subaru 5eat transmission solenoid deal

Subaru 5eat transmission solenoid legacy outback forester

Subaru 5eat transmission solenoid

Subaru 5eat transmission solenoid mine works just fine when cold, after a while if it shifts up in fourth gear and wants to downshift to the 3rd gear, it searches then ”sport” starts flashing and all i got is 4th and reverse.

Drained the pan and changed the fluid in it, now i am thinking of moving to all Subaru fluid ATF see if it does help. I bought it used so i do not know what is in it right now.

subaru 5eat transmission solenoid overview
subaru 5eat transmission solenoid overview

By the way i have a 2005 Outback with the H6 and currently have 140,000miles on it.

Anybody else got that or manage to find some solenoids somewhere for the valve body. Or any other input.

Subaru 5AT Valve Body Explained

The only thing more difficult than working on some of today’s valve bodies is working on them when there’s no information available. Such is the case with the later version of the Subaru 5AT valve body. According to the manufacturers, if you have a problem with one of these valve bodies, you need to buy a new one… at considerable cost. No doubt that works for them.

But out in the real world, with real transmission technicians, we repair valve bodies. So we’ve come up with a fair amount of information to help you when you come into contact with one of these units.

The only thing Subaru 5eat transmission solenoid more difficult than working on some of today’s valve bodies is working on them when there’s no information available. Such is the case with the later version of the Subaru 5AT valve body.

subaru 5eat transmission solenoid view
subaru 5eat transmission solenoid view

According to the manufacturers, if you have a problem with one of these valve bodies, you need to buy a new one… at considerable cost.

No doubt that works for them. But out in the real world, with real transmission technicians, we repair valve bodies. So we’ve come up with a fair amount of information to help you when you come into contact with one of these units.

The valve body we’ll be using came from a 2009 Subaru Tribeca. These units also appear in 2009-on Subaru Legacy and Outback models with 5-speed automatics (5AT).

One of the biggest problems with this valve body is nothing’s available separately: When something goes south, the manufacturer wants you to buy a new valve body. So, if you run into one with a bad pressure switch, range switch, solenoid, or speed sensor, you have two choices: scavenge a core or buy a new valve body.

In this article, we’re Subaru 5eat transmission solenoid going to go over the valve body completely, so you have the information you’ll need to diagnose and fix a problem.

The valve and solenoid names we’ll be using are of our own creation; we’ve named them after their functions. For now, no one else has published any information on this valve body, so we’ve had to set the standards for naming and identification.

These new Subaru valve bodies have eight solenoids; they’re the linear style solenoid, much like the Asian Warner type.

subaru 5eat transmission solenoid view
subaru 5eat transmission solenoid view

What’s more, all of the solenoids appear to be very similar, so, if you’re planning to remove them, you’ll want to label them first, to make sure you get them back in the right places.

There are numbers in very small print on the plastic parts of the solenoids (figure 1); none of them are the same, so you could use those numbers to identify the solenoids; just remember to record which one went where.

As we mentioned before, none of the solenoids are available separately at this time, so, if you need to replace one, you’ll either have to buy a new valve body or scavenge one from a core.

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