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Old 01-29-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default 95 LSi no AWD??

I thought all subarus were awd, i guess i found out the hard way during all this snow lol any thought.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Also recently today my key wouldnt come out the ignition. Never did it before today but the car was in park and didnt come out. The only way i got it out was to put it in drive then reverse for a little bit then park then it came out, it did this twice already.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Up until 1996 Subaru did indeed sell a FWD version of the Legacy.

From 1997 onwards they have always been AWD. My guess is that for basic commuter driving AWD really only makes sense in areas that frequently have snow.

My guess is that your shift linkage is slightly out of adjustment and that is why you are having problems yanking your key out. Simplest solution would be to have an extra key made and then keep the current key in the ignition. Use the new key to lock the car with.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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I thought all subarus were awd,
So you really did your homework before you bought the car, eh? No, not all Subarus were AWD back then. Your LSi should be AWD, assuming it is actually an LSi.

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any thought.
I'm assuming that's a question? Any thought about what?
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:23 PM   #5
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So you really did your homework before you bought the car, eh? No, not all Subarus were AWD back then. Your LSi should be AWD, assuming it is actually an LSi.
I dont really care its fwd or awd just figured it be awd. Any way to really tell?
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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I don't really care if it is FWD or AWD. I just figured it would be AWD. Is there any way to really tell?
Just look at the underside of your car. Is there a round shaft sticking out of the back of the transmission ? If there is one, does it connect to some sort of a differential thingey in the centre between the rear wheels ? If so, then your car does indeed have AWD. It is entirely possible that your car does indeed have AWD that for what ever reason(s) isn't functional.

If your car is an automatic shift, a disreputable seller may install a "FWD enable" fuse, so that the AWD doesn't function and you wont detect any "torque binding" that is typical of a failing electronically controlled clutch pack.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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Car is AUTO btw and I think i found what would be the diff. and its not working so what can I do, pull the fuse out?


Also.. im leaking gas on the bottom of the fuel from the bottom of the filler neck, it looks kinda rusty but can I sand it down and put some kind of liquid metal on it when its not wet?

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Old 01-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #8
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can I sand it down and put some kind of liquid metal on it when its not wet?
Try mercury

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Old 01-31-2011, 02:03 PM   #9
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:22 PM   #10
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Wow, my subie was the same color and wasn't that bad rusted


Uhm if theres no fuse inside, then either the system is working and you didn't know...or theres a major issue but it is AWD since it has a rear diff...
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #11
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haha gotta love the sand and salty NE roads. fml. awd isnt working im pretty sure just spinning up hill in the snow lol
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #12
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The AWD eventually went out on my 93 Touring Wagon...till I swapped in a 5MT.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:43 AM   #13
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I am [actually your car is] leaking gas on the bottom of the fuel from the bottom of the filler neck, it looks kinda rusty but can I sand it down and put some kind of liquid metal on it when its not wet?

This issue has been covered in the past. I am surprised that some other posters haven't asked you to "do a search". At any rate, in order to save you some time here is a link to what others have encountered :

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1466705
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