Question about 1997 Subaru Outback
There is a central diff(called a TORSEN diff)and yes it has splines on the output shaft.NOW this IS a front wheel drive car that goes into 4wd when traction to the front is compromised(slipping)they are not allowed to call it "quattro"or 4wd as its NOT.jack up the rear and block the front wheels,start the engine and put it into gear,the rear wheels should turn if the central diff is operating correctly.if not the best solution is to get a diagnostic done at a subaru dealer(you can then decide if you are capable of fixing it yourself or are willing for them to fix it)It is not as simple a system as some people would make out as you have electronics to control the front/rear traction.and the diagnostic computer they use is invaluable.AND EXPENSIVE.
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 16, 2017 | 1998 Subaru Legacy
Jan 19, 2013 | 1997 Subaru Outback
Dec 31, 2012 | Subaru Legacy Cars & Trucks
Nov 15, 2010 | 1995 Subaru Impreza
Jan 05, 2010 | 1997 Subaru Impreza
Mar 31, 2009 | 2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Wagon
Feb 18, 2009 | 1992 Subaru Legacy
Dec 21, 2008 | 1995 Subaru Legacy
332 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: