Car will not engage 2nd gear

Tiny
CROSS SPORT
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  • 2003 SUBARU FORESTER
  • 50,000 MILES
The "ECO" light is constantly flashing and the car engages the 2nd gear only after revving hard. The OBD error codes I got after a diagnostic scan were P0762 & P0763 (shift solenoid). After draining the ATF fluid and replacing both filter and fluids, I did another scan and its returning the P0763 shift solenoid - C Electrical error code.

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 AT 4:06 PM

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Tiny
FIXITMR
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So is the trans was low on fluid?
There is a very specific way to test the trans fluid. Have a look in your user manual and follow the instruction VERY carefully.
If topping up, You really must check it several times while using the correct procedure as in you user manual. I had to check mine 3 times and add till full.
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
FIXITMR
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Test the solenoids with 12v and check resistance. 1 is probably dead.
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
CROSS SPORT
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Problem fixed.
One of the solenoids was dead.
Replaced it with a used one that's working.
Car's perfectly fine now
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
HLA KHINE
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Dear Cross Sport
Problem fixed.
One of the solenoids was dead.
Replaced it with a used one that's working.
Car's perfectly fine now.
Where to buy that solenoid.
My solenoid number is 1D 21
Please help me
With Bestregards
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Monday, May 12th, 2014 AT 3:57 AM
Tiny
ANOOP SINGH
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Hey cross sport I have subaru forester cross sport 2002 with same issue. Eco light flashing and car is not shifting gears. Pls recon me what should I do? How did u sort out your problem?
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Thursday, November 24th, 2016 AT 4:36 PM
Tiny
RYAN GORDON
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Here's a link to the JDM Solenoids. None of the US transmission shop supply them as the JDM v2 phase 2 is a slightly different layout.

Hopefully someone else with this problem won't have to spend as long looking for these as I did!

https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/31356 - link not working?
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 AT 9:00 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Hey Ryan

Can you recheck the link it doesn't seem to be working?

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 12:09 PM
Tiny
RYAN GORDON
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Hi Ken, it works for me?
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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Just takes a long time. Thanks for the input

Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
RYAN GORDON
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Quick update on this. My Solenoids arrived and they are genuine Subaru items. Part Number is 31929AA230
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 4:53 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 10:31 AM

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