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1990 Legacy no rear wheel drive AND broken speedometer shaft
Posted 06 June 2004 - 12:00 AM
Car was towed twice during this, and I'm thinking I read someplace where this can wear out some bands ? in the tranny or transfer. Anyhow, no rear wheel power now, although I did have AWD for a while after I replaced the purge control solenoid valve (I think that was what it was called, been awhile). The car was in "limp in" mode for at least 2 years before I did that. At 7000' elevation.
But 2wd was ok, so I drove it, but today, in an attempt to replace the speedometer shaft seal, I broke something; the shaft or something else "down there".
1. How do you change that seal? I swore at Japanese folks I don't even know today.
2. What do you suppose I broke?
3. At this point, with no AWD and no speedo, should I:
A: take it to a tranny shop for repair
B: try to locate and replace it with a salvage unit.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 07:53 AM
Have you had a shop give you an estimate? That would be a good first step.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 05:57 PM
Also, after I did get it out of its limpin' mode, the rear drive worked for a while (6-8 month?) and then quit. I wonder if we put in the incorrect gear ratio rear-end. Seems like I read where this might toast the trans. ? I hate wrenching, hence the moniker, but if I decide to pull the trans & rear-end, which year subarus will interchange?
And today, its back in the limp in mode, I suppose due to the speedo problem. My Chiltons book for some reason does not list the codes for the 1990 legacy, and I've missplaced a website that had them....any suggestions on where to look? Thanks!
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