We just got stuck in the snow, i got out and looked as my wife tried to move the car foward and noticed we dont have AWD, the only tire spinning in the snow is the front pass side tire, and there is no fuse in the awd fuse holder under the hood. so now what? we dont know how long its been like this, everything else seems fine....94,000 miles.2.5, automatic.
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Re: 1997 suburu outback NO AWD, only pass front spins
This transmission has a known fault with the awd section of the transmission, it is quite common to find the fuse out, because at somepoint in the life of the car an expensive repair was required and the owner did not want to do it, no fuse awd does not work end of problem. Put a fuse in, if the vehicle then judders on full lock in reverse or going forward, the fault is the awd solonoid block, depending on how long it was run in this condition, will depend on how much of a repair will be needed. Find a reliable transmission repiar shop and get a quote, not knowing were you are i cannot say with local prices how much it would cost. Hope this helps.
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First of all did she run over something that has stuck under the car? Check and see if you have a clunking in one of the wheels Could be a brake in a wheel has come apart. Try and see if it does it again and some one stand beside the car as it moves slowly to find out where the noise is coming from. May not be serious and again it could be. If she drove on snow it could even be a build up of ice and snow. You are not clear what kind of noise and very hard to answer.
AWD vehicles have a centre diff in the transfer case and if there is no traction on the rear wheels then the front wheels will not turn. All wheel drive is not equal to 4 wd which you assume apparently. Check that there is not a diff lock button in the car to lock the centre diff turning it into 4wd vehicle in which case the front wheels would have moved the vehicle
mcdevito75 here, Check everything inside the door, linkages, Activating rods for the locks, also make sure all nuts and bolts are tight, also double check the position of the lock, the lock itself should be able to be adjusted to make sure it locks correctly and in the right spot in the door, you can use Liquid wrecch to free everything up and then White Grease can br sprayed on all the linkages, rods ETC.
The fuse under the hood is for the control of the all wheel drive. But, remove the fuse for it to work all wheels, install fuse for just front wheels drive. Good luck and hope it helps. Have a great day. P.S. My wife and I play with one of our Outbacksw in the back of our property. Tonight we were throwing snow up over the hood. Real fun.