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2001 subaru forester l, there
AWD problem? Maybe, it depends on whether your car is a manual or automatic.
Manual: clicking and rattling is commonly bearing wear in the transfer case. There's three bearings that have to replaced. The transfer case can be removed without taking the transmission out.
Automatic: The car is normally front wheel drive, and sensors control the transfer case (NOT the same as the manual) AWD clutches to connect the rear drive. This clutch system may be the issue. The symptom is more commonly a grinding sound when turning.
The knocking /clicking sound you feel in the steering wheel is the important diagnostic. This is often caused by a worn front axle INNER CV joint. What happens is the wear makes the CV jam as it rotates. Wear can result in steering wheel shimmy, similar to an out of balance wheel/tire.
It can also result in heavy steering on turns. It's simple to check. Jack up each front wheel, and check for rotational slop between the axle and the CV carrier on the transmission. Anything more than 2mm means youneed new axles.
on Mar 28, 2019
My 2009 manual subaru forrester will not shift in reverse
Assuming you can press the clutch and EASILY select fwd gears, then I'd suspect either
* the linkage from the gear stick to the transmission is being jammed / obstructed by something under the car.
* something in the center console is jamming the stick getting in to reverse.
If you can't easily select fwd gears, check the clutch slave and master cylinders.
on Sep 06, 2017
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