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?

3 Answers

22,315

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?

22,315

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

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 34,490 nationwide Outback listings starting at $199.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    8,230
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,690
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
373 Great Deals out of 34,856 listings starting at $1,450
Used Subaru Impreza
203 Great Deals out of 20,336 listings starting at $2,495
Used Subaru Legacy
224 Great Deals out of 15,559 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda CR-V
756 Great Deals out of 55,441 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota RAV4
718 Great Deals out of 44,953 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
261 Great Deals out of 22,484 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
466 Great Deals out of 29,980 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
585 Great Deals out of 43,856 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Accord
1,044 Great Deals out of 56,909 listings starting at $1,099
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
846 Great Deals out of 69,994 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Escape
1,030 Great Deals out of 93,152 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
930 Great Deals out of 79,642 listings starting at $750
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
41 Great Deals out of 1,294 listings starting at $3,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
19,610 listings starting at $23,310
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $20,198
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 1,394 listings starting at $17,594
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 1,935 listings starting at $9,900
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,350 listings starting at $7,395

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.