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Old 10-14-2001, 03:47 PM   #1
MrBean85
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Default Finally got it home

On Friday afternoon, my dad picked the 95 Legacy up from the dealer. Man is that a nice car. The engine has an oil leak somewhere, the FWD fuse is blown, and the dealer couldn't find tan carpet for the hatch, so its black. Other than that it runs really good, shifts, and looks good for an almost 7 year old car.
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Old 10-14-2001, 07:25 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Legacys are good cars.

I just found that out myself.

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Old 10-14-2001, 09:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Finally got it home

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Originally posted by MrBean85
engine has an oil leak somewhere, the FWD fuse is blown, and the dealer couldn't find tan carpet
Is this an AWD Legacy? If so, then there should not be a fuse in the FWD socket under the hood. You only put one there (of any rating) if you are using your donut spare or for some other reason need to disable the AWD.

Regarding the engine oil leak, check (in this order): front crank seal, cam seals, valve cover gaskets.

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Old 10-15-2001, 02:32 PM   #4
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Apparently there is a fuse in the fuse holder, (yes it is AWD). I will check it out later for torque binding. I hope that is not the case, but for a $2600, it can't be perfect.

Thanks for the info on the oil leak.
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Old 10-15-2001, 03:02 PM   #5
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Default hmmm

So you bought a 95 for $2600 and youre trying to sell either a 90 or 91 Legacy for $2800. I suppose that would be sweet for you. Youre not trying to take advantage of your fellow i-clubbers are you?
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Old 10-15-2001, 08:48 PM   #6
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Default torque bind: Final Answer

Well, the AWD is now enabled. There is some "torque bind", when turning. No big deal, at least not at the moment. Dad is going to call around and get some estimates for fixing this problem. Thanks for all help on this subject.

Me taking advantage of fellow i-clubbers? Never! Just moving as we need to. Besides, our driveway is starting to look like a used car lot!
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:22 PM   #7
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What exactly is torque bind? Is it that shuddering feeling you get when making sharp turns at slow speeds? What causes torque bind? My car has suddenly started shuddering when turning and manuvering in parking lots. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2001, 09:56 PM   #8
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From what I gather(correct me if I'm wrong), torque bind is when some seals or something to that effect, go wrong in the rear of the tranny. The symptoms are a shuddering when turning sharply and accelerating at the same time. I think?
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Old 10-17-2001, 10:24 PM   #9
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Simply put, binding is when the front and rear are not allowed to freely rotate at different speeds, which is required when turning.

Causes of binding are plentiful (mostly affecting auto transmissions). Here are a few...
1. mismatched/mis-sized or improperly inflated tires.
2. Malfunctioning duty solenoid C, which doesn't let the AWD disengage fully when needed.
3. A groove worn in the output shaft housing which catches the output shaft or lets it slip slightly off-center.
4. A contaminant in the transmission fluid that prevents the clutch plates from sliding freely when the solenoid is disengaged.

I've experienced 1, 3, and 4 between both our automatic cars.
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