what should I check on my subaru impreza as it won't engage in D or R?

Asked by Oct 16, 2014 at 12:42 AM about the 2002 Subaru Impreza

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what is wrong with my 2002 subaru impreza, after changing the oil, the auto tranny feels like it goes into gear but it doesn't engage and won't drive forward or backwards.  I haven't had any problems with the tranny prior to the oil change.

2 Answers

31,925

A few things come to mind. Did you use the correct transmission fluid? Did you replace the proper amount of fluid? Did you replace the filter? And last, sometimes changing the transmission fluid kills it. I've seen it happen in older vehicles.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
146,195

I hope you didn't flush it. Drain-and-fill is good, a flush does more harm than benefit. Some automatics have a magnet on the bottom of the pan to collect metal 'dust', any metal attracted to a magnet. i.e. steel from gears, and any crap in the filter where it does no harm-- and circulates it through your transmission

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Subaru Impreza 2009 won't start 3 answers

    Drove car yesterday, Put key in this morning and won't start. Headlights turn on, idiot lights turn on while key is engaged then nothing, engine does not turn

    2009 Subaru Impreza

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • urgent support please, otherwise i would sell her 16 answers

    hello alan, i don't know from where to start, but to cut it short on you, i have 3 main issues and unforunatly we have no experts here in egypt, i tried asking some experts over the internet, they ...

    1997 Subaru Impreza

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • can you make a '95 subaru impreza L that has a 2.2l auto trans b 50/50 all the time and how? 3 answers

    1995 Subaru Impreza L Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Impreza fuel economy 27 answers

    I have noticed that the Subaru Impreza "non turbo models" seem to consume alot of fuel on urban driving, I can barely get 20 MPG in the city. While on the open roads and highways I can get up to 40 MP...

    2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i

    -

    General

  • ac compresser not engaging 8 answers

    I have a 2001 Subaru outback 2.5 engine and when I turn on my ac and let it run the ac compressor will not engage I was going to recharge the system but do not want to pay 35 or 40 dollars for one of...

    2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Impreza

Looking for a Used Impreza in your area?

CarGurus has 10,618 nationwide Impreza listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Impreza Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Subaru Impreza Experts

#1 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 490
#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 490
#3 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza WRX
38 Great Deals out of 1,173 listings starting at $2,795
Used Subaru Outback
366 Great Deals out of 25,646 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Legacy
198 Great Deals out of 15,041 listings starting at $900
Used Subaru Forester
333 Great Deals out of 20,049 listings starting at $1,382
Used Honda Civic
938 Great Deals out of 68,308 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,082 Great Deals out of 76,813 listings starting at $1,395
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
23 Great Deals out of 672 listings starting at $13,977
Used BMW 3 Series
1,539 Great Deals out of 39,676 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
1,079 Great Deals out of 64,183 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Focus
963 Great Deals out of 59,075 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Impreza For Sale
5,536 listings starting at $18,615
2016 Subaru Impreza For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 956 listings starting at $15,999
2015 Subaru Impreza For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 528 listings starting at $12,967
2014 Subaru Impreza For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 738 listings starting at $11,250
2013 Subaru Impreza For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 821 listings starting at $8,995