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

 

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hunkefunk, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Talkeetna, AK, October 26, 2010, 19:02
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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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    Ron-subaru master from Ron's Auto Repair, October 26, 2010, 20:43
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    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.

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    Visitor, August 13, 2011, 08:55

    What is an average cost for something like that?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 26, 2010, 22:57
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    Great answer Ron!

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    adory719 November 20, 2011, 11:21
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    could it be a cv joint?

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