2001 Subaru Outback Q&A

2001 Subaru Outback Question: Manual transmission won't shift into any gear except when engine off. What's up?

4th gear only worked downshifting not upshifting past four weeks. 1st-3rd, 5th and R O.K. but some grinding in shifting. Seems clutch is probably gone but I'm concerned transmission is gone too. 198,617 miles. Repair or trash??? -
Answer 1
replace the clutch. by driving it the way it is, you may have damaged the trans but only a shop can verify that. Roy -
Answer 2
Take it to a shop and get a compression test, I think you will find that there still lots of life in the car. And take it easy on the new clutch: They do wear out if they are slipped a lot or driven harder than a family car. Who new. -