2002 Subaru Outback Shifter Stuck will only engage in 3rd & 5th gear

Asked by Mar 22, 2015 at 02:08 PM about the 2002 Subaru Outback Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the clutch in my 2002 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 5speed.  Everything is back in place but I can only get the shifter to go into 3rd & 5th.  What am I overlooking?

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Did you replace the throw out and thrust bearing when you replaced the clutch? There's a lot of parts in a manual transmission that can go wrong. Could also be a synchronization issue, I imagine you checked all that?

Both bearings were replaced. In checking around, it's looking like a synchronization issue but can't find info to check or correct. Suggestions?

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How many miles are on your car? Do you really want to keep this and invest all this time and money? I imagine you are doing all of this yourself and have the expertise to tackle this. I had an old 1970 VW years ago and needed to have the entire transmission rebuilt. What I discovered is that if I hadn't done the entire job, it would have been just another weak link that would have failed. So, if you want to either rebuild or get a remanufactured transmission, that would be my advice. It's expensive, but, if you know what you're doing, you'll save money on the labor. See this link, and good luck. http://etereman.com/blog/transmission-care/remanufactured-vs-rebuilt- 4-reasons-why-a-reman-trans-is-your-best-option

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