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Old 04-29-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Torque Bind - How big a problem?

Thanks to input from this forum, I've figured out that my 97 Legacy Outback with 110K is suffering from torque bind. How serious is this problem? How quickly does it need to be fixed? What damage will it do if I continue to drive it with this problem?

Also, anyone know a shop in So. California (Orange County) that you'd recommend to fix the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:32 PM   #2
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whats torque bind?
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:07 PM   #3
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There's an article on legacycentral org site in the library. It does a much better job than I could.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
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do you feel a binding sensation on tight cornering? If so sounds like the transfer clutches in the tranny are binding up, very common on high mileage cars, I've changed quite a few at work.
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do you feel a binding sensation on tight cornering? If so sounds like the transfer clutches in the tranny are binding up, very common on high mileage cars, I've changed quite a few at work.

Exactly. It's generally limited to low-speed tight turns, like turning into a parking space.

How quickly does this need to be fixed and what does the fix entail?
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Old 05-06-2005, 07:40 PM   #6
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yeah it sounds like the tranfer clucthes are going bad. The repair consists of replacing a set of clutches that in the the tail shaft of the tranny. Its not the easiest to do, but give your local dealer a call and tell them your problem and get a quote. It certainly isn't gonna get better just worse. How long has it been doing it? If i were you i would look into repairing the problem, not a MAJOR problem but i would just let it go. good luck
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:08 PM   #7
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One TSB says the first thing to try is to replace AT fluid and at the same time add friction modifier, which I believe is specified as GM limited-slip additive. I don't remember the specifics, but there has to be a way to find out.
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