99 Legacy Outback Shift Problem

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Joined: 02/23/2012
99 Legacy Outback Shift Problem

Hi all,


I just bought a 99 Legacy Outback today. The car drives pretty well most of the time but, sometimes when I need to step on it a bit, the transmission thumps really hard. Kind of scary actually. I think it happens when it is downshifting. This is more than hard shifting. It's pretty violent. I owned a 2000 Outback for 10 years. It never shifted like this. If I am steady with the gas, it seems to shift nice and smooth. The car has 128000 on it and the transmission was flushed last November. Does this sound like rebuild or new transmission situation?