Last post on Jan 07, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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Subaru Legacy, Steering, Suspension, Tires, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 6 Re: 1998 Legacy L diff/at-transaxle "wheel hop" prob - urgent help please [ateixeira]
Jan 07, 2011 (10:51 am)
We just had to do this on an outback and a forester. On the outback it was the center diffy, on the forester it isn't the center so it *may* be the front diffy, but we are still investigating this.
#5 of 6 Re: 1998 Legacy L diff/at-transaxle "wheel hop" prob - urgent help please [paisan]
Jan 07, 2011 (11:12 am)
If you *can* buy a warranty from this dealer, you need to keep in mind that it is not a "factory" warranty, so whether or not it is honored should problems arise is dependent upon the dealership or company that issued the warranty. There are usually a lot of ifs/ands/buts in this types of warranties, so make sure you know what you are buying ahead of time.
I have a few friends who have purchased this type of warranty and every single one of them says it has done them no good when they needed it.
#6 of 6 Re: 1998 Legacy L diff/at-transaxle "wheel hop" prob - urgent help please [xwesx]
Jan 07, 2011 (6:41 pm)
Thank you all for your replys... It seems that adding front diff fluid and double flushing the trany fluid, plus adding some power steering fluid (it was low too) seems to have pretty much solved the problem although I haven't had it on dry pavement yet... I've bought aftermarket warranties before and must say that I've had very good luck with them, 2 transmission rebuilds and a ceased axle/differential on two different vehicles with 2 different warranty companies... However in this case, being that I'm only going to be putting on about 5k kms a year on the car and plan on driving it into the ground, I think I'll save my "warranty money" for use as things come up down the road as they say... The car really is a "creampuff" so no rust (rustproofed when new I'm thinking) and virtually no signs of wear anywhere on the car's interior shows me that the car was pretty well maintained until the last year or so when it hit the used car lot(s)... For the price, $3400.00, if I keep the car for a long time it's still gonna be pretty cheap transportation that will do everything I need it to do even if it costs me a few bucks in maint along the way... Thanks again everyone...