1998 Subaru Outback all wheel drive

Tiny
LEO HARGREAVES
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  • 1998 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,083 MILES
1998 legacy outback. Wheels bind when turning sharp at low speeds."At oil temp" light flashes 16 times after start-up (owners manual says this is an auto. Transmission electronic control problem)and under hood FWD fuse holder with fuse installed will not engage front wheel drive only. This fuse holder has a good ground, but is not receiving power. The under dash fuse holder has a fuse for auto transmission control, and it tests good, as do all other fuses.I welcome input about repairs, and/or obtaining service information, wiring diagrams, component locations. Thankyou.
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 2:41 PM

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Tiny
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Not real familiar with subes, but I'll help as best I can.

IS this the description of the symptom first stated?
There is a shutter or vibration at low speed turning while your turning the steering wheel.

I went crazy trying to understant the "at oil temp light"
Looking at the diagram, I see "A/T oil temp"..LOL


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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
LEO HARGREAVES
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I needed advice from a subaru tech. With much experience. He would have known right away what the"at oil temp"light was. The wheel does not shutter or vibrate when turning. The tires are binding, as they would on an old truck in four wheel drive, when turning on dry pavement. This subaru is obviously stuck in full four wheel drive and will not disengage. Your advice was of no help to me. Please refund my ten dollars. Thank you.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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Leo.

That wasn't too terribly welcoming kind of a comment. LOL.

I just gave you the diagrams with close ups of the circuit so you can trace them. Or was there other diagrams that you were welcoming? Would you like some componentn locations. Ahhhh. You wanted a magic bullet so you didn't have to test maybe.

IF that was what you wanted I would not have responded. Maybe you can call subaru and talk to one of their techs. $10. There gets you 7 minutes or so.

Now if your done with the the hissy fit, can we move forward. Good greif.

The reason I asked about the "while turning" and a "shudder" was because that was what I got out of it. Essentially your description was lacking clarity and was trying to make it clear in the event someone else reading this could jump in. See I'm nice like that.
Had this been the case with yours I had a probable solution.

Why do people get all goofy like that anyways?
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 2:15 PM

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