I find it difficult to believe a Subaru trans would die at 87k, but its possible the previous owner did not take care of it. Even then, on a non-turbo model, it is hard to ream on a car with such little horsepower. How someone could even drive 87k in 2 years is beyond me.
Did you check the fluid? Put the car on a level surface warmed and slowly shift through all gears, then check the trans fluid while the engine is running. The fluid should be bright red, if its dark or murkey have it chenged immediately.
Saturday, January 21st, 2006 AT 9:16 AM