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#334 of 587 Outback AWD Issues
Dec 16, 2008 (11:51 am)
I have a 2001 6-cyl LL Bean outback and the awd doesn't seem to work. I owned the car since 2002 7 years already. It got 75k miles on it. I started realizing the problems last year, the front wheels would start slipping, but after a second it would engage in 4WD with this jerking. I know this car very well, and i know this is not a typical Subaru operation. We just had a snowfall, and the car doesn't engage in AWD at all, only FWD now. On dry pavement it's not that noticeable, but on wet or slick roads its seems like its a FWD car. Nobody put the fuse to make FWD, and there aren't any lights flashing. I did once jack the front end of my car, and put the car in D and the front wheels were the only ones spinning, and thats when AT TEMP light was flashing, other than that nothing lights up or flashes at all. What could it be? My friend brought a SUBARU scanner, we checked the diagnostic and had no codes, Duty ratio was at 52% and AWD switch was off. Any IDEAS what could it be?
#335 of 587 '98 Legacy revs after shifting
Dec 18, 2008 (2:34 pm)
Hi, my '98 Legacy Wagon has been occasionally revving after shifting up or while driving in gear I think when I'm trying to accelerate, and no power is getting to the wheels. It fixes itself, downshifting doesn't help. It had been revving more than usual while idling before this started as well. Just trying to see if there is an obvious answer to this so I know what I'm getting myself into
#336 of 587 Re: Outback AWD Issues [VladKA]
Dec 18, 2008 (4:47 pm)
The flashing AT Temp light is an indication of a problem with the AT. There is a special scanner at Subaru dealers that they can read the TCU codes (as opposed to the OBDII scanner with reads the ECU codes). My guess is that it's an intenal issue on the trans. Could be something simple or not so simple.
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#337 of 587 Re: '98 Legacy revs after shifting [Abacynt]
Dec 18, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Sounds like your torque converter is slipping. I'm assumint this is an automatic. If it's a manual, it could be your clutch.
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#338 of 587 92 subaru Legacy Wagon won't go into AWD
Feb 10, 2009 (8:50 pm)
Hope someone can tell me how to fix this problem, as I am low on funds for repairs. I bought this 1992 Legacy wagon from a co-worker at the US Postal Service. She used the car to deliver mail and she swears by it in all kinds of weather. She Had two Subaru Legacy Wagons which she used for work and one of my co-workers and I each bought a subaru from her, and his was fine in the snow, but my 1992 only spins the front wheels in the snow and ice. I think the Subaru is supposed to go into all wheel drive automatically or it is in AWD all the time, so there is definitely something wrong with my car. She swears it was her best car in the snow last year, and I beleive her, but now it sucks in the snow. I tried looking around in the engine compartment for anything out of the ordinary and found a fuse holder near the fire-wall that reads FWD and there was no fuse in it. I replaced the fuse and a light in the dash went on that sais "FWD", but the car is still not turning the rear wheels. Also, there is a button on the dash that reads "height" and it is flashing most of the time. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!! send any advice you can give to ogvideoyahoo.com thanks.
#339 of 587 Re: 92 subaru Legacy Wagon won't go into AWD [ogvideo]
Feb 11, 2009 (12:39 am)
I had same thing on my 2001 Outback 6 cyl. The AWD didnt' engage properly, at times not at all. On dry pavements it wasn't noticeable, but when snow came around, the car was horrible because it was Fwd instead of all 4. Had no lights on, no Transmission codes on, nothing at all. Well i did the research and made a guess about faulty solenoid, then decided to change Transfer Duty solenoid. My guess was right. Turns out it went bad. Newer subarus have different transmissions from old ones, but very similar. I believe your solenoid is called duty C solenoid. But i might be wrong. Was about half day of work, and 100 bucks worth of stuff. The car now is a beast.
#340 of 587 Re: Outback AWD Issues [paisan]
Feb 11, 2009 (12:47 am)
my friend had a Genuine Subaru scanner, the fault code was something with front speed sensor circuit. The reason it had this fault when frond end lifted is because the front had speed on wheels, and the back was still. Thus making the computed confused. Anyways did some research, found some time, and changed the Transfer Duty Solenoid. Was a very simple procedure. The car runs like a beast now.
#341 of 587 Re: 92 subaru Legacy Wagon won't go into AWD [ogvideo]
Feb 11, 2009 (8:23 am)
You do not want to insert a fuse, that puts it in FWD mode specifically. That's for when you get a flat tire and want to turn it off temporarily.
It should engage automatically when the fuse is removed, though, yes.
#342 of 587 1993 subaru legacy L wagon awd no reverse
Mar 11, 2009 (9:04 am)
Hello I have no reverse I have all forwad gears ok reverse not engageing. Ichanged fluid and filter. The owner just realized that the reverse took longer to engage for a while then when I moved it to change fluid the reverse was not there. Please can anyone tell me what could ti be Thanks