I have a 1999 legacy wagon, 2.2L, 5mt with 130,000 on it.
last spring the car started making clunky noises while turning, so of course I replace the front axles. still making noise. So I replaced the right ball joint. still making noise. Then I replaced the right front wheel bearing. still making noise. (these things probably needed to be done anyway).
I finally figured out that the center differential needed help and was making the clunking noise.
I bit the bullet and jacked up the car. pulled off all the stuff to get to the tranny extention and then pulled off the rear piece with the center differential.
The snap ring on the viscous unit had come off and was in lots of pieces. bearings not bad. viscous unit was frozen.
I decided to clean everything up and reinstall the unit. I also removed the rear piece of the propeller shaft so I'd be converting the car into a front wheel drive. I left the front half of the propeller shaft installed, to stop tranny oil from leaking out.
After reinstalling all the parts I thought I'd go for a test drive.
No Way. couldn't even make it down the drive way.
with the tranny in gear and clutch all the way out it barely moves. feels like the clutch isn't fully engaged. this was never an issue before I "fixed it".
is there anything that I might have done to cause this clutch issue? I dont' know if the clutch can be adusted, or bled or something.
Any advice would be helpful.