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Old 12-28-2001, 10:46 PM   #1
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Question how can you tell if your differential was damaged due to towing?

i got into an accident in feb of 00' and am wondering if there was any drive train or differential damage. i'm not really sure if they did tow it on all fours or just on two so i'm am wondering on that?
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Old 12-29-2001, 01:10 AM   #2
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If you can drive it then most likely there were no tires on the ground. A lot of tow companies use wheel dollies to lift the rears off the ground and then hoist the front up with the truck. Works as well or better than a flatbed (if they don't have keys to your car anyway).
If you really want to know, change the fluid. If there is a lot of crap in it, then something might be wrong.
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Old 12-29-2001, 02:41 AM   #3
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Any damage that occured would have hurt the centre Viscous Coupling (assume your car is manual) which is sealed.

Changing the fluid won't tell you anything.

The car would drive like crap - could act like a FWD car, but it depends on how fried the VC got.

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Old 12-29-2001, 03:27 AM   #4
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My bad.
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Old 12-29-2001, 11:44 AM   #5
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But you're right that most towing companies know the deal with Subarus. Except that he's in Honolulu..... are there a lot of Subies there?

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Old 12-30-2001, 02:53 AM   #6
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nope.. not many subarus around here...mostly hondas and acuras. yes my car is MT and still running and am hoping that nothing went wrong.
p.s. don't come to hawaii to live. i say if you want a pretty good vaction, then you can come here. but if you would like to live here, think again busta cause the cost of living is toooo high, job opening suck, and the hawaiians here think they own everything.
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