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Subaru Impreza, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#60 of 89 Re: Not sure what's going on... [cerrai]
May 12, 2010 (8:44 am)
The car should be able to start in neutral or park. The fact that it does not leads me to believe that there may be a problem with the shift interlock rather than the transmission itself; perhaps a connector came loose or unplugged?
#61 of 89 Re: Not sure what's going on... [xwesx]
May 12, 2010 (9:48 am)
Thanks for the info. I tried starting it in neutral, and that worked, so I took it to my mechanic. When I first started it up, the engine was making a horrible noise, but by the time I got there, the problem seemed to have fixed itself...I was able to park it and the engine was all but silent while running.
The mechanic looked at it and could find nothing wrong with it except for evidence of mice or other small rodents that might have gotten up into the engine (or transmission...I don't remember which) and nibbled a bit on the insulation for the electrical wires. He recommended putting in an additive that cleans the dirt out of the fuel injectors and carbs, but other than that my car has a clean bill of health.
I think maybe a piece of ice or large rock/dirt clod or something got stuck in the cable and driving around broke it free. I guess that's what I get for living in high altitudes on dirt roads... lol
In any case, everything is fine now. Thanks for the tip though!
#62 of 89 Re: Not sure what's going on... [cerrai]
May 12, 2010 (10:57 am)
I had rodents chew the wiring harness on my Sienna to the tune of $700!
For me they were chpi munks.
#63 of 89 1995 Impreza AWD no traction to rear wheels!
May 24, 2010 (12:11 pm)
My daughter has a 95 impreza AWD in which the rear wheels are not driving.The front wheels are doing all the work.Is there a relay module or similar that could be the problem?I will tell you this we towed the car about 350 miles with the back wheels on the ground after we deactivated the AWD per the manual.The manual didn't mention a limit of miles to be towed so i really didn't know about a problem until i noticed the front tires worn but not the back. Any leads would be appeciated, THANKS, Rob
#64 of 89 1995 Impreza AWD no traction to rear wheels! ETC.
May 24, 2010 (12:24 pm)
Didn't mention that the drive shaft isn't turning out of transmission. Thanks
#65 of 89 Re: 1995 Impreza AWD no traction to rear wheels! ETC. [robdog13]
May 25, 2010 (11:08 am)
Manual or automatic?
#66 of 89 Re: 1995 Impreza AWD no traction to rear wheels! ETC. [ateixeira]
May 29, 2010 (8:18 pm)
It is an automatic. Rob
#67 of 89 Re: 1995 Impreza AWD no traction to rear wheels! ETC. [robdog13]
Jun 01, 2010 (11:40 am)
Most automatic Subarus can be put in FWD mode with a fuse inserted, but unless you added the fuse specifically that couldn't be it.
#68 of 89 Re: 1995 Impreza AWD no traction to rear wheels! ETC. [ateixeira]
Jun 01, 2010 (12:53 pm)
No, but it could be that the clutch pack in the center differential is burned out, and it is certainly possible that this occurred as a result of the towing.
#69 of 89 flecks in transmission oil
Oct 31, 2010 (11:28 pm)
I was at one of those lube joints and they told me I have flecks in my transmission oil and water in my rear differential - each of which could be solved for just under $500.00 in total. I said no thanks and I have later verified that the transmission oil has little flecks in it. the Tranmission oil reserve tank is mid way cold and the fluid is clean.
Can not check the rear differential they said water was in it.
first of all is it possible the rear differential has water in it?
Flecks in transmission oil is bad sign. I am 1500 kilometers from a dealership and they do not like to hear these kind of things when its on warrantly. How can I diagnos the problem/s if there are any? I mean transmission and rear dif wise?
thanks for any input