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I have an '06 B9. Since I've owned it, there's been a subtle quirk. When under moderate acceleration, the car goes from first into second, then just before the shift from 2nd into 3rd, theres a slight shudder, maybe 4 or 5 "bumps" before the shift to 3rd. This is an automatic (don't know if there's even a manual availabe for B9), The best way to describe it is that it feels like I've driven over 4 or 5 rolls of dimes. Dealer felt it too, and reflashed the tranny memory, but it's still there. This may just be a Subie thing since the loaner Forrester seemed to do it too. With my extended warranty ending in Dec. of '10, I'd just like to make sure. Anyone else have this???
 

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Yep. The Tribeca is quirky. To me it feels like it's trying to determine which gear it ought to be in and can't quite make up its mind. Happens routinely on a particular stretch of road near my house. Mine's only got 4k miles, too.

I miss my old Grand Cherokee because the drivetrain was bulletproof. I drove it so hard I destroyed the motor mounts but never had a drivetrain issue. I don't dare drive this Tribeca hard for fear of breaking it.
 

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Well aside from the shudder, trans has been good (knock on wood). Early on, I had a front stabilizer bar, and control arm (clunk) replaced. Since then ok, which is saying something since the trans does its share of shifting with the 3.0! Overall a great car though :tup: .
 

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To reply to the OP...

Not sure if it's the same deal or not, but my '09 had that problem, too. They tried reflashing the tranny and that didn't work. After a bunch of looking into the problem, turns out they realized it was the torque converter. The ordered the part, replaced it (took a couple days to do the whole job), and ever since then it's ridden smooth as butter.

It may or may not be the same situation, but it sure sounds it.
 
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