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Wheels turning opposite

My subaru is awd, the problem is when I drive there is some jerking, feels like i have hit the brakes, but it also seems like wheels are turning the opposite way! anybody?

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    Kevin Blair May 11, 2010

    do you notice any noises? This could be a sticky brake caliper or a transmission issue.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    light knock more a wobble feel only when wheel turned all the way to one side


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Almost definatly a transmission problem, it is most likely the awd section of the transmission failed. Remove the fuse that controls the awd and see if the fault goes away. If it does then take it to a transmission specialist to be repaired. if not get back to me with more info.

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