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78 Subaru 4x4 shifting clunk


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#1 Sub78

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

Hey USMB, 

   Have a question for you guys out there. I was testing out my 4x4 for the first time a bit ago. She engages ok and the 4wd light comes on. She drives down the road fine. When I stopped to pull her out of 4wd to 2wd it took a bit of strength to pull the lever down and then I heard a big clunk. It almost had a tight wound up feel in the rear end if that makes sense. Any ideas? Is this normal? 



#2 987687

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

Were you using 4wd on dry pavement? If you were, then yes, it's normal to bind up the driveline like that. It's also bad for it, don't use 4wd on dry pavement. Ever.

It's fine on dirt, snow, if it's really rainy/hydroplaning on the highway, etc. But nice hard good traction surface, you'll break something using 4wd.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

Yeah it was dry just to see if it would engage and disengage. Perhaps that was it. Hadn't even thought about that aspect of it. Right in front of my face. Thanks.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

You didn't hurt anything just doing it once, just don't make it a habit. At least you know it works now!



#5 moosens

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Consider shifting on the fly too. At least disengaging it sure seems to make a big difference. But yeah , I'm in FWD until the fall unless we hit the trails.




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