Last post on Oct 01, 2011 at 1:52 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#18 of 21 Re: noise form differential [jspk]
Aug 24, 2009 (11:34 am)
Well, there's the problem. If I recall correctly, the front differential and the transmission/center differential share the same housing. Therefore, the unit must be replaced together or the front differential rebuilt. (The unit is referred to as a "transaxle.")
You could probably replace the unit with something from 95, 96, 97, or 98 without any problems. The '99 was changed slightly from previous units, but that year has (based on empirical evidence) some issues with transmission reliability, so you should probably stick to the earlier years.
New, I think these units are about $5,000, but used you could probably find one for between 500-1000, and rebuilt are probably somewhere in the middle, about $2500.
#19 of 21 Re: noise form differential [xwesx]
Aug 26, 2009 (10:48 am)
thank you for the info.my search begins!
#20 of 21 AWD/Trans. Subaru
Jul 11, 2011 (9:46 am)
I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy with a 2.5 liter 5 speed manual trans. When in reverse and backing up and turning the car binds up and rolls to an abrupt stop. The clutch is new and just replaced the viscous coupler but that did not solve problem. Any ideas?
#21 of 21 Re: AWD/Trans. Subaru [hank48]
Oct 01, 2011 (1:52 pm)
I'm having the same trouble. What did you find?