1996 Subaru Impreza Outback Q&A

1996 Subaru Impreza Outback Question: no u-turns for me?

When I pull a hard left turn, the car begins to "chug" along (almost violently).. otherwise the car runs perfectly.. my temporary remedy has been to utilize the 3-point turn instead of a u-turn. Any ideas of what this could be? -
Answer 1
If this vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission and is all wheel drive then you have a bad transfer clutch assembly. You will need to remove the rear tail housing from the trans and replace the clutch pack and solenoid. This is not a job for the backyard mechanic because the components have to be measured and set up properly for it to work again. I have done about 100 of these in my 20 yrs as a subaru tech. Ron's Auto Repair -
Comment 1
What is an average cost for something like that? -
Answer 2
Great answer Ron! -
Answer 3
could it be a cv joint? -