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Wounded Loyale... HELP!
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:05 PM
I am new to this group, so a bit of background first... I am recently divorced (and won) so the ex-wife had to give back my car. Unfortunately, she had an "accident" that was never repaired and the car is now un-drivable.
I have a 1992 Subaru Loyale, wagon, on-demand 4WD, auto
...that got hit in a parking lot. The rear passengers wheel and rim look as if they got hit by baseball, which bent the rim. I’m guessing it was a trailer hitch.
Because the "ex" continued to drive it after the accident…
the bearing is worn out, axel shaft spline teeth are ground off, brake drum is cracked, and all seals are destroyed.
Aside from replacing the obvious,
are there any other areas to check for damage?
Any advice on how to change the axel shaft spline?
Also, since the car is on 4 jack stands, I wanted to check the 4WD.
When I started it and put it in gear, only the front wheels turn.
Is this normal when the car’s wheels are off the ground?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:13 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:26 PM
What controls the push button 4WD?
Anything specific I should look for?
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:30 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:36 PM
92 Subaru Loyale Wagon (was a great little car)
...up on jack stands, start engine, put automatic in drive, push 4WD button, 4WD dash light comes on, front wheels spin, rear wheels and drive shaft don't spin.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:43 PM
I've not yet played with the push button 4WD.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:46 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 10:37 PM
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Posted 28 September 2003 - 08:58 PM
Searched everywhere and finally found a junk yard with a wrecked 93 Loyale. I got an entire rear assembly that included, shock, arm, axel, brake drum, etc. for $100.
With the help of my brother (a great mechanic) we removed the damaged rear assembly and replaced it with the newer one.
Removal was difficult because NYS winters with all the salt had most of the bolts rusted in very tight.
Now the rear is back together. I just need to turn the drums and replace the pads and it'll be good as new.
As for the 4WD system... I checked all the mechanical parts and they are undamaged. Everything moves freely. I also check all electrical components. The sylonoid works correctly and you can hear it engage. Perhaps the 4WD system only works when the car is moving down the road??? Any ideas?
Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:33 PM
Posted 28 September 2003 - 11:27 PM
I have a '93 Loyale 4WD, and the pushbutton 4WD will engage fine when I've got it on a lift (all four wheels off the ground. I have no idea how the system works, though, never needed to figure it out. I push the red button, the dash ideogram lights, and the rear wheels begin to spin with the fronts. Never hear a thing, unless I've got the fronts spinning when I push the button (when up on the rack!).
Originally posted by trooperjeep Perhaps the 4WD system only works when the car is moving down the road?
Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:47 AM
i would have replaced the rear trailing arm on that side, if not just the rim to begin with. the rest would have been ok
Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:51 AM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:12 PM
All the rear (passangers side) drive parts were replaced, along with a new bearing, drums, and brake pads. Now every thing works like new!
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