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As I turn my 1999 Outback sharply left or right, as at an intersection, something seems to be slipping in the drive train. Acceleration creates a jerky feeling that subsides when the car straightens out.

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  • chs0 Aug 25, 2010

    The steering itself is working fine. The drive train, though, acts as though something is slipping and re-engaging. Perhaps something associated with the AWD.

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Hi! Please do check the power steering fluid. If the steering fluid is lacking it feels like its dragging or something. Please fill it to the right level and write back on the progress. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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    dj_relly999 Aug 25, 2010

    Thanks for the clarification. Have you repaced the torque converter recently? If not, then it's gotta be the torque converter. The torque converter controls the shifting and when it's faulty it acts up.

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