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No u-turns for me?

(1996 Subaru Impreza Outback)
in Talkeetna, AK on October 26, 2010
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?
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Great answer Ron!
of Ron's Auto Repair on October 26, 2010
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
on August 13, 2011
What is an average cost for something like that?
on November 20, 2011
could it be a cv joint?
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