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What is "torque grab"?
Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:39 PM
We have a 96 Legacy AWD AT wgn. Bought it, drove perfect, took it on a road trip 2000+ miles. Now it's a little lurchy when turning tight ratio turns and sometimes on acceleration. Not bad but definitely increased since we bought it a couple of months ago. I could see it getting worse as time goes on. I've noticed it in several Legacys we test drove. It scared me away from them to the car we decided on. Now we have it. I was going to have a tranny service done but if it might be something else I would like to know. Thanks.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 02:53 PM
Posted 04 September 2003 - 03:51 PM
After I bought my Outback from a private individual in Flagstaff Arizona, I took it to the local dealer to ask about the issue. Two men there told me it was a normal function of the AWD system. I didn't believe them one bit, but I figured they told me it was normal because they probably thought I'd bought the car from them, and was complaining. Thanks to further investigation, and the people on this message board, I was able to clear it up with a simple oil change.
You also need to consider your tires. If they are not all within 1/4 in size, similar symptoms may arise.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 11:47 AM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:42 PM
I filled the front and rear differentials with synthetic gear oil of the appropriate weight and it really smoothed things out.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 01:51 PM
Hope this helps.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 11:38 AM
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