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Legacy GT v. Spec B v. Mazdaspeed 6



  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Besides the pre-2002 head gaskets, and maybe some first-gen Forester wheel bearings, there really hasn't been a major pattern of problems with any particular car.

    My fiance's 2002 Impreza has had the head gaskets replaced, fuel lines, wheel bearings, and intake manifold replaced. All before 55K, and all in the last 6 months or so. Her tranny is starting to shift hard now (auto), particularly in 2nd gear. Any thoughts on that one?

    Her fathers 2004 Forester also had the fuel lines replaced before 50K, when he traded it for a CX-7.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    On the hard shifting when did she replace the trans fluid last? It should be replaced every 20-30k miles on ATs, just a drain and fill which replaces about 40-50% of the fluid.

  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I am not sure, I have to check our maintenance records. I have it all done at my Subaru store.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    She's had an unusual amount of troubles. Especially for an 02, though that was a first-year model for that generation.

    For the trans, I agree with mike, have the fluid flushed. See if the place has one of those Hunter machines that forces new fluid in while it vacuums the old fluid out.

    I just saw an ad for Aamco for $99 they do it once a year for the lifetime of the car, FWIW.

    Fuel lines? First I've heard of that. Maybe it's the new E10 gas (10% ethanol).

  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Fuel lines? First I've heard of that. Maybe it's the new E10 gas (10% ethanol).

    Not sure what is causing it. My service mgr has told me for the early WRX's and 2.5 RS's, the fuel lines have been being replaced, quite often, as well as Foresters from 1999-2004. I'm shocked myself.

    I really do not think the tranny fluid has been done in a while, if at all. I cannot find the record for it. I will try the tranny flush. Thanks.

    Sorry to get off topic everyone.
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