Having problems with your Subaru Legacy ?

My daughter's boyfriend went to change the oil, accidently drained the transmission fluid instead, then filled it with oil and drove it about 5 miles when it started acting up. Now drained the oil and put new oil in, added transmission fluid in the oil dipstick (which is where all the car repair shops supposedly told her and her boyfriend where to put it) and it still doesn't run. What do we do now?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-01-2020

Answers :

You have no choice but to get this vehicle to a qualified mechanic who can flush both the transmission and the engine block. Begin by calling the local transmission shops in the area. Explain what has happened and you may find an understanding fatherly type who will do the required work for a fair price. Good luck with it. I would tell you how to do the required work yourselves but it requires special tools and a car lift along with the ability to collect and properly dispose of these contaminated fluids.
GET IT OUT ASAP!!!!!!! It will distort the seals and destroy both parts as well as the Rack & pinion(if so equipped). Try flushing it out, drain the oil and put new oil in several times as well a pulling off a return line and filling the trany or power steering as it comes out the return line. You will need lots of fluid & keep your fingers crossed that it will be o/k. Don't forget to replace the trany filter also.
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