Last post on Oct 13, 2011 at 1:39 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Fuel System, Oil, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#39 of 48 Re: Center Diff. Oil [paisan]
Oct 19, 2009 (8:35 am)
I worked on my front diff/manual trans.
#40 of 48 Re: Center Diff. Oil [paisan]
Oct 28, 2009 (1:46 pm)
Then what is one supposed to do if one has an issue where the suspected culprit is the center differential?
I have a 1990 Subaru Legacy that appears to have some center differential issues. It is an AWD model, but when both front wheels OR both rear wheels are on a low-traction surface, one of the wheels on that axle spins and torque is not shifted to the other axle. In other words, both axles get torque at different times, but no shifting of torque between axles happens when it is supposed to.
#41 of 48 Re: Center Diff. Oil [nv1z]
Oct 28, 2009 (3:10 pm)
If the center differential is the problem, a transaxle rebuild is on the horizon....
#42 of 48 Fluid coming from tansfer case
Jan 16, 2010 (6:30 pm)
I have a 95 outback and after a recent engine change the transmittion ( or transfer case ) started slipping and now there is fluid coming from the fill port of the transfer case and the transmittion is empty of fluid. There is a loud grinding noise when trying to drive but with the car on jack is dosent make the noise and seems to trun the wheels fine. What could it be. A bad transmittion, transfer case or torque converter?
#43 of 48 Synthetic fluids for differentials
Jan 21, 2010 (9:15 pm)
Any comments / experience on the pros / cons of using synthetic fluids for front & rear diffentials?
#44 of 48 Re: Synthetic fluids for differentials [204meca]
Jan 22, 2010 (12:09 pm)
I use synthetic 75w-90 in my Subaru(s), both front and rear differentials, and it makes for easy moving on cold mornings (0F and colder) compared to the stock fluid. I love it - the very first thing I do when I get a new Subaru is change out the differential fluid to synthetic.
Cons? Well, my '08 Outback, with its rear LSD, chattered a little when I spun the tires, but a little slip lock cleared that right up. I only drove it 300 miles (on dry pavement) before changing the fluid, so I am not sure if the chatter would have occurred with the OEM oil.
#45 of 48 Re: OIL IN RADIATOR [rsholland]
Mar 08, 2010 (9:15 am)
OK BUT WHAT IT HAVE TO BE DONE
I EAR THAT IS BETTER TO CHANGE THE WHOLE ENGINE
#46 of 48 Re: OIL IN RADIATOR [wolverin13]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 08, 2010 (2:23 pm)
Nah, that's like building a new house because the roof leaks!
#48 of 48 Re: Fluid coming from tansfer case [jim355]
Oct 13, 2011 (1:39 am)
This just started happening to my car tonight!! Its very loud, and I cant seem to make it go away at all, check lots, think i found where the sound is coming from, i had my hood up and was rolling it verry slowing to discover where the sound was coming from, not too sure what it is but I can see it looking down from my engine (thanks to a new intake I just put it getting rid of the big air box.) and it had like an axle to a boot to a green cylinder to a box. Did you find out what it was?! Please need help!!!