My 2005 Subaru Baja is slipping when the pedal is at 3/4 throttle

Asked by Apr 06, 2016 at 02:16 AM about the 2005 Subaru Baja Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ever since my sister BF screwed up and
drained the AT Fluid while supposed to be
doing a simple oil change.  Now me the
great grandson has to clean up the
children's mess.  The transmission fluid
level is definitely too high and I already
bought the new inner filter as well as the
Dextron III, however I just want to make
sure that I'm trying the right fix first.

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You needn't bother to replace the outer filter nor drop the pan. Just drain the ATF (17mm plug), then reseal. Add 3.5-4qts max ATF through the top dipstick hole (get a skinny funnel with a long tube). Cycle the tranny through P-R-N-D a few times then drive normally. Any slippage should be completely resolved. (If you get REAR end chatter than that's a different matter, requiring an additive to super-lube the AWD transfer case bearings.) If someone thought the trans was the motor and added 4.5qts you're only slightly overfilled; since draining a partial amount is difficult to measure easily, AND double-draining an old EAT4 is a good idea if the fluid is dirty anyway, just drain it ALL and measure the 3.5-4 going back in. If the drained fluid is super-clean you can reuse it, but I wouldn't cheap out on ATF. Under no circumstances back-flush the tranny to force-drain more than 3.5-4 qts (it holds 8.8qts), as you'll push detritus into the sensitive valve body. Got it?

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