shift

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it the original transmission?

It has 129 and its original

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

Yes sir this years winter car. I replaced the spin on filter and cleaned inside of pan and changed that filter. I also checked the three solenoid so twopink and one green and they seem to cycle when power was applied to them.

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

I'm not sure. Just looking for a direction to go. I also swapped out the resistor that's on the fender on the RC side with no change . Thanks

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Transmission Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago

Hey how are you,I will try to help you with this issue

any metal shavings found in the trans fluid ?

If you do not mind me asking ,are you looking at fixing this yourself or looking to know the most possible cause of this issue and taking it to repair shop for the work ?

Do you have any prior experience in electrical troubleshooting and testing with a test light for power & ground ?

Do have a power probe for testing ?

Did you scan it with factory scanner or equivalent to Retrieve faults codes for vehicle modules ?

please let me know

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hello pan seemed pretty clean.
I've used a test light before
I don't have a power probe
My scanner doesn't read transmission codes
This car is for myself. The last resort is the dealership
Transmission Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago

the oil light start blinking , low oil pressure , oil sludge in oil pan, oil pressure switch ,you will have to test it

but transmission different issue that could shifting solenoid , but which one , we need to scan to know

you can take Transmission pan off and valve body off and test resistance on each solenoid but not sure if you have tools for that .

129 k at 2001 ,is border line ,did this started suddenly to do that or gradually

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It's a recent purchase. It had a bad motor that knocked and I changed it . Everything disassembled and reassembled with no problems. I only drove it off the trailer to the driveway . I just put it on the road on Monday and drove it around the block and up the highway. You could feel it wasn't shifting correctly. The pan didn't have any sludge and the magnet had a small amount of goo on it. I could drop the pan again if necessary. Is there a way to test the solenoid so better than powering them up with a battery?
Transmission Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago

ok I see , you could have a clogged oil pick up screen in oil pan for oil light , u can replace or put a hole in it ( last resort on that move ) :) cause they are cheap ,just replace

yes resistance test ,set voltmeter on ohms , they should all read equal to each other the one that is way off, do not read or infinite reading ,replace it

no sludge in oil pan i m assuming is good ,unless u talking on trans , but also no sludge is good cause possibility just a solenoids is more likely than burned clutches internally .

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