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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
#344 of 587 97 Legacy shift lock problems
Mar 13, 2009 (8:05 pm)
Hey I've got a 97 legacy that i somehow activated the shift lock in today. I followed the manual and got it out by pressing the release button below the shifter with a screw driver. The problem i got now is everytime i put it in park, I have to press the release button again to put it in drive. Also the brake lights don't come on and the cruise control don't work. Does anyone know how to fix this so i don't have to go pay and get it fixed? thanks
Mar 25, 2009 (7:37 pm)
I have a 2003 Subaru Outback with 60K miles. Last January I had to replace the clutch and brakes. This last summer I had to replace the catalytic converter. Now as I am driving along in 5th gear or sometimes when I first shift into 3rd or 4th the RPMs suddenly rev from 3K to 5K until I shift down or decelerate. I'm taking it in tomorrow but I don't really trust the dealership. Any ideas on what could be wrong? I'm really disappointed with all the repairs especially since I need to drive it for a long time to come! Thanks.
#346 of 587 Re: [missbossy]
Apr 03, 2009 (9:51 am)
Sounds like the clutch is slipping to me.
#347 of 587 2000 Outback Transmission
Apr 04, 2009 (2:46 pm)
Hello this is my first post in hopes to find the issue with my 2000 Outback AWD (Automatic Transmission)
Starts fine, runs great for a car with 190,000 miles. After about 15 miles I came to a stop light and upon trying to go on green , the engine revved and then the transmission kicked in, jerking the car. Sometimes the car runs fine, once going up an incline the engine just revved and I had to kick it up to around 4-5000 rpm for tranny to kick in. Fluid level is full and looks normal red color. Underpan I see where some fluid may be leaking on the rear of the pan. One thing I found that works is when coming to a stop, I downshift to [ 1 ]st gear, and then after getting adequate cruising speed , I shift up to [ D ]rive . Is this my transmission slipping, solenoid, torque convertor? Any help would be appreciated, Thank you.