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Well the guru that left the fuse issue dont know what hes talking about that is for towing a vehicle..

all subarus are either a front wheel drive or a all wheel drive

one you would have to have a all wheel drive tranny the rear end and driveshaft you could remove the cv axels but then you loose support of the front suspension you could rigg another from another vehicle but i sould say thats retarded to attempt costly time consumeing why would you want to i guess thats a question i have tranny bad cv axels bad

i dont say you should attempt this yes you can make a awd to a front wheel drive by removing the driveshaft and then you can either leave the rear end or find a donor to swap rear drive hubs and the only reason i would do this is if the rear end is bad and you cant find a rear end

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There is a fuse holder in the engine compartment. If you install a fuse in it it will make it front wheel drive but not rear wheel drive.

Posted on May 02, 2010

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    Clint Smock May 30, 2010

    Dude I have been working on cars for a long time and have worked on a lot of subarus. The transmission has a clutch in the rear for the rear driveshaft. If you put a fuse in the fuse holder it will shut off the clutch to the rear driveshaft. Then the transmission will only have power to the front wheels. So basically i said the same thing you said in your post except i didn't insult you. You can make the vehicle front wheel drive only but not rear wheel drive without a lot of work.

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This problem is usually caused when the transfer solenoid/valve assembly goes bad, it's located in the transmission extension housing & needs to be replaced. it can be done without removing the transmission.

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SOURCE: 95 Legacy Ls Wagon all-wheel drive does not work.

Check the awd fuse first, if this is ok then it is likely to be in the transmission the awd section is seperate to the rest of the trans, it has its own solonoid pack which can be a problem. Take to a trans specialist for an accurate diagnosis if the fuse is ok. If the fuse is missing come back to me for further info

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