Have 92 subaru AWD legacy wagon with 130k. Howling started while in AWD. Replaced rear diff and then transfer case at back of tranny after suggestions as they were what was causeing this problem. Car does NOT howl in FWD so eliminated wheel bearings as cause. When in AWD it wants to howl a little only at about 38mph and can feel a little drag when it does. Does not howl at other speeds. Then after about 10 or so miles of driving at about 55 it starts to howl loudly. Checked rear diff and it feels hot when it is howling loudly. Nearest subaru dealer is 90 miles away. We are at out wits end (and just about out of $$)trying to fix this problem. Do you have any ideas what it could be?
Any input would be appreciated. Really love this car but my hubby is just about ready to push it over a cliff! Can't find anyone or postings that address this problem.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions that you may have. Really don't want to keep driving it in FWD as we have a 4 wheel drive driveway to get up in the winter and someone told us it is not good to keep driving it in FWD.
Monday, January 8th, 2007 AT 11:20 PM