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#36: 09-18-2012, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CarlyCurran88 View Post
Adjusted the valves , but it still does it! Seems like the issue is getting worse. CVT fluid is going to be $140 then labor, and it could possibly kill the transmission. I also heard that throttle bodies are junk but not sure what to try first! Any ideas?
Were any of the valve clearances out of tolerance? I have to doubt they were.

Why would changing the CVT fluid kill the trans? Was this told to you by a Subaru service dept? They're the only ones that (might) have any experience with the Aisin chain drive CVTs that the 2010+ Subarus have. You have to use the correct CVT fluid for them. It's gotta be for Aisin built chain-drive CVTs, NOT belt drive CVTs like most of them are.

I don't know that the electronic throttle bodies are junk on these cars. These same components have been mainstream for more than a decade now.