1995 awd legacy man. trans rebuild

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by mp, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. mp

    mp Guest

    hello,
    I have a 95 awd manual legacy w/ 150k.

    I have been told by several trans shops that the trans needs rebuilding -
    bearings appear to be shot.

    1) what would cause the bearings to fail - trans oil has been changed and
    was not low

    2) I've been quoted between 900 - 3500 for the work. has anyone else had
    this done? how much?

    3) I'm in RTP, NC - any suggestions?

    thanks
    mp
     
    mp, Mar 3, 2004
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  2. Let me guess... 150,000 miles?
    Not in years, but the 3500 sounds high, but then I would go with the
    shop I knew and trusted
    Let's see, several shops tell you to rebuild it, I would say ignore it
    and scrape the car when it dies

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    Ralph E Lindberg, Mar 4, 2004
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  3. What are your symptoms? My 95 is only at 100k miles and runs great, but
    there is a strange "rubbing" noise that comes from the transmission - and
    your post makes me worry that it is impending bearing failure.
     
    Dominic Richens, Mar 4, 2004
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  4. mp

    mp Guest

    We've had the car since it was new. It was passed down to me from my wife
    last summer (finally get AC that the 76 VW didn't have ;-)
    I haven't noticed a distinctive change in the "sound" of the trans - with
    road noise, engine noise, kids screaming ;-)

    When the car is idling in neutral w/ teh clutch out, there is a rubbing(?)
    rumbling sound. When I press the clutch in, the sound pretty much stops. I
    was told that this is indicative of a bearing that is about to come apart &
    ruin my whole trans.

    Driving in 1st is loudest, 2nd loud, 3rd ok, 4 quieter - but I still can't
    notice the gradual change in trans noise.

    The other thing it is doing is making a clacking sound when turning - but
    not all the time. It is NOT the CVs. I had them replaced last year & 3
    shops have inspected them. I think it is coming from the trans, but they do
    not know what it is. I'm thinking w/ the AWD, turning can put additional
    strain on the front drive axle bearing???

    Could it be the rack & pinion? I have not ever had a steering problem.
    But, if it's the rack & the trans, I may be back in the 76 VW for another
    long summer.
     
    mp, Mar 5, 2004
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