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1998 Subaru Ouback transmission


I put the car in reverse and turn the wheel hard to get out of parking spot.  Then when I step on the gas in drive, it feels like the emergency brake is on.  The car will creep along, the tach will go up and down, it won't shift or go over 45 mph.  If I turn the car off and back on, usually the problem disappears.  

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This might be the result of one of the front axels being completely busted. Continuing to drive the vehicle in this condition would likely damage the transaxel.

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It is quite possible that you have a faulty brake controller. I would say a bad caliper, but you say that it goes away after shutting off and restarting. Aside from that you might go to your local parts store to see if they;ll obtain any trouble codes that may exist. Honestly, the problem sounds like it's either brake or transmission related. Hope this proves to be of some use. Have yourself a wonderful evening!

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