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93 subaru legacy speed wheels binding on turns

When backing up or turning car at low speeds binds up!

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  • KingofCali Jan 28, 2009

    It is not the wheel bearings, They are sealed units.



    It is in the transmission and has to do with what engages the all wheel drive. Take it real easy when it binds up or you will hear a snap and have no more AWD. I have the part in my garage that had to be replaced, it was around $700

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Wheel bearings need to be greased or changed

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