Differential noise when turning sharp. . .

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by LWelch, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. LWelch

    LWelch Guest

    98 Outback w/250K miles... runs excellent, except at slow speed, sharp
    turn particularly in reverse - differential binds - feels like you put
    on brakes, have to push gas to continue back, does it some forward.
    Fuse installed in FWD box... didn’t change it. Should I just live with
    it till it blows at this mileage? Thanks L W
     
    LWelch, Sep 2, 2008
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  2. LWelch

    Guest Guest


    Sounds like torque bind, not differential troubles. Its an automatic,
    I assume?

    If the duty-C solenoid is broken, or if the AWD clutch mechanism is
    severely grooved, the FWD fuse will have no effect.

    Of course, if its a manual trans the FWD fuse doesn't connect to
    anything.

    A fallback position would be to remove the rear axle shafts and just
    use stub axles to hold the rear wheel bearings together, no more bind
    but no more AWD either.

    Usually you can just live with the binding, and try to avoid
    situations where it tends to happen.


    Dave
     
    Guest, Sep 2, 2008
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  3. Make sure all 4 tires are the same model and wear. Otherwise - what ^^^
    said.
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Sep 2, 2008
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