According to the parts counter guy at Mark Miller Subaru in SLC, the only filter in the pan is a screen which can be cleaned if the pan is dropped. His computer diagrams do not list or show any kind of filter inside of the transmission except for the screen. There is a picture on one of the diagrams of the metal cap that might be in place of the filter. The parts guy said that unless you pay for the power flush, all they do is drain the fluid throuh the drain plug and install a new filter. He implied that the pan is not normally dropped for this service.
I still want more answers and plan to do more research through Subaru, possibly talking to the service writer at the dealership. Please feel free to share anyting else you might find out about this situation. Thanks again, Ted Zalkind
Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 12:20 AM