Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday December 13, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-14-2001, 11:27 AM   #1
MaddMax
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 9264
Join Date: Aug 2001
Vehicle:
2016 BMW M235i 6MT

Default Help ASAP!!! Looking to buy GT, but has axle binding

Yesterday I found a cherry silver auto 98 Legacy GT wagon with 50K miles selling for $15000 that I'd like to buy for my wife. After a long test drive by myself I noticed two things. It is significantly slower than my Maxima (to be expected) and it has a very noticable low speed "wobble" in tight turns. I've done some researching and it turns out that there is a technical service bulletin 16-63-97 which refers to this exact problem as a transfer clutch bind. The fix could be as simple as rotating the tires or as dramatic as replacing the entire rear differential and clutch pack. All this would be covered under the 5 year/60K warranty. Should I go ahead a risk it? I fear the car will be in the shop for 2 weeks getting fixed since it appears that most Subaru dealers don't know the first thing about repairing their cars. What should I do?


Dave
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
MaddMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 08-14-2001, 11:38 AM   #2
Julian
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1182
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ventura, CA
Vehicle:
MY00 RS
BRP

Default

Use the potential problem to negotiate the price downward. Bring a copy of the TSB.
Julian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2001, 12:24 PM   #3
BigElm
Always under your radar!
Moderator
 
Member#: 1568
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Hawtlanta!!!
Default

Have the owner get if fixed....show him how interested you are.
Or....
What Julian said!
BigElm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2001, 02:47 AM   #4
subysouth
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 5039
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Vehicle:
2007 Outback XT
Grey 5-speed

Default uh what?

Subaru dealers dont know the first thing about fixing their cars? Thats kinda a harsh blanket statement isnt it?
subysouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2001, 08:04 PM   #5
remarcable
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2362
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: South Carolina, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy Outback
Blue w/ Paint Chips & Mud

Default

That statement rings true to the 2 different dealers I have been to.

I don't go to dealerships anymore if there is any possible way of avoiding them.
remarcable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2001, 08:58 PM   #6
litespeed
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3236
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Euclid (Cleveland), OH
Vehicle:
1998 Impreza 2.5 RS
Black

Default

I have a 96 OBW (48K miles) and had a similar problem when I would turn (usually at slow speeds) in parking lots and would feel a jerking, rumbling, grunching (is that a word?) sort of sound coming from the rear right wheel. It took a couple of tries to get it fixed (fortunately I had decided to get extended warranty coverage on this used car - first time for that). It had to stay in the shop for 2-3 days each time, but it is now fixed and runs great. Since it was repaired under the extended warranty I never really found out how much it would have cost to repair it normally. I'm guessing in the $400-700 range, but I may be wrong.

They replaced the clutches and slip rings the first time and it helped a little. Two months later I took it back and they replaced the following:

Case CP Ext (whatever that is - I'm typing this off the invoice)
Roller Bearing 3
Oil Seal
Gasket Trans
Plate Trans
Filter Inlet
Ring Seal
Bolt
ATF

Hope this helps. You might want to "borrow" the car and take it to your local trusted mechanic and have them give you an estimate on repairs and then negotiate the price down with the seller - Good luck
litespeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to buy this 07STI but guy has turboback and no tune....Stay Away? akeric General Community 39 08-06-2008 05:10 AM
Help, I want to buy this, but I don't know where to find it. Pic inside. Massive Interior & Exterior Modification 12 01-19-2006 02:23 PM
NEED HELP ASAP (About to buy STi) Tonight! pezcore187 General Community 16 07-12-2005 05:43 PM
Need Some Help- I'im Looking To Buy A WRX KillswitchEngage Proven Power Bragging 5 05-14-2004 02:20 PM
Looking to buy GT style rims vincentmeanie North West Impreza Club Forum -- NWIC 7 10-29-2003 09:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.