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Rear end issue

I have a 1997 Subaru Outback Legacy. It have 156,??? miles on it. I boutgh it 6 months ago and I keep having issues with the rear end. When I go to mark a turn it seems as though the rear end "drags" around. The tire squeal but it doesnt have a smooth turning motion. can you tell me what is going on?

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Maybe it just needs to be serviced? oil change etc??

Posted on Jan 16, 2018

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SOURCE: Starter or solenoid issue on '98 Subaru Outback Legacy

The starter is separate from the soleniod; It could be a part called the bendix on the starter itself. If you can remove it, take it to a auto parts store- they will check it for free.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Cause of noise in front differential of 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback.

there is a plug on the shaft-side of the differential. Using a ratchet remove the plug and with the engine OFF, stick your finger inside the hole and you should get fluid just below the threads of where the plug goes in.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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Removing and replacing is not the problem, easy job. Changing the springs is the only problem. Make sure you are very careful when removing springs. Better to have a parts store do it for you. If you do decide to change yourself just make sure clamps are tight and take your time to follow directions exactly. Be careful, good luck and have a great day.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Steering wheel clicks on 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon

steering column bearing sounds like a worn out steering column... jack the front wheels off the ground both sides relieve load on steering wheel to see if it lessens the amount of feel and noise, if it does it shoud be the column bearing, replace bearings or complete column,,, also try with the wheels off the ground and safely supported to manualy steer the wheels by hand and see if you feel in roughness or hear any noises,should some minor resistance but be smooth in it movement if everything suspension and steering component wise is in good working condition... please rate my help.. thanks...

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SOURCE: 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback with Factory issued Car

the easiest way will be to take it 2 a subaru dealer or an auto electriction and get them 2 remove the alarm..but you could dissconnect and un bolt the external alarm siren..

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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