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#1 robertwheeler

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:04 PM

Hi

Just wondering.... if this car is in 2 wheel drive does it use the front or the rear wheels?

This car has a serious problem in 4 wheel drive.... it doesnt want to move... almost like a brake is dragging... but the drag is gone when you go back to 2 wheel.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:44 PM

FRont wheels all the time,rear wheels when 4WD is engaged.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:49 PM

One possibility is that the rear differential has been changed. The turbo cars have a 3.7:1 gear ratio, while the non-turbo cars have a 3.9:1 ratio. That would make it really difficult to go anywhere in 4WD.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:52 PM

FRont wheels all the time,rear wheels when 4WD is engaged.


Thanks

Just what I needed to know :)

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:54 PM

One possibility is that the rear differential has been changed. The turbo cars have a 3.7:1 gear ratio, while the non-turbo cars have a 3.9:1 ratio. That would make it really difficult to go anywhere in 4WD.


My Brother has had this car for 2 or 3 years... and last winter the 4wd worked fine... I likely need to climb under there and see if there are any obvious problems with the rear driver train.

Sorry I didn't add it to the title.. it is a turbo
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:04 PM

My brother had a chance to use the 4wd in the snow a couple of days ago. He was going up a steep hill as easy as you like while all the new cars and the occasional pickup truck tried to get up the hill. He said most of these people looked really aggravated and not happy to be shown up by and old Subaru :)


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