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1995 Outback wagon drive train problem
Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:58 PM
If any of you have been throught this I would appreciate any insight you can provide
Posted 21 May 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 08:00 PM
The viscous couplin is on the manual tranny and yes you have to get a new one. A subaru rebuilt tranny may b the best way to go. However, Have you tried synthetic fluid? How many miles on the unit?
Thanks for the feedback. I was led to understand that the VC has its own silicone fulid and it is self contained, so that the transaxle/tranny fluid has no bearing on the VC. I did change the tranny/tranaxle oil and that had no effect really. Not sure if I would gain anything by using synthetic unless I have been given bad info about all this.
If I fix it at all I'm leaning toward just replacing the VC which I guess is a dealer only item. Do you know if this can be done without removing the tranny? Someone told me you just have to take out the tail shaft. The car has 160,000. I bought it used 2 1/2 years ago for 3000.00 so I'm not going to put a whole lot into it. I also just may drive it as is for as long as I can. Any ideas where I can get info on how to do the job if I decide to go that route.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:53 PM
Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:46 AM
Like I mentioned in a previous post, Subaru also recently washed their hands of my current problem and suggested that I contact an independent mechanic.
For the record, my 3-cyl Subaru Justy, with manual transmission, was the most trouble-free Subaru I've ever owned - and I bought all of the cars new.
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