Having sudden problems with my 1996 legacy -- 240k miles and an auto transmission. I've searched all over the place and see a lot of issues with torque binding while turning (I did have that some many thousands of miles ago and it was the duty c solenoid), but this is different. It "binds" just driving straight.
It started with backing out of parking space while turning, an odd clunk that sounded like it was coming from the rear, then the car was very hard to turn but -- and this is the part that has me puzzled -- very hard to simply drive straight. It's like the parking brake is on.
Also, when in gear and decelerating, it would make this hard-pumping, rhythmic "braking" pulse. It wasn't the brakes (hence the quotes), it was something in the drivetrain. But it felt like someone was pumping the brakes or popping it very quickly in and out of a lower gear.
I put a fuse into the FWD fuse holder and the problems went away.
Any ideas? My first guess is clutch plates. But, I've not seen anyone with trouble simply driving straight in all the posts I've found.
Thanks for any help!
Edited by bendecker, 16 June 2013 - 09:49 PM.