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07 3.0r 5ET - Jerk when going into 5th at low revs

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Hi all,

 

I've just got a used 3.0r Legacy and the dealer changed the transmission fluid on import. I never drove it before the service, but it jerks when it goes into 5th, which is particularly evident at low revs at around 50-60kph. 

 

At higher revs it doesn't seem to have the problem.

 

It's done 58k, so hardly overworked.

 

Does anyone have any idea, could it be the torque converter?

 

Thanks in advance

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Probably just need to get the transmission reflashed. There’s an issue with hard shifts but not sure if it’s exactly what you have. Think any Subaru dealer can do it. Other auto owners will know better

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Here's a list of fixes that Armstrong's in Wellington say are available to my BLE 5EAT. 

 

When using steering wheel gear change switch// prevents jumping gears (eg. Jumping from 3rd to 5th without going into 4th perhaps)// Prevent rough gear change from 1st to 2nd during low speed driving while in 'D' mode (says D range) // Prevent vehicle jolting when moving gear selector from N to D // Prevent rough gear change when in 'sports mode', vehicle travelling between 30 and 40km/h and changing from 3rd to 2nd// interlock fail change 2 ???(P1799) // Manual mode 'auto upshift' extra (extra part?) // Change shift pattern when water temperature cold // When decelerating, after reaching around 40km/h prevents rough gear changes from 4th to 3rd

 

The software costs $60.00 + GST per file.

Labour - $57.50 + GST per file.

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I want all of these. The 1-2 low speed shift is F***ing horrible sometimes, especially when the car is cold.

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3 minutes ago, boon said:

I want all of these. The 1-2 low speed shift is F***ing horrible sometimes, especially when the car is cold.

 

Hmm, I had my PAK file updated and I think I still get this (though it's my wife's car now so can't really remember!)...though I keep getting rear wheel speed sensor code, which apparently can cause rough shifting.

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16 minutes ago, boon said:

I want all of these. The 1-2 low speed shift is F***ing horrible sometimes, especially when the car is cold.

I'm waiting to see what happens with the airbag recall first, waiting for my 2nd letter, may as well get it all done in 1 visit. 

I get a 2nd to 3rd hang when cold that i want to get rid of. 

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Thanks guys, a Subaru dealer here has quoted me $120 to reset the gearbox settings.

 

Does anyone on this forum have the tools for a bit of a saving?

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1 hour ago, shure2 said:

Thanks guys, a Subaru dealer here has quoted me $120 to reset the gearbox settings.

 

Does anyone on this forum have the tools for a bit of a saving?

 

Make sure the dealer is "updating the PAK file"  and not just resetting the TCU. Anybody can reset the TCU with a $15 VAG-COM cable,whereas only dealers can update the software.

 

Definitely reset the TCU first and see if that helps.

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12 minutes ago, willisnz said:

 

Make sure the dealer is "updating the PAK file"  and not just resetting the TCU. Anybody can reset the TCU with a $15 VAG-COM cable,whereas only dealers can update the software.

 

Definitely reset the TCU first and see if that helps.

Good tip, I'm on trademe looking for a vag com adapter, most say they don't work with Windows 10, is that true and I need Windows 7 32bit?

 

Appreciate the help

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19 hours ago, shure2 said:

Good tip, I'm on trademe looking for a vag com adapter, most say they don't work with Windows 10, is that true and I need Windows 7 32bit?

 

nah mate my generic vag-com cable works with FreeSSM and RomRaider work on Windows 10 - if it doesn't work install 32-bit java and check the cable drivers are installed under device manager.  

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This thread, 4th post is what I did to reset the transmission...

 

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