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#9 of 27 95 Legacy w/ turning noise...
Jun 08, 2007 (8:38 pm)
Ok I have a 1995 subaru legacy and whenever I go to make a turn... the car studders. Like the wheels are gripping the road really hard. When I go to turn the wheel it does a stop, go, stop, go, stop fast motion. On some days it's worse than others. Feels like the noise is coming from the rear of the car but I can feel it in my steering wheel. A while back I looked into fixing it and found that it may be the differential box or something like that. any info would help me out alot. I have taken it to a few people and all I got out of that is a whole new rear end replacement and it still has the same problem.
#10 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [speed_ga]
Jun 10, 2007 (7:33 am)
Sounds like a front or rear differential or possibly a bad axle.
#11 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [paisan]
Jun 15, 2007 (10:51 pm)
ok I put the 15a fuse in the fwd slot under the hood and the problem went away. No more shudder or vibration. I live in ga and most of the roads are flat and I have 200,000+ miles on the car. Will this eventually case a problem with me having the fuse in there to make it front wheel drive instead of AWD?
#12 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [speed_ga]
Jun 17, 2007 (6:36 pm)
eventually it will cause a problem, however at 200,000 miles other parts will likely fail before the FWD fuse causes and issue IMHO.
#13 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [paisan]
Jun 18, 2007 (10:03 am)
As the problem was averted with the FWD fuse, does that indicate a center differential problem or would it have to be the rear?
#14 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [xwesx]
Jun 18, 2007 (6:29 pm)
Most likely center diffy, but could also be the rear, can't tell which it is.
#15 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [paisan]
Jun 19, 2007 (9:30 am)
I was thinking center as well, since the poster said that the rear differential was replaced (I think - did not go back to verify it!). I have not had any experience with the fuse though.
#16 of 27 Re: 07 Legacy Power Steering Problem [merrie]
Sep 13, 2007 (7:03 am)
I had the same problem with a 2007 Legacy station wagon. Steering gradually became stiffer and stiffer, basically no power steering at 5,700 miles. The dealer said it was the steering racket and replaced the entire power steering system. I never experienced a problem like this in 38 years of driving all types, makes of vehicles. Other than that the car is great. I wonder how many other new Legacy owners have experienced this problem. Does anyone know of a way to find this out? Thanks.
#17 of 27 Re: 07 Legacy Power Steering Problem [kevind2]
Sep 14, 2007 (6:09 am)
The only other steering-related problem I've heard of was on a Forester, where the rack and pinion would slip one cog. I only heard of that on one car, though.
#18 of 27 Re: 95 Legacy w/ turning noise... [speed_ga]
Oct 17, 2007 (4:54 am)
Hello, I saw your post and I am having the exact problem with my 1996 Subaru Legacy GT wagon (2.5 Litre). I just replaced the head gaskets and this is the only remaining problem: When I insert the fuse, the problem goes away. This led me to think it was the rear differential or driveshaft, but I jacked the car up and moved the drive shaft by hand and had someone help by turning the rear wheels and everything in the rear seemed fine.
What some people are calling a center differential, the tech manual calls a transfer clutch. (I have a tech manual covering the transmission). I am thinking this is the problem. It can not be the front differential as the problem would not go away by installing the fuse.
Do you have any additional information? Do you want me to keep you in the loop regarding what I learn?
Let me know